The Turner Entertainment Company promotes film preservation and their own library of goods in THE RACE TO SAVE 100 YEARS, a sort of THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! with a mission.
This 57-minute documentary runs briskly through the history of film preservation and illustrates its points with film clips. Most classical Hollywood films are considered lost or in need of preservation because the nitrate base of the film stock that was once used caused explosions and because the
studios carelessly threw away material, even deliberately burning their libraries in order to recover the silver compounds.
Though most silent films have disintegrated over the years, some early fi...