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Dream of a national archive need not become a nightmare

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TECHNICIAN works on restoring one of the reels in the collection of the National Film Archive of the Philippines.

(Conclusion)   The big three studios—Sampaguita, LVN and Premiere—did not care for preserving their films; archiving was, simply, poor business practice. Stories are still told of a producer who sold black-and-white negatives because he was engaged in silver recovery. Another practice was using film to make New Year tooters.   Few exceptions TV networks were [...]

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The dream need not be a nightmare

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There are signs that the dream of a National Film Archive in our country will be realized. The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has started to build a temporary facility that, by sheer will, is referred to as the National Film Archive of the Philippines (NFAP).

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