Cleaning Up Spike Lee’s Mixed-Format Masterpiece
Released in 2000, the incendiary satire Bamboozled posed some interesting challenges for our restoration team with its combination of film and digital video.
Bringing Mildred Pierce Back to Luminous Life
The restoration teams at Warner Bros. and Criterion explain how they captured the silken texture of the nitrate print of Michael Curtiz’s classic noir melodrama.
A Preservationist’s Puzzle: Restoring The Front Page
When the Academy Film Archive embarked on a new restoration of The Front Page, preservationists stumbled onto a mystery regarding the existing prints of the film.
Cleaning Up A Brighter Summer Day
Following an arduous restoration effort that involved broken scanners, missing reels, and the complicated transfer of materials between Taipei, Bologna, and New York, Edward Yang’s 1991 epic film is finally available in a high-quality viewing forma…
Restoring The New World
Resurrecting The Apu Trilogy
Now that Satyajit Ray’s dazzling epic is back out in its original glory, watch a video by :: kogonada that shows how Ray’s breathtaking work was reconstructed from the ashes.