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Long-Lost 1913 Lincoln Film to Premiere at the Putnamhttp://keeneweb.org/newsline/2010/04/06/long-lost-1913-lincoln-film-to-premiere-at-the-putnam/National Film Preservation Foundationhttp://www.filmpreservation.org/The Bioscopehttp://bioscopic.wordpress.com/Internet Archive: Abraham Lincolnhttp://www.archive.org/details/abraham_lincolnSilent Movieshttp://www.silent-movies.org/Abraham Lincoln is making his way back to the silver screen, albeit in a somewhat unexpected fashion. Back in 2006, carpenter Peter Massie was cleaning out an old barn in Nelson, New Hampshire when he came across an old projector and seven reels of film. As it turns out, one of the films on these reels was "When Lincoln Paid", a silent film from 1913 directed by Francis Ford. Ford plays Lincoln in the 30-minute film, and his younger brother, John Ford, would go on to acclaim as the director of many celebrated Westerns. The find was quite unusual, as over 90 percent of the films made before 1927 no longer exist. After finding the films, Massie took them to Keene State film professor Lawrence Benaquist, who was able to identify all of the films after some investigative work. The folks at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York and the National Film Preservation Foundation assisted in the film's restoration, and it is set to receive its first formal showing at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College on April 20.The first link will take users to a news article from this Tuesday's New Hampshire Union Leader about this rather unique find. The second link leads to a news release from Keene State College about the upcoming premiere of the Lincoln film, along with clips from the film itself. Moving on, the third link leads to the homepage of the National Film Preservation Foundation. Here visitors can learn about their activities, and also check out clips from rare films they have preserved. The fourth link leads to The Bioscope blog, which reports on the world of early and silent cinema. Cineastes will find much to enjoy here, including a calendar of relevant events, conferences, and a FAQ area. The fifth link leads to a complete version of "Abraham Lincoln", directed by D.W. Griffith. Lastly, the sixth link leads to a form of silent movie Nirvana, as it contains links to a number of photo galleries, silent star biographies, and so on.
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