[Tig] Fwd: Fantastic footage ...from a Streetcar in 1906

Neil Smith neilsm at mac.com
Fri Jan 22 16:39:34 GMT 2010

Saw the clip projected off a film projector at USC five years ago ....  
35mm image quality was surprisingly good .... have to say, we watched  
the film in complete silence and it was totally absorbing ... the more  
you watched the more you were drawn back in time ... choice of music  
on clip below is distracting to say the least.

Anybody know where the original or best version of the film print is  
now? ... would love to project it on in our DI  theater and film it on  
a M-X RED ... then restore it as best as possible..... anybody want to  
work with me to make that happen? .... it really is a remarkable piece  
of cinematic and cultural history that should be preserved in all its  
grainy glory.

If you do get a chance to see it projected, watch it MOS and you will  
be transformed to a different time ... the slow pace of the street car  
is hypnotic as it trundles down the street and the co-mingling of the  
pedestrians, horses and street vendors is just mind-blowing.

Thanks for any info on tracking down best available film print ... as  
soon as I have a restored 5k version I'll post a link to the QT.


Neil Smith
Managing Director
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On Jan 21, 2010, at 8:39 PM, Terry Lockhart wrote:

>> ... this is fascinating film footage shot from a San Francisco  
>> streetcar in 1906 ... notice the total lack of traffic control and  
>> how many different types of transportation you see, including  
>> several horse-drawn carriages and carts ... the garb on the ladies !

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