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Re: The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Mark 4

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:53 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
Hello Teeb. Thank you for your kind words.

At the time, in 2007-2009, and for awhile afterward, I created over nineteen DVDs of the Richard Williams Archive material that we'd found (and often restored). I torrented them and also mailed out hundreds of DVDs, sending a dozen at a time free of charge to people who had worked on the film, and sending to people here in this thread.

I no longer keep my DVD archive with me - it's in storage - and I'm sure the torrents are no longer active. Some Myspleen users have uploaded some of the stuff, though I think never in my preferred formats. (Ripped from Youtube and whatnot rather than the original lovingly-made discs.)

As it happens, I have some of the later Scrapbooks here on disc and may be able to upload them to Mega or something. Remind me!

I just don't have the time to deal with keeping everything online forever, and maybe others could step in and upload things if they've got them.

Re: The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Mark 4

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:06 pm
by Arnaud
Garrett Gilchrist wrote:There is a French dub, "Le Voleur et le Cordonnier,"

French canadian. The movie has never been out in France except for the Annecy showing.

(I'm both french and french canadian so it might seem like a tiny detail but it's somewhat important ;) )

Errol le Cain, the golden city in glorious HD

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 2:10 am
by CarbonGhadius
Hello everyone !

I'm writing this because of a piece of art of the thief and the cobbler I found online. It was this picture (see bellow) in a really hight quality scan/photo. For many years it was my desktop background. Then I changed. And now recently I want it back and it's unfindable on my computer. I thought to myself, i'll get the image back from the blog i got it from...and unfindable, I only found through the google search this greatly lower quality image. I know it was on a blog...probably Garrett's ?...but I can't find it. Does anyone know where it is, or like me saved it? I'm a great fan of this film and an art historian, so I'm always sad when great piece of art disappears form the internet...

Hope someone can help



Re: The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Mark 4

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:43 am
by Garrett Gilchrist
The main blog that did this sort of thing was this one:

And indeed this turns up. ... detail.jpg

I know I Photoshopped the Golden City personally for the opening of the film. I'm sure these images are in the Scrapbook archives somewhere but I would have to look.

It's worth noting that the paintings of the Golden City and surrounding areas show significantly more architecture than that! ... 9%2BAM.png

Re: The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Mark 4

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 3:39 am
by CarbonGhadius
Thanks great !

Re: The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Mark 4

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:03 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
Years ago, this kid started posting hundreds of really low quality videos (240p or worse) taken from our Thief archives, badly reedited and whatnot. I asked him to stop and it had no effect. I still hate seeing him clutter up search results for The Thief.

But here's a (bad quality) upload of something you might not have seen - and which I'd forgotten I copied for anyone (so it could end up on Vimeo like this). I called this the "Keramidas Cut" after editor Harry Keramidas. His team was asked by Fred Calvert to look at the workprint of The Thief and the Cobbler and delete some scenes from it. Many of these decisions survive in the Calvert cuts of the film. It's not a very coherent edit of the movie, and was only intended to cut the film down to barely over an hour. This video transfer was made on 06-08-92, in mono. I didn't release it more widely as I didn't want people obsessing over it as a real version of the film. Some footage was used in the Recobbled Cut, since the version of the workprint they were cutting down is a later one, matching the "Moment In Time" version rather than the familiar U-Matic workprint.