Today is the first day of the For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon III and will go on till 18th May.
This is the third edition of the blogathon, the aim every year is to raise funds for the National Film Preservation Foundation (an independent, nonprofit organization created to rescue endangered films) to support restoring a specific film each year.
This year, the aim is to raise funds to make The White Shadow, a film that has already been restored, more accessible to the public. NFPF estimates that it will cost $15,000 to stream The White Shadow for four months and record a new score written for it by Michael Mortilla and our mission this year is to raise that money so that anyone with access to a computer can watch this film
The White Shadow, directed by Graham Cutts was the first film Alfred Hitchcock had a major role in creating. He was the assistant director, screenwriter, film editor, production designer, art director and set decorator.
I will start off with post about restoration of old movie posters. I stumbled upon this video recently about Posterfix, about the restoration of old Hithcock movie posters. Think it's quite befitting with the film restoration theme.
As much as I love movies, I don't own any movie posters and after I found this video, it has piqued my interest in old movie posters and might start looking into collecting them. In the meantime, please join me and enjoy this short clip about the art of restoring old movie posters. May it never die.