Note: The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below.

Above and below, David Lynch at Universal Studios in 1981 after the release of The Elephant Man. [PickledElephant]

Watch twenty minutes of footage from Orson Welles‘ uncompleted film The Other Side of the Wind. [/Film]

A harsh early Hollywood rejection letter from Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, the studio behind 14 early Charlie Chaplin shorts including The Tramp. [Yahoo]

Rob Ager‘s detailed study of the hotel room scenes in the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Otto Preminger‘s 1944 noir classic Laura will hit Blu-ray for the first time on February 5th. []

Watch the 2006 documentary Cinematographer Style featuring interviews with Roger Deakins, John Toll, Newton Thomas Sigel, Gordon Willis, Bill Pope, Wally Pfister and more. [Cinephilia & Beyond]

In honor of his birthday this past week, a behind-the-scenes photo of Fritz Lang on the set of Metropolis. [Criterion]

Watch a time-lapse video of The Hollywood Sign getting refurbished. [@emmafgreen]

15 filmmakers, including Satyajit Ray, François Truffaut, Michelangelo Antonioni and Luis Buñuel, give their opinion of Jean-Luc Godard. [Strangewood]

Watch a two-hour conversation with director Werner Herzog at UC Santa Barbara.

NYC: Get tickets for a screening of Jean-Luc Godard‘s 1985 drama King Lear ft. a discussion with Richard Brody, Bilge Ebiri and Simon Abrams. [92YTribeca]

Watch the 1996 documentary The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera on the work of Samuel Fuller, featuring Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch. [@iambags]

Kevin B. Lee chronicles the 50 essential Chinese films in video form. [Fandor]

Watch Stan Brakhage‘s 1955 short The Wonder Ring. [Criterion]

Michael Haneke‘s Funny Games: US vs. Austrian.

See more from The Archive here and feel free to e-mail or tweet to @TheFilmStage for submissions.

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