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Things we lost in the fire

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The New York Times reports that more than a thousand prints were destroyed in the blaze this weekend at Universal Studios. Though the negatives still survive, the cost of replacing each print—$5,000 a pop—suggests  some titles may not be available for exhibition on the repertory and festival circuit for some time. "We know what business was lined up for the next six months," Bob O’Neil, vice president of image assets and preservation, told the Times. "We'll make a concerted effort to make new prints of those films as quickly as we can."

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