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Bringing Mildred Pierce Back to Luminous Life

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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

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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.

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Cleaning Up A Brighter Summer Day

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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

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Restoring The New World

With the Academy Awards coming up on Sunday, we’re celebrating the breathtaking work of cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, who is nominated this year for his work on Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant. If he wins, Lubezki will be one of…

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The Sacred Act of Saving The Apu Trilogy

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The Sacred Act of Saving The Apu Trilogy

The story behind the restoration of Satyajit Ray’s masterpiece The Apu Trilogy is an astonishing one—which we present in two programs by the filmmaker :: kogonada, included in our release of the trilogy. While creating a tribute to Ray for the 19…

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Resurrecting The Apu Trilogy

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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.

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Restoring The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

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Restoring The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The following short program, which also appears as a supplement in our new box set The Essential Jacques Demy, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the painstaking 2013 digital restoration of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, which brought the…

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Martin Scorsese on the Richard III Restoration

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Martin Scorsese on the Richard III Restoration

Shot in VistaVision and Technicolor, Richard III is the most eye-catching of Laurence Olivier’s essential big-screen Shakespeare adaptations. For years, it couldn’t be seen in its original glory, due to lost footage, faded colors, chemical staini…

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How We Restored The Man Who Knew Too Much

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How We Restored The Man Who Knew Too Much

Criterion’s new restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1934 thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much was a project many years in the making. Since the original negative is missing, the first challenge was to find the best possible source elements; only then…

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Restoring The Gold Rush