Cheers Smiley, payment received - the fundraiser is pretty much over and I'm getting the cash together now.
A massive thank you to everyone who donated, both here and at CG - without this group effort it would have been impossible.
It's been a long battle - lots of driving around dropping of cans of 35mm film prints, many (many) phone calls, and lots of forum posts... but it looks like we've made it.
I'm collecting the prints on Wednesday and I'll update with some screen caps in the evening - but it will be late (after 22:00) Beyond that, I need to get the subs ready and prepare everything, just like before.
My adventures in telecine land will soon be over - this is also pretty much my swansong for Italian cinema. I've done hardly any subbing this year and I have two projects for friends to finish off and that's the end of it.
Yeah, I know.. I know, you've heard it all before
But the sad truth is that I just haven't done anything for ages... and for once it actually looks like it's going to stay that way. I think I've subbed about 4 films this year? I used to sub 4 films a month, to put that into perspective. The enthusiasm really has gone, but this time it's in a positive way and actually feels like the natural end of my subbing endeavors.
It's nice to go out with a bang with these two telecines - especially with 'Le Salamandre' which I'm most proud of... arguably Cavallone's most commercially successful film - and we're righting a wrong here because it really did just fly off the radar since it was released back in 69'. It feels good what we're doing here.
Okay, see you all on Wednesday.