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Films are like Persian rugs: you keep them at their best by using them. Before you can show an old film, it has to exist -- that is, it has to have been conserved (in the archival sense). And in order to conserve it, first it has to have been "collected" (in the going-out-of-one's-way-to-rescue-and-save-what-others-discard sense). The cinema is a means towards the acquisition of knowledge in the ...
Langlois is credited with resurrecting and ultimately preserving the film legacies of Abel Gance, Louis Feuillade, Erich Von Stroheim, and Louise Brooks.