It started with a Facebook conversation with a stranger, then progressed to Skype exchanges, declarations of affection and promises to meet up in person.
By the time Louise, 56, contacted police roughly a year later, she still hadn’t met her online connection — but she had sent roughly 0,000 overseas at his request, and spent another ,000 on travel and related expenses.
“It’s devastating, some of them have lost all their savings… “The victims are basically falling for that person, they have some type of affection going on, and the scammers take advantage of that,” he said.
“We’ve all fallen in love, we know the high when we think we’ve found the person that we’ve been looking for, and from there we can become very vulnerable.” Louise said they spoke for months before the man asked for money, and even then, it was small amounts, purportedly to help him deal with unexpected expenses related to his exporting business, she said.
The largest cause of silent film loss was intentional destruction, as silent films were perceived as having little or no commercial value after the end of the silent era by 1930. Harris has said, "Most of the early films did not survive because of wholesale junking by the studios. They simply needed vault space and the materials were expensive to house." Many other early motion pictures are lost because the nitrate film used for nearly all 35 mm negatives and prints made before 1952 is highly flammable.
Stills have been used to stand in for missing footage when making new preservation prints of partially lost films.During the first two weeks of their work, the team found ancient pottery and coins dating back as far as 500 BC.Pictured is a fragment of red-figure pottery from the late 6th century BC, probably by Attic painter Paseas Sony SRS-XB40 has a built-in multi-coloured line light, speaker lights and a flashing strobe.London After Midnight, one of the most sought after lost films, had its last surviving reel copy destroyed in a devastating studio vault fire and only exists in the form of film stills, as shown in an original 1927 theatrical release poster During most of the 20th century, U. copyright law required at least one copy of every American film to be deposited at the Library of Congress, at the time of copyright registration, but the Librarian of Congress was not required to retain those copies: "Under the provisions of the act of March 4, 1909, authority is granted for the return to the claimant of copyright of such copyright deposits as are not required by the Library." The phrase "lost film" can also be used in a literal sense for instances where footage of deleted scenes, unedited, and alternative versions of feature films are known to have been created, but can no longer be accounted for. A film that has not been recovered in its entirety is called a partially lost film.For example, the 1922 film Sherlock Holmes was eventually discovered, but some of the footage is still missing.
Nitrate film is chemically unstable and over time can decay into a sticky mass or a powder akin to gunpowder.