Synopses & Reviews
Film Restoration: The Culture and Science of Audiovisual Heritage is the first monograph-length work intended to enable the general public and readers with a humanities background to understand what film restoration does and does not involve. In doing so, Enticknap engages with current debates on audio-visual artefacts and identifies the ways in which traditional methods and approaches within film studies, history and cultural studies fail to provide the tools needed to study and criticise restored films meaningfully and reliably. The book also includes a technical glossary of over 150 terms related to the processes of film restoration.
This is the first monograph-length work intended to enable readers with a humanities background and the general public to understand what the processes and techniques of film restoration do and do not involve, attempting to integrate systematically a discussion about related technological and cultural issues.
About the Author
Leo Enticknap is a lecturer in cinema at the Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. Formerly a projectionist and film archive curator, his research focuses principally on archival film preservation and restoration, moving image technologies more generally and British non-fiction film before 1950.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
1. Why do Films Need Restoration?
2. Where are Films Restored, Where Do They Come From and Who Restores Them?
3. The Technique of Film Restoration
4. The Presentation of Film Restoration
5. Conclusion: The Study and Ethics of Film Restoration
Appendix: Technical Glossary
Abbreviations and Acronyms