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> I wonder how many of the Andre Bazins and Robin Woods of this world have
> based their pontifications on viewings of bleached and faded prints without
> realising that the experience could be affecting their reaction to  the film?
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I think this has a lot to do with people's appreciation of a film.  Many people
who have only seen _Night of the Living Dead_ in a porr quality copy think the
film is "so bad it's good," while those who have only seen Elite's pristine print
find it hard to imagine how they could see it that way.  I certainly do not want
to bring up a debate about that film, but I use it to demonstrate how even
average filmgoers have their perceptions of films altered by such things.

Scott

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