The film that inspired a generation… at the age of 12 this film, along with ‘Wildstyle‘ and the book ‘Subway Art blew me away !!! & It went on to create a Global movement and influence writers all over the world with the works of DONDI, SEEN, and KASE2 (pictured below) getting International acclaim. Breaking in to train yards at night and spray painting ! What a high !!!
The film needs no introduction however STYLE WARS was originally edited to its 69 minute length from about 30 hours of 16 mm film that was shot in 1981 and 1982. Hours of exciting and wonderful scenes in the extra footage that didn’t make it into the finished film need to be restored. There are many shots of trains and some surprising masterpieces rescued from oblivion.
But this history is threatened. The original footage is damaged and fading. Fortunately, it will be possible to repair using digital technology. It will cost $28,000 to save and restore the outtakes. Saving the best outtakes is an important component of our overall project to restore the entire negative of the film and make an HD master which will preserve the record of the first painted trains in their original vivid colors.
ISTHISTHEFUTURE.com is pleased to have donated to this cause via Kickstarter – and we had a nice thank you from Mr Chalfant below.
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