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The NFSA’s Chief Cinema Programmer Quentin Turnour challenges the myths surrounding the making of the film known as Home of the Blizzard (1911–1916), shedding light on the provenance of footage created to record and promote Douglas Mawson’s 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE).
In Part Two of his essay, the NFSA’s Chief Cinema Programmer Quentin Turnour investigates Frank Hurley’s association with the promotion of Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) film. And the facts about the ownership and titling of the 1911–1916 film that came to be known as Home of the Blizzard are revealed.
The NFSA and the Orange Historical Society will present a special screening of 1927 footage of the NSW town that captures a very different place to the city of today.
The NFSA’s collection includes early coloured films, many of which are tinted. As these films deteriorate with age, their colours are lost. Steve Clark, Trevor Carter and Bruce Cowell from the NFSA’s Motion Picture Laboratory share their research about using traditional dyes and techniques to restore tinted films.
Mick Newnham investigates a process to intensify the silver image that fades when a film is duplicated for preservation.
Film curator Kathrin di Rocco is taking part in an international exchange program. In Washington DC she discovers that the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is no ordinary museum.
Phar Lap is a big deal in Australia, explains Kathrin DiRocco. That is why it was an even bigger deal when a 1931 nitrate film about the champion racehorse was donated to the NFSA earlier this year.