Eastman house restores lost Orson Welles film

Posted by on Aug 07 2013 | Motion Pictures

A very exciting day for Eastman House, National Film Preservation Foundation, the Cineteca del Friuli and Cinemazero.

A long lost film…found. It’s 35mm, it’s nitrate, it’s slapstick. Too Much Johnson.

Our very own Tony Delgrosso, Head of Preservation and Daniela Currò, Preservation Officer in the Motion Picture Department discuss their experience:

 

“Holding in one’s hands the very same print that had been personally edited by Orson Welles 75 years ago provokes an emotion that’s just impossible to describe.”
Paolo Cherchi Usai, Senior Curator of Film, George Eastman House

To find out more, and ticketing information for the U.S. premiere of Too Much Johnson, visit eastmanhouse.org/lostwellesfilm

 

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    Lisa Kribs-LaPierre is the former Manager of Online Engagement at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

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    1. I’m astounded to learn of this Welles film. I consider him a true genius of his art genre and am intrigued with the title. Thank you for rescuing this fragile remnant of cinema history.

      20 Aug 2013 at 3:11 pm