"*Report* was actually shown in eight different versions – all of equal
duration and with the same soundtrack – after its initial premiere at the
Harvard Film Society in 1964. The final version – after which the previous
iterations were destroyed, if they hadn’t already been obliterated in the
process of revision – was not completed until 1967. "

Depending on when collections acquired the film it could be different. I've
wanted for a while to do a screening of as many prints of the film as
possible, a report on *Report*. But that might end up being not too
interesting in the end.


On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 11:07 PM, John Muse <jm...@sonic.net> wrote:

> Having just screened a 16mm print of Report rented from Michelle Silva and
> the Conner Family Trust and having watched the version up at UBU several
> times http://ubu.com/film/conner_report.html I am surprised when I read a
> 1966 review of Report by Robert Mosen (Film Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 3,
> Spring, 1966, pp. 54-56) who describes the film this way:
> > Conner opens Report with several minutes of a printed film loop of
> Jackie and Caroline as they approach, kneel at, and walk away from
> Kennedy's coffin which is lying in state.
> And then:
> > We go through a few loops before the sound track begins. It is a radio
> newscast of the five minutes of routine Dallas motorcade that preceded the
> assassination.
> Finally:
> > What follows the film loop and occupies the remaining ten minutes of the
> film can only be described as a tour de force of implicational montage. The
> image is a constant shuffle of several groups of footage. The first thing
> we see is a close-up of matador and bull in the thick of battle.
> This sounds like a different film.  How many versions were there?  What
> would Mosen likely have seen?
> Thanks.
> j/PrM
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