Hope and heartbreak: We found a 1951 35mm nitrate fine grain of Bergman’s mold-ravaged SUMMER INTERLUDE! Then we opened the can.
Why I do what I do, folks. (And by do what I do, I mean catalog DVDs of the Curious George show from PBS. Sometimes that seems like all I do. I did inventory a 35mm print of Horrible Bosses yesterday. So that’s a little better?)
That said, if anyone from Criterion is reading this: Has the reel gotten to stage 4 hockey puck and the bits of film are what’s flaked off the outside of the reel? Because it looks like a vinegar safety film reaction, but I know it’s hard to capture these things in a picture. Just the spoking isn’t something I’ve seen as much in nitrate, but film always manages to defy our expectations. And the fact it’s from 1951 made me think it might be a mix of safety and nitrate. Anyway, just wondering!