Excellent!  Thanks, Herb.  Great screening idea: it would be very interesting.

On Feb 5, 2016, at 10:13 AM, Herb Shellenberger <htsh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Eight. 
> 
> "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. "
> http://sensesofcinema.com/2009/cteq/report/
> 
> 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. 
> 
> -h
> 
> 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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