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Invented in the early 20th century in the U.S., colorization went through a short glory period before falling out of use. But Ukrainian Igor Lopatonok, who lives in Los Angeles, has been trying to bring back the practice since 2009.  

Soviet hits like Volga-Volga (1938), Officers (1971) and Only Old Men are Going to Battle (1973) are among the films colorized and restored by Lopatonok’s two U.S.-based companies, Grading Dimension Pictures and Formula of Color, over the last four years.  

“In Ukraine there is no technology for movie colorization. It’s hugely expensive and involves a lot of hand work,” says Lopatonok. 

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