Rick Schmidlin

Rick Schmidlin (born October 22, 1954) is a film preservationist and silent film scholar, and an occasional producer-director whose work has focused on restorations, reconstructions and documentaries. As of 2010, he works for the University of British Columbia in the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies as an adjunct faculty member. Schmidlin produced the films The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl and The Doors:The Soft Parade - A Retrospective (1991). In 1986 he was an assistant producer on David Cronenberg's The Fly. He also re-edited the Elvis Presley concert film Elvis: That's the Way It Is. Schmidlin worked on reconstructing the Erich von Stroheim film Greed, to give a sense of what the original lost version of the film might have been like, and re-edited Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil. More recently Schmidlin has led a team of restorers in reconstructing (from stills and shooting continuity scripts) the famous lost horror film London After Midnight sttarring Lon Chaney and directed by Todd Browning.


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