Oz in the News 3.15.16

The-Slippers

SXSW exclusive clip: Tripping through movie history in “Slippers”  He licensed some of the footage from U.S. news outlets such as NBC and ABC, but the more obscure material came from eBay and the personal archives of interviewees. The 8mm and 16mm footage of the MGM auction, for instance, came from the personal collection of the auctioneer’s daughter and has never been made public prior to the doc. Debbie Reynolds’ son, Todd Fisher, also contributed material from his mother’s archives. “I would scour eBay, and I bought film prints. All of the film clips in the movie come off of film prints,” says White, adding that The Wizard of Oz footage was extracted from a 16mm film print and 16mm trailer of the film. “I wanted to have that aged perspective, that collected perspective,” says White. “It’s not the best form or version of the footage [but] sometimes the worst quality footage looks more interesting than good quality footage.

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