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Not Too Late for Too Late for Tears...Thanks, To The Hollywood Foreign Press Association...aka The Golden Globe

On Tuesday, August 13, Marsha Hunt and Tab Hunter presented the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's grant of $10,000 to the FNF at the HFPA's annual, and star-studded, luncheon.

The grant will help fund the FNF's restoration of "one of the best film noir movie no one has seen", Too Late For Tears. Based on a novel by future television titan Roy Huggins, and featuring Huggins' own brilliant screenplay, the film is a neglected masterpiece of noir, awaiting rediscovery. A suburban housewife's decision to keep a satchel of money accidentally tossed into her convertible results in mayhem and murder.

FNF president Eddie Muller (who attended the luncheon with fellow board member Alan K.Rode) commented, "We hope this is only the start of a long, supportive relationship with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Its current chairman, Yoram Kahana, has been a attendee of NOIR CITY: Hollywood since the first beginning, and this grant would not have happened without his encouragement and guidance. Marsha Hunt and Tab Hunter stole the show on your behalf. It was fabulous to see Nicole Kidman pay Marsha all due respect. In all, a great day for the FNF."

 

 

[pictured: actress Liz Scott and Arthur Kennedy in "Too Late For Tears..."]

For many years, all 35mm prints of the film were believed lost, but through the determined efforts of the Film Noir Foundation, sufficient original material has been discovered to enable a restoration, performed under the auspices of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. The six-month preservation project will culminate in the film being returned to the big screen in 2014, at NOIR CITY screenings and the international film festival circuit. Want to help support the FNF's efforts to restore endangered film noir classics like Too Late for Tears?

You can make a tax deductible donation here.

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Comment by Darkness To Light... on October 18, 2013 at 1:38pm

The Film Noir Foundation is a non-profit public benefit corporation created as an educational resource regarding the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of film noir as an original American cinematic movement. It is our mission to find and preserve films in danger of being lost or irreparably damaged, and to ensure that high quality prints of these classic films remain in circulation for theatrical exhibition to future generations.

That's the high-toned legalese. Here are the facts: Even as the high-tech revolution lets us own vast film libraries on DVD, the risk grows greater all the time that 35mm prints of some films will fall into disuse and eventually disintegrate—especially lesser-known titles that have slipped through the cultural cracks, but are worthy of rediscovery.

As a focal point of the classic film noir revival, the Foundation serves as a conduit between film companies and repertory cinemas still eager to screen these films in 35mm. Revenues generated by ticket sales encourage studios film archives to strike new prints of films that are at risk of disappearing from public view, either through neglect or scarcity. Once these films sare unearthed and returned to circulation, the chances exponentially increase that they will be reissued on DVD, available in pristine, affordable form for future generations of film-lovers. Since 2005, the Film Noir Foundation has saved the following films:

Comment by Darkness To Light... on October 18, 2013 at 12:49pm

Restorations

The Prowler (1951) – Funded by the FNF in conjunction with the Stanford Theatre Foundation

Cry Danger (1951)

High Tide (1947) - Funded by the FNF in conjunction with the Packard Humanities Institute

Try and Get Me! (1951)

Repeat Performance (1947) - Funded by the FNF in conjunction with the Packard Humanities Institute

New 35mm Prints

Funded by the FNF

The Window (1949)

Nobody Lives Forever (1946)

High Wall (1947)

Loophole (1954)

The Hunted (1948)

Down Three Dark Streets (1954)

Cry Tough (1959)

Three Strangers (1946)

New 35mm Prints

Fostered and screened by the FNF; funded by
film studios

I Love Trouble (1948)

Night Has 1000 Eyes (1948)

Alias Nick Beal (1949)

Strangers In the Night (1944)

Naked Alibi (1954)

Slaughter on 10th Avenue (1957)

The Great Gatsby (1949)

Rescues

Woman on the Run (1950) (digital copy from 35mm before only print was destroyed)

Restorations Pending for 2014

Too Late for Tears (1949)

Comment by Darkness To Light... on October 18, 2013 at 12:42am

The Film Noir Foundation is a non-profit public benefit corporation created as an educational resource regarding the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of film noir as an original American cinematic movement. It is our mission to find and preserve films in danger of being lost or irreparably damaged, and to ensure that high quality prints of these classic films remain in circulation for theatrical exhibition to future generations.

That's the high-toned legalese. Here are the facts: Even as the high-tech revolution lets us own vast film libraries on DVD, the risk grows greater all the time that 35mm prints of some films will fall into disuse and eventually disintegrate—especially lesser-known titles that have slipped through the cultural cracks, but are worthy of rediscovery.

As a focal point of the classic film noir revival, the Foundation serves as a conduit between film companies and repertory cinemas still eager to screen these films in 35mm. Revenues generated by ticket sales encourage studios film archives to strike new prints of films that are at risk of disappearing from public view, either through neglect or scarcity. Once these films sare unearthed and returned to circulation, the chances exponentially increase that they will be reissued on DVD, available in pristine, affordable form for future generations of film-lovers. Since 2005, the Film Noir Foundation has saved the following films: listed above...Thanks, ~FNLH Too ! ~

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