THE BACKYARD (1920) Jimmy Aubrey, Oliver Hardy

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THE BACKYARD (1920) Jimmy Aubrey, Oliver Hardy

Postby Richard M Roberts » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:28 pm

Slow as molasses (who at the Library of Congress still believes this comedy-killing 18 fps is the correct speed to transfer this? David Shepard is dead, so should this nonsense go.), but at least here's a look at a rare Jimmy Aubrey/Oliver Hardy Vitagraph:

https://www.filmpreservation.org/preser ... yard-1920#


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Re: THE BACKYARD (1920) Jimmy Aubrey, Oliver Hardy

Postby Rob Stone » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:35 pm

Nobody at the Library, the NFPF does these..... and yes, way, way tooooo slow.

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Re: THE BACKYARD (1920) Jimmy Aubrey, Oliver Hardy

Postby Richard M Roberts » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:53 pm

Rob Stone wrote:Nobody at the Library, the NFPF does these..... and yes, way, way tooooo slow.



That's funny, because when that buck gets passed, the people I've spoken to at the NFPF say it's LOC that makes the speed decisions......

And while we're at it, this year, most of the digital restorations shown at Cinecon appeared to be right on the money speed-wise.....excepting WILD HORSE STAMPEDE (1925), a Universal western with Jack Hoxie, a 1925 oater definitely meant to be run at 24 fps, and it's bouncing herky-jerkily along somewhere around 20-21, with all the uneven repeated frame nonsense making it a chore to watch. And where did that come from: LOC.


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