Film Preservation 101: Why are old films sometimes pink?

#1 by David Ollerearnshaw , Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:43 pm

You might find this interesting

http://unwritten-record.blogs.archives.g...sometimes-pink/

Seems like Kodak were the problem.


I still love the smell of film in the morning


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RE: Film Preservation 101: Why are old films sometimes pink?

#2 by Andrew Woodcock , Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:23 pm

It seems even in 1950, when quality of product was far more important than today, there were already cost cutting exercises used in industry that had devastating irreversible effects!

Thank goodness for Martin Scorsese, albeit a little later than anyone would have liked!

Thanks for posting David, most interesting!



 
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#3 by Mats Abelli , Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:39 pm

Thanks for posting David. Interesting. Now I have to build a freezer-room.


 
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#4 by Andrew Woodcock , Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:43 pm

Osi has been on it for years apparently Mats.

No such worries for us here in the UK or Norway! Ha ha. Temperature is around 5 degrees celcius here in Manchester right now!



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RE: Film Preservation 101: Why are old films sometimes pink?

#5 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:39 pm

I think Vidar and myself are the only ones here that would allow a pink print to stay in the collection! We just love film! Don't mention 'pink' to David H....he detests them! ;-)


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#6 by Mats Abelli , Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:46 pm

I have pink prints in my collection to. Some of my older treasures have turned and as long as I can´t find a better print, they will stay in my collection. As I bought them new, I can tell you that the colours were really beautiful for about 20 - 25 years.


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#7 by Mats Abelli , Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:51 pm

Andrew. I live in Sweden. Today it´s about 0 celcius, but I don´t keep my films outdoors. I keep them cool in my home cinema appx 10 15 celcius.


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#8 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:05 pm

Sorry Mats, make that three of us!


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#9 by Andrew Woodcock , Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:12 pm

I have loads where the colour is beginning to shift. I have a couple that are totally red but will look to pass these on soon for next to nothing.

A great title is just that. If an Elvis or WDHM film is beginning to turn, then better that way than not at all!

That's my philosophy on such matters anyhow.

Mats, I just keep the central heating off while the wife is at work.
It's my own little way of aiding the preservation of celluloid, and helps to purchase more!



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