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Fox or Murdoch has ruined the 1939classic ,The little princess


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In the reprint,they un enhanced it ,destroying Natalie Kalmus's art direction,It's the back ground .Originally it had not only grey color on the building and the streets and in the school,It had brown color with light pink and blue tints on the walls ,the tints of the main color of the objects and costume would mix with the back ground,What they did was that they toned down the back ground color giving it a black and white affect with colorful main costumes,giving it a colorized affect.they did not do this to save money,How they would do this would be terribly expensive than to reprint the way it was made, When they they repeated it again at fox watch it,If your like me and don't like it tha way write fox and letter and demand that they reprint it originally the way it was with a more colorful back ground .the way the color were put

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>Natalie Kalmus's art direction,


Natalie Kalmus was NOT the art director for this film. She was the Technicolor color coordinator. Her job was to help make Technicolor films very colorful, and she did a great job because films she worked on were some of the best color films ever made.


See this on IMDB regarding this film:


*The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.*




This means that all or most existing prints of this film were made from copies of copies of copies, and NOT from the original Technicolor camera film. That is why the present-day color of this film is so bad, while modern copies of Gone With The Wind and Wizard of Oz are so good.


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