Film Restoration

Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes in “A Farewell to Arms” (1932)
Meher TatnaSeptember 29, 2020

There is an apocryphal story about Ernest Hemingway telling Howard Hawks his opinion of Hollywood money. “Walk to the Nevada side of the...

Scene from "The River" (1951)
Meher TatnaSeptember 26, 2020

When Martin Scorsese was nine-years-old, his father took him to see Jean Renoir’s film The River. He said later that it would turn out to be one...

Cher, Kathy Bates, Karen Black, and Marta Heflin in “Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean” (1982)
Meher TatnaSeptember 15, 2020

In the wake of a series of unsuccessful movies like Quintet, A Perfect Couple, and Health, culminating with the tanking of Popeye in 1980,...

Sessue Hayakawa and Fannie Ward in “The Cheat” (1915)
Meher TatnaSeptember 10, 2020

When Cecil B. deMille released his silent movie The Cheat in 1915, his villain was a Japanese ivory merchant called Hishuru Tori played by...

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Clint Eastwood in “Fistful of Dollars” (1964)
Meher TatnaSeptember 1, 2020

Henry Fonda. Charles Bronson. Jason Robards. Rory Calhoun. Richard Harrison. Luciano Stella. Philippe Leroy. James Coburn. Tony Russel. Henry...

Ida Lupino and Edmond O'Brien in “The Bigamist” (1953)
Meher TatnaAugust 24, 2020

In an op-ed in the New York Times upon her death in 1995, Martin Scorsese wrote this about Ida Lupino: “I never met Ida Lupino, but I always...

A scene from "Ugetsu", 1953
Meher TatnaAugust 4, 2020

Hailed by critics as one of the world’s greatest filmmakers, Kenji Mizoguchi started his career making silent films in the 1920s with remakes and...

A scene from "Backmail", 1929
Meher TatnaJuly 30, 2020

* An occasional series on films restored with the support of the HFPA.Alfred Hitchcock had made nine silent films before Blackmail, and this...

Andy Griffith in A “Face in the Crowd” (1957)
Meher TatnaJuly 13, 2020

A Face in the Crowd was the film Steven Spielberg selected to present at the film restoration event for the HFPA’s 75th-anniversary celebrations...

 Moira Shearer in “The Red Shoes” (1948)
Meher TatnaJune 26, 2020

In 2017, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association asked Christopher Nolan to choose a film that the HFPA helped restore for a screening to...