Restoring Stanley Kramer's "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
April 27, 2012 3:09 PM Subscribe
What you see here is a prime example of what happens to film that is neglected and improperly stored.
This is an original reel from It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World that is now untouchable. The film has turned acidic, sporting the strongest and most foul vinegar-like odor I have ever smelled. In fact,
Robert Harris told me a story of how his contact lenses were singed by the fumes the film produced, causing temporary retinal damage to his eye.
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Efforts to restore the soundtrack
by Ernest Gold have been of interest to The Rosarita Beach Podcast