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Forgotten Silver (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  3 October 1997 (USA)
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Forgotten Silver is a mockumentary which details the prodigious life of "lost" filmmaker Colin McKenzie and his incredible advances that were lost to history...until now. This supergenius ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Narrator (voice)
Costa Botes ...
Himself - Film Maker
Marguerite Hurst ...
Herself
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Himself
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Himself - Film Historian
Johnny Morris ...
Himself - Film Archivist (as Jonathon Morris)
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Himself - Actor / Director
John O'Shea ...
Himself
Lindsay Shelton ...
Himself
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Himself - Miramax Films
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Stevan Eldred-Grigg ...
Himself (scenes deleted)
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Forgotten Silver is a mockumentary which details the prodigious life of "lost" filmmaker Colin McKenzie and his incredible advances that were lost to history...until now. This supergenius filmmaker, posthumously inducted into the pantheon of cinema greats, made incredible advances in filmmaking technology, supposedly making a talkie in 1908 and using color film in 1911, but madness and poverty and the usual industry tolls drove him into obscurity. Written by karina <KtheCrtitic@aol.com>

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$650,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

On the DVD commentary, co-director Costa Botes noted that in the process of "aging" the faked film clips, the production team decided to avoid the use of line scratches, which was considered to be too obvious and clichéd. Too age the film, the crew spent a great deal of time running the film through dirt, rubbing dust and spit into it, and dragging it around on the floor of the basement of the processing laboratory facility. See more »

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Colin's synchronized sound film is supposed to have been released in 1908. If we are to believe that it was the first film to feature synchronized sound, we would have to discard the lesser known, but still earlier work of Arthur Gilbert and John Morland, and others, who had all produced and exhibited sound films at earlier dates. See more »

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Archive Stills Courtecy of Hannah McKenzie See more »

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A wonderful movie about the movies

This film could've been made only by someone with a deep love of cinema : an homage to movies, coming from the heart. It's just too bad that Colin McKenzie didn't live to see his work being appreciated ...

Come to tink of it: it's just too bad that Colin didn't live at all. What a loss!


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