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    New York 1911, upscaled to 4k, 60fps and colourised

    As the title says!

    I saw this posted on another forum I visit, more atmospheric than the original I think.


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    Fantastic!

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    Excellent! Was looking out for Vito Corleone.

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    Magical! It's amazing how colour brings everything to life and makes it appear more modern, almost current in places. Strange feeling when you know you've stood in a particular spot in that film some 100+ years later!

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    Just love these old films being brought back to life, makes the people seem more real. Nice gal at 2.57 as well! Wonder what her story was.
    Cuidich 'n Righ

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    Interesting to see LHD cars in NYC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Interesting to see LHD cars in NYC.
    Don't you mean RHD?

    Apparently it was the advent of the Model T/Mr Ford going LHD around 1913 - 1915 that sealed the deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by genesos View Post
    Don't you mean RHD?

    Apparently it was the advent of the Model T/Mr Ford going LHD around 1913 - 1915 that sealed the deal
    Yes, sorry for mix-up.

    You are correct on the Model-T, however it was already introduced in 1908:

    However, with the introduction of the steering wheel in 1898, a central location was no longer technically possible. Car makers usually copied existing practice and placed the driver on the curbside. Thus, most American cars produced before 1910 were made with right-side driver seating, although intended for right-side driving. Such vehicles remained in common use until 1915, and the 1908 Model T was the first of Ford's cars to feature a left-side driving position.
    By 1915, the Model T had become so popular that the rest of the automakers followed Ford's lead.
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    Great seeing two amputees out and about using crutches. The pace people were moving a 110 years ago was certainly slower. Thanks for the heads up.

    The Daily Mail published these colour images of WW2 today really brings the time to life!
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ed-airmen.html

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    Interesting and atmospheric.

    I noticed that,in general,people ignored the horse poo and just walked through it.

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    I have actually sat and had coffee at the pavement cafe opposite the flat iron building as shown in the film. The building hasn't really changed but everything else has!

    The colour makes it so much more real.

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    Fascinating - love this kind of stuff! Thanks.

    Here's another one restored by the same people:



    Moscow, 1896. Remarkable.
    Last edited by TheFlyingBanana; 27th February 2020 at 21:44.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    Fascinating - love this kind of stuff! Thanks.

    Here's another one restored by the same people:

    Thats the same one as the OP actually.
    Cuidich 'n Righ

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    Amazing, thanks for posting. Very clever use for AI, it’s like having a time telescope! The resolution, lack of grain and juddering plus the high frame rate changes everything. One thing that never changes though, there’s always some twit who looks straight at the camera and won’t move out of shot.

    Funny that almost everyone wears the same hat, people really did have a uniform back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Thats the same one as the OP actually.
    Corrected, apologies.

    Now Moscow 1896 - even earlier.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    The good quality foley work really helps to bring them to life too.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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