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Beyond Colorization

Cosmik

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Just saw this:

For the first ten or fifteen minutes you watch original footage in a small frame in the middle of the screen, telling the story of enlistment and training. As you would expect with 100-year old film, the images are silent, monochrome, jerky and speeded up, grainy, scratched, faded.

And then the image suddenly enlarges to fill the screen, in colour, smooth, moving at the right speed, detailed and '3D'. Suddenly you are immersed in scenes from 100 years ago. It is stunning.

Quite clearly, this goes way beyond merely colorizing the images and involves tracking and re-synthesizing the elements in the scenes, in the process correcting the frame rate, eliminating grain, fading and scratches. Many of the scenes are like works of art.

They also added sound, employing lip-readers to provide the words for actors to re-create.

Many of the publicity stills (and maybe even the above trailer) don't seem to do it justice, but this image captures the quality that's been achieved quite well:

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Sal1950

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Many of the publicity stills (and maybe even the above trailer) don't seem to do it justice, but this image captures the quality that's been achieved quite well:
Can't wait to see it.
Googling possible avenues now.
Looks like the US theatrical release is Dec 17 & 27 ??
 
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