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Turner Classic Movies presents: Hal Roach – Comedic Shorts

TCM worked together with CinePost and composer Robert Israel to showcase a collection of short comedy films done by Hal Roach studios in the 1930’s. The films were scanned at 2k resolution before being extensively edited by the team at CinePost. The restoration work included de-flickering, dirt concealment, and numerous efforts to present the material in its original form without showing film damage or deterioration.
Robert Israel composed brand new original scores for all 5 shorts and traveled to Czech to record them with an orchestra. His attention to detail is evident and brings another dimension to these silent films.

TCM – Hal Roach Trailer of the 2k Restoration Project by CinePost from CinePost on Vimeo.

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