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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Gene Stavis <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 6 Feb 1996 12:31:59 -0800
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"Ten Days that Shook the World (October)," in Video Accu-Speed,
a process billed as returning the film to its original running time and
duplicating the speed at which the film was photographed.  Silent with
organ score. 120 min.
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I would be extremely dubious about "Accuspeed". In general, they have simply
run silent films at the arbitrary so-called "silent speed" of 16 or 18fps.
This in no way correlates with the original speed of the filmmaking as speeds
ran anywhere from 16 to 24fps in the silent era, often varying within a given
film. My experience with "Video Yesteryear" videos is that they run painfully
slowly -- further distancing the silent film from the modern viewer.
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