I don't know where the hand painted originals are or if any exist at all.
There must be an internegative at the Eye Institute (Amsterdam)
because I think the 16mm print originally in circulation in Paris
came from the Dutch Filmmuseum in the 1980s. New prints come from CVM
and were supervised by Moritz but I don't remember the exact source
of the older prints.
(I may be confusing with Ballet Mecanique because Moritz also restored that.)
We released a VHS in 1998 called "Dancing Images" with a Dutch
company and we included Opus. We got the rights from Ruttman's
daughter Eva Riehl and I made a Beta master from one of those
original prints. Write me off-list if you are interested in obtaining
a digital file transfer from the beta at cost.
At 17:29 -0500 31/01/15, Laura Trager wrote:
No, I haven't seen or heard of the existence of Ruttmann's
hand-painted prints... Do you know where they are archived or
where/how I might have a chance to see them?
Also, aside from the bleed, can you tell me how similar these
digital versions are to the original?
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