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Archival Print Of "Casablanca"

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While I have a general idea what is meant by "archival print", what is it exactly? (It is the kind of trivia that fascinates me.)

 

And what should attendees expect from seeing the "archival print" of *Casablanca* that will make the screening with such a copy so special?

 

Kyle In Hollywood

 

Edited by: hlywdkjk on Mar 30, 2010 9:52 PM

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I could be wrong about this, but I believe an "archival" print is one that has never been used for a commercial engagement; in other words, a print that has pretty much sat in an archive almost since the time it was struck.

 

In other words, it will have been spared the usual wear and tear of the prints that are regularly sent out to theaters, shown in revival engagements, etc.

 

As far as I know, the archival print is the next best thing to a brand new print, except in cases of prints that were struck with systems not used anymore, like dye-transfer or something like that.

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> {quote:title=hlywdkjk wrote:}{quote}

 

> And what should attendees expect from seeing the "archival print" of *Casablanca* that will make the screening with such a copy so special?

>

 

In this one, at the end of the movie Ilsa tells that boring Victor Laszlo to take a hike!

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