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Old 03-19-2012, 03:35 AM   #46
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:55 PM   #47
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Film footage WAS Shit, NOT the fighters,
Alas, film PRESERVATION was Shit -- NOT the films.

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Old 03-19-2012, 02:37 PM   #48
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the mans desciption of old film footage sums it up... because we see them walking and running proper in later film footage 40s onward, doesn't mean they didn't walk or run proper before and indeed to the beginning of time.

True lots of film was lost or damaged due to poor preservation, but for the longest time MOST film footage was SHIT!
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True lots of film was lost or damaged due to poor preservation, but for the longest time MOST film footage was SHIT!
thistle1, I really have to 180-degrees disagree with you. From near the begining of film,good quality images could be produced.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nj0vEO4Q6s[/ame]

Wouldn't you love to see Corbett-Fitzsimmons or Jeffries-Sharkey II with this sort of clarity? People who saw screening of Jeffries-Sharkey II said the images were among the clearest they'd seen, so they were probably atleast as goodas the images in this youtube. The fight looks awful nowbecause you had to copy film onto paper to get it copyrighted, and those paper copies are all we have left of Jeffries Sharkey.

As for actual films of the time, often they've deteriorated, or copies of copies of copies of ect., or copied down to a smaller film (8mm); and often they're jerky because they're not shown at proper speeds. Idealy they would be shown on variable speed projectors; but often films meant to be shown at 16-to-20 frames per minute are shown on sound film projectors at 24 frames per minute.

Also,these old films should be shown on projectors with silent film aperatures; if sound film aperatures are used, the left side of the image is cut of, which may cause the viewer to loose sight of the fighters.

In general, the old fight films are often presented from low quality copies,and in a substandard manner, so that the original image quality of the film is no longer apparent.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:27 PM   #50
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Nobody said they couldn't be, they just usually weren't.

if you've read other posts of mine about this sort of thing, I also blame the Operators of the new technology and not the technology it's self...

again, as I said (look at the post), MOST were shit!!!
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