Date: 21st September 2000

BFI To Restore Eight Classic Films

The British Film Institute has joined the list of organizations engaged in restoring deteriorated movie classics.

The BBC reported Wednesday that BFI has won financial backing from Andersen Consulting to restore eight films. The first four are Some Like It Hot (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Alfie (1966) and Don't Look Now (1973).

In an interview with the BBC, BFI director Jon Teckman said, "Film deteriorates naturally over time, especially if heavily used. There are no usable copies of any of these films in our collections, so we cannot offer them to cinemagoers anywhere."

Source: Studio Briefing