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A RESTORATION OF ‘NOSFERATU’ (1922)

April 19 @ 19:00 - 22:00

NOSFERATU RESTORATION

THE MISKATONIC INSTITUTE OF HORROR STUDIES – LONDON presents:  A RESTORATION OF ‘NOSFERATU’ (1922)

This show-and-tell lecture will illustrate many of the issues encountered and (with varying degrees of success) resolved in a digital restoration of Murnau’s NOSFERATU. This talk will begin with a description of the original production and the technology used to make the film. The film’s own troubled history complicated the film’s physical reconstruction, and that impacted the digital restoration.

This talk will primarily explore the complex and subjective issues currently floating around in many analog-versus-digital discussions of film and how those opinions can influence the determination of what the restored version should look like if the goal is to replicate the original projected image at the time of first release. Can digital restorations generate valid preservation copies of photo-chemical materials? Let’s find out.

Instructor: Mark Rance