What you see here is a prime example of what happens to film that is neglected and improperly stored.
This is an original reel fromIt's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Worldthat 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.[more inside]
posted by Trurl
on Apr 27, 2012 -