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CANNES: Quentin Tarantino to Close Festival with ‘Fistful of Dollars’ Screening

The Cannes Film Festival has set a screening of a restored version of 1964’s “A Fistful of Dollars” for May 24 with Quentin Tarantino hosting the closing-night event.

The screening will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Spaghetti Western, directed by Sergio Leone  and starring Clint Eastwood and Gian Maria Volonte.

The film will be screened after prizes have been awarded, using a new copy restored by the Cineteca di Bologna. The restoration was undertaken by the Cineteca di Bologna and Unidis Jolly Film (the original producer and distributor); the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation were also involved.

The Immagine Ritrovata film restoration laboratory digitized the original Techniscope camera negative and restored it to 4K resolution. Cinematographer Ennio Guarneri oversaw the digital calibration.

The digital restoration of the sound used two optical negatives of the English version owned by Unidis Jolly Film and MGM, remixed with two separate magnetic sets containing the original pre-mixes of the music and the effects.

 

 

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