Friday, May 04, 2018

Father Hubbard's Movietone Adventures: Lost Lake (The Nitrate Picture Show)

20th Century Fox, US 1944
Print source: Academy Film Archive, Los Angeles
Running time: 8 minutes
Viewed at The Nitrate Picture Show (NPS), George Eastman Museum, Rochester, 4 May 2018

NPS: "About the print: The Cinecolor process has produced some inconsistent coloring and bars across the image. The physical condition is good. Shrinkage: 0.7%"

"About the film: Shot in gorgeous Cinecolor, an early subtractive two-color process, Lost Lake follows the famed Jesuit priest, geologist, and explorer Father Bernard Rosecrans Hubbard on his trip to discover a lost lake on top of an Alaskan glacier."

AA: A travelogue, a trek in the nature in Alaska in the company of the "glacier priest" Bernard Hubbard. Wild rivers, dangerous plants, driftwood, awesome mountains, crevasses and chasms, stentorian commentary. The lost lake is found and the mystery of the floods is solved.

A very nice sample of Cinecolor.

No comments: