Monday, June 7, 2010
For the Love of Film - A Happy Ending
The big news today for old movie fans is, first, the announcement by the National Film Preservation Foundation on several silent films, thought to be lost, discovered in New Zealand. Secondly, all those who took part in February’s For the Love of Film blogathon (here’s my entry on “Vertigo”) hosted by Marilyn Ferdinand of Ferdy on Films and Farran Smith Nehme, a.k.a. The Self-Styled Siren, may take pride that the money raised is being used specifically to restore a couple of silent Westerns: “The Sergeant” (1910), and “The Better Man” (1912).
The above screen credit is to be applied to these two films.
For more on this exciting news, please have a look at The Self-Style Siren, and Ferdy on Films. The National Film Preservation Foundation site has a clip of “The Sergeant.”
Well done, one and all.