A very interesting documentary (70-min) covering the need for preserving and restoring our film heritage... [LINK]
Documentary covers the problems and issues of nitrate stock, color fading, safety film, and vitaphone... Best storage medium to move archives to next millennium remains film; as can be converted to many formats (inc. those not yet invented.)
Irony, two spots in digital video "stick"..(just advance a frame.)
Article explains that due to chemical instability, it's estimated that less than 20% of films made between 1890 and 1930 survive... #
And of the 21,000 feature-length films produced in the U.S. before 1951, only about half have survived...Read more.
Interviews: Roddy McDowall, Leonard Maltin, Alan Alda, and many others... Film is said to be, "Not for the faint of heart."
*Title Credit: "Keepers of the Frame" -Great Britain
-Trip Down 1905; Cleaverb compilation VIEW.
(Set to lovely music.)