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very good but print not up to standard,
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This review is from: The General  [DVD] (DVD)
While the General is a great film I have serious doubts about the quality of this print which lack the sharpness of many of the carefully restored masterpieces of the silent screen we have seen in recent years. I am also convinced that the speed of this particular print is too slow (and to be fair prints are usually too fast) which you can see when people are walking.
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Initial post: 16 Oct 2011 10:45:20 BDT
S. Day says:
I dare say you're correct to question the quality of this release (I've not seen it myself). You may be interested to learn that most silent films were intended to be shown at slightly faster-than-life speed. Walter Kerr discusses this in his classic book, The Silent Clowns.
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