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    Still no replies from the BFI or Studio Canal to my emails. But I've just found this new teaser trailer on the Internet which is well put together. However, I'd still like to see the original trailer from 1948.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J47OkSfoXrU

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    Of little interest I suspect, but leafing through my threadbare and half-hearted collection of Spanish 'programmes' (A6-ish posters handed out at cinemas from the 40s to the 70s to advertise forthcoming attractions) of British films, I noticed that the same title (El Idolo Caido - literally The Fallen Idol) is used for the 1970 Richard Harris film The Idol.

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    An interesting bit of trivia, Rowdon. I'd never heard of that Richard Harris film, but it is odd that the title of the film is The Idol, yet the poster names it The Fallen Idol. I shall look up the film on the IMDb.

    UPDATE: To add to the confusion, the film was entitled Bloomfield in the UK.
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    Robert Henrey can be heard being interviewed by Francine Stock on BBC Radio 4's The Film Programme today (Thursday, December 3rd, 2015) at 4 pm. This must have been recorded when he was over here in September to record his interview for the new BluRay / DVD release of The Fallen Idol.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06r885c

    UPDATE: I'm not sure now whether it's on this Thursday or next Thursday, as the page is a bit confusing.
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    Cinematographer Georges Perinal testing the lighting on the set and (below) Sir Ralph Richardson (in dressing gown);
    Associate Producer Phil Brandon; Sonia Dresdel and Producer - Director Carol Reed discuss a scene on the stairs.




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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenburnfan View Post
    Robert Henrey can be heard being interviewed by Francine Stock on BBC Radio 4's The Film Programme today (Thursday, December 3rd, 2015) at 4 pm. This must have been recorded when he was over here in September to record his interview for the new BluRay / DVD release of The Fallen Idol.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06r885c

    UPDATE: I'm not sure now whether it's on this Thursday or next Thursday, as the page is a bit confusing.
    The new Radio Times (for broadcasts starting week beginning tomorrow Saturday 5th December) lists the Henrey programme for Thursday 10 December, repeated the following Sunday). Listeners might want to listen to every edition coming up just in case the BBC gets things the wrong way round (as it does).

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    Thanks, Rick. I shall listen next Thursday in case that really is the day.

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    I watched the new BFI Studio Canal DVD in full last night, as opposed to just seeing parts of it when it first arrived and can now offer a more detailed description of it. While it's true that the fine vertical scratches that can be seen in the previous 2006 restored release can no longer be seen, many other parts of the film have them and these scratches weren't noticeable on the 2006 release. As the image was nice and sharp and the sound nice and clear on the 2006 release, the latest release can't improve on that and in my opinion, the latest release hasn't been restored recently at all, they've just used a different print of the film. The fine vertical scratches are black, which suggests they are on the gloss side of the film and could have been removed by running the print or dupe negative, or whatever they used for the transfer, through a special fluid developed by the BFI that makes such fine scratches disappear. There's a video somewhere on YouTube showing them doing this. The fact that the scratches are still there, and are annoying and distracting, suggests that little restoration work has been done on the film for the new BluRay and DVD release. The scratches last from as little as a few seconds to quite a lot longer. Oddly enough, the print used for the modern teaser trailer seen in post # 361 above contains scenes with no scratches that on the 'restored' DVD are apparent in the same scenes. Perhaps someone at the BFI made a mistake and put the pre-restoration version on the DVD instead of the restored version. If so, it's impossible to find out by emailing them, as they never reply. Someone would have to go to the BFI in person and make a fuss about it in reception in an effort to get some answers.

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    Here is DVD Beaver's review of the various DVDs about, though not it appears the new StudioCanal version.
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDRev...dvd_review.htm
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    Yes, I've seen that before, Philip and I've been wondering when DVD Beaver was going to get around to reviewing the latest release, as it's been out for a few weeks now. When I was in the cinema trade, we called such vertical scratches rope scratches or tramline scratches. They are caused when the film track in a projector is not kept scrupulously clean. Over time, emulsion and dirt builds up in the track, especially in the gate, and scratches the emulsion side of the film. or the gloss side, or both.

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    The BFI restoration of nitrate films (all 35mm cinema films made up to 1952 were shot on nitrate stock, including The Fallen Idol).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiCB6BWbd2k

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    PHILLIPE: "What've we got for chop?"

    BAINES: "Chop?"

    PHILLIPE: "That's what you said food was called in Africa".

    BAINES: "Chop? Oh, yes, Chop!"

    PHILLIPE: "Tell me more about Africa".

    BAINES: "Some other time".



    An original glossy press still of Bobby Henrey as Phillipe.

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    I see that THE FALLEN ANGEL is now available for cinema showings in Digital.

    It would appear that when StudioCanal are restoring and releasing some of their backlog under the "Vintage Classics" label they are also making DCPs available for cinemas. This makes sense as restoring films for BluRay release is very similar to creating a DCP.
    The latest batch is here, available for cinemas from Park Circus.
    http://www.parkcircus.com/films/coll...s/882_new_dcps

    Unfortunately I was just a little too early this summer when I saw it from plain DVD at the Chichester Film Festival.

    No doubt the DCP will be shown at some point at the National Film Theatre, perhaps if they do a 'British Films of the 40s' or Carol Reed season.

    Good news though that it is available again for cinema showings.

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    I take it you meant to type 'Idol' rather than 'Angel', Philip. Perhaps if Studio Canal make it available to cinemas as a DCP, they'll do something with it that prevents the 4 x 3 image being stretched out into 6 x 3 wide screen. A kind of fail safe mode.

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    Whoops, yes, a typo, of course THE FALLEN IDOL.

    As a DCP the film will be encoded as standard 1.85 'flat' images, 1080 pixels high and 1998 pixels wide. That 1.85 image is what will be projected, just as any other 'flat' film.
    However all the pixels on the left and right sides will be black leaving the 4:3 film image centred in the middle.
    Standard practice for releasing vintage 4:3 films, so should be no problem.

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    If only they'd had a disc like that over two years ago at the Regal, Tenbury Wells. At the time, I don't think they could have shown it in the correct aspect ratio even if they had tried.

    However, if it was made available to cinemas, I can't see any of the multiplex chains wanting to book it, as the sort of people who go to multiplexes wouldn't pay tuppence to watch a black and white film. Everything has to be in colour as far as they're concerned. Specialist cinemas may book it though.
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    I have just checked the Park Circus website which lists where its films are being shown.

    THE FALLEN IDOL is due to be shown at the new 'Home' Arts Centre in Manchester just before Christmas.

    Looking at the 'Home' website, the showings are
    Sun 20 Dec at 13:00
    Tue 22 Dec at 20:45
    Wed 23 Dec at 13:00

    Probably the first public showing of the new DCP version.

    I have walked around the 'Home' centre. Very impressive; it includes 5 cinema screens and is the replacement for the old Cornerhouse cinema.

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    I'm sure the Cornerhouse was there as recently as 2010, because Studio Canal had a special screening there of Sammy Going South when it had just been released on DVD and Fergus McClelland was there in person to introduce the film...although whether they showed the DVD or ran a brand new 35mm CinemaScope print of the film, I don't know. However, it's good to know that The Fallen Idol will be shown digitally in Manchester this month in a transfer that digital projectors can't stretch out to the wrong aspect ratio and to know that it will be made available to a new and wider audience.
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    Yes, the 'Home' centre just opened in May 2014 with the Cornerhouse closing down at the same time. Danny Boyle was there for the opening ceremony.

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    I've just found this image on the Internet. It may well be a 35mm clipping from the original trailer and printed on nitrate stock, too.


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