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  1. Thread: The Graduate

    by Batutta
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    I still think you guys are underestimating how...

    I still think you guys are underestimating how much harder it was to expose an image back in the old days, and how that dictated the look of things. When Technicolor film first came out, its ASA...
  2. Thread: The Graduate

    by Batutta
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    It wasn't just the ASA, the dynamic range of film...

    It wasn't just the ASA, the dynamic range of film wasn't as wide either, so the hard, hot light needed to blast the scene with light couldn't be filled by a soft source. Also, through the 50's and...
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    Yeah, that's a different kind of politics,...

    Yeah, that's a different kind of politics, intra-industry politics. The poster I responded to was talking about cultural, societal politics influencing which movies get made.
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    A tricky subject to discuss here, but I still...

    A tricky subject to discuss here, but I still maintain the only politics that matter to studios are the ones that increase the bottom line. In terms of pushing a specific cultural agenda, they'll...
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    Don't insert politics where there is none....

    Don't insert politics where there is none. Studios only care about one thing, maximizing profits. If they could do that with 'toxic masculinity', they would. The corporate mindset is to minimize...
  6. Undoubtedly why they are pushing for the final...

    Undoubtedly why they are pushing for the final piece of the pie, the theatres. They won't have to split the revenues with theater owners anymore. For big cities with hundreds of screens this might...
  7. US may strike down laws prohibiting studios from owning movie theatres!

    Huge news, and will pretty much be the death knell for theatrical distribution of independent films, which has been declining for decades anyway. Who knows what other consequences this will have on...
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    It looks great, but feels cheap at the same time,...

    It looks great, but feels cheap at the same time, I think mostly because it's taken place in empty locales without interesting characters. You look at the cantina scene in Star Wars or Jabba's...
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    There was some fun to be had in episode two, as...

    There was some fun to be had in episode two, as one had, but it's fleeting. Also....SPOILERS...




    ...having Jawas in this implies that they're an interplanetary species, and Jawas don't strike...
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    Episode 2 dropped. Not sure it's good enough for...

    Episode 2 dropped. Not sure it's good enough for me to hang on to my Disney Plus subscription. It's just a series of action set pieces with no emotional or story hooks to keep me invested. It's kind...
  11. Watched the film on Disney Plus this...

    Watched the film on Disney Plus this morning...That white boy is crazy!!!
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    Congrats! I'll check it out when I can!

    Congrats! I'll check it out when I can!
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    Had pretty much the same opinion. The problem...

    Had pretty much the same opinion. The problem isn't so much the faceless, silent lead as much as the world they placed him in isn't that interesting yet either. A laconic anti-hero is only as...
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    That's the ONE advantage the current preferred...

    That's the ONE advantage the current preferred method for archiving film has. The studios print even their digitally shot movies onto black and white 35mm film stock, three times for each color...
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    This is for cold, archival storage of vital...

    This is for cold, archival storage of vital assets that won't ever degrade. Compared to how films are archived now by the studios it's a massive improvement in size, durability and convenience. The...
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    The Ultimate Archival Solution!

    Microsoft has developed a new cold storage system that can store 75gb on a 75mm square piece of durable glass 2mm thick. The first movie stored on it was Superman: The Movie, appropriate as the tech...
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    Scorsese's last word on this, a considerately...

    Scorsese's last word on this, a considerately written op-ed about this controversy, and the state of the industry in general--
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  18. Thread: Site down

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    Was down for me as well this morning. Got a...

    Was down for me as well this morning. Got a 'couldn't decode raw data' error on my iPhone Safari and the site wouldn't load.
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    Filming, 18 days. Editing, effects, and all post...

    Filming, 18 days. Editing, effects, and all post production, cost me nothing. I've been a professional editor for over 20 years, and have learned how to mix, do color correction and handle all post...
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    This is my film everybody!

    Hi, folks. You know me. Long time Dvxuser. My first feature film Derelict is now available to watch on Amazon Prime. It's for rent or purchase in the US. In Canada and overseas it's available for...
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    To tiptoe lightly around Crispin Glover's...

    To tiptoe lightly around Crispin Glover's propaganda comment, propaganda doesn't need to be overtly politically driven. In WWII this was certainly the case, as there was close cooperation between the...
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    He didn't say that...He said the comics were...

    He didn't say that...He said the comics were propaganda that supported the war effort in the 40's, and that has been extruded to today, where they are supporting our role as "the world's policemen",...
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    A fairly cogent analysis of this "controversy",...

    A fairly cogent analysis of this "controversy", from Crispin Glover of all people--


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qWdoHBmTJM
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    I don't think he was looking to pick a fight. He...

    I don't think he was looking to pick a fight. He was asked his opinion on them in an interview, gave it, and since then has had to defend it and explain his stance more fully.
  25. Thread: Gemini Man

    by Batutta
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    True as that may be, I've never heard a...

    True as that may be, I've never heard a convincing explanation of why that is. Only theories. To throw another theory on the pile, maybe 24fps is low enough for persistence of vision to kick in, but...
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