Robert A. Harris

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Robert A. Harris is a film historian and preservationist, and owner of The Film Preserve Ltd, a New York-based company which specializes in the restoration and reconstruction of classic films.[1][2] In collaboration with James C. Katz, he has restored a number of films, including Lawrence of Arabia (1989), Spartacus (1991), My Fair Lady (1994), Vertigo (1996), and Rear Window (1998). In 2006, he was involved in the restoration of The Godfather and The Godfather Part II.[3] In 2013, Harris completed restoration work on the roadshow version of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

In 2010, Harris was honored by the International Press Academy with its Nikola Tesla Award for Visionary Achievement in Filmmaking Technology.[4]

Harris also produced "The Grifters" with Martin Scorsese (1990), and developed screenplays including "Endurance" (Shackleton) and "Airship Empire" (The R101) with producer Wendy Winks. "Airship Empire" was optioned to Hearst, "Endurance" was optioned to USA, but neither were produced.

Harris is a regular contributor on a dedicated insider forum with Home Theater Forum.

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