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Lights, Camera, Archive

Tucked beneath the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the Harvard Film Archive is easy to miss. Yet as one of the most prominent university-based film collections in the U.S., the archive is a cinephile’s gem—one that cultivates a dynamic space for the film-watching community. Read more:  http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/3/29/harvard-film-archive-cover/

Rare Tape Of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-Point Game To Be Archived

The Library of Congress names 25 recordings to be added to its National Recording Registry annually. This rare recording — there is no film of the game — is one of this year's selections. Read story here:

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/23/471543403/tape-of-wilt-chamberlains-100-point-game-to-be-archived-at-national-recording-re

Ang Lee to Unveil 'Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk' Footage in 3D, 4K and at 120 Frames Per Second

Ang Lee will preview footage from his upcoming film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk for the first time in its intended 4K, 3D, 120-frames-per-second format using a dual laser projection system. Read story here:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/ang-lee-unveil-billy-lynn-873090

Reels of classic films tend to melt into goo

If you care even a little about the art and history of American motion pictures, about being able to see classic films now and forever, you owe a debt of gratitude to David W. Packard. Read more here:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-ca-mn-david-packard-film-preservation-20160306-column.html

Restored Movies By African-American Filmmakers Find New Audiences

Some of the earliest movies by African-American filmmakers from the 1920s through 1940s have been in film archives over the years on poor-quality film prints. Some have been digitally restored. Story here:

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/04/469149240/restored-movies-by-african-american-filmmakers-find-new-audiences

 

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Travel the World With Ennio Morricone's Evocative Film Scores

Celebrate the maestro's first Oscar with a musical trip across the continents


Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/travel-maestro-morricones-film-scores-180958228/?no-ist

These Glass Discs Can Store Data for Billions of Years

“Five-dimensional” data discs could be the future of information storage


Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-glass-discs-can-store-data-billions-years-180958163/?no-ist
 

When Harper Lee Visited the Set of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird

Jeff Pirtle, the director of NBCUniversal archives and collections, cracked open the studio vault to share stories about Lee’s visit to the set during production.

 

See more at: http://www.thewrap.com/harper-lee-was-glowing-on-to-kill-a-mockingbird-set/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TheWeek&utm_term=theweek#sthash.VHtFKLDJ.dpuf

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