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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21620 on: October 30, 2009, 12:17:09 AM »

Shakespeare in Love

Wow, this is actually good. 8/10.

I really likes this movie and have not idea why it has a growing bad reputation.

Because it won a Best Picture.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21621 on: October 30, 2009, 12:17:43 AM »
Moon is further evidence that CGI sucks and traditional effects are far superior.

Moon uses CG. This is further evidence that both CGI and practical effects are both perfectly legitimate methods of serving a film and chances are a lot of the time you can't even tell the difference.

From what I read it is all models and traditional effects. There may be minor CGI touch ups but the vast majority of the effects are not CGI which is why it looks so good.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21622 on: October 30, 2009, 12:24:53 AM »
Not all, most. CG was used in certain cases where models were too restrictive, and to tie things together, and do set extensions and the like. I'm all for traditional model work, but it's very ignorant to say all CG looks bad, especially when you're being fooled by it all the time.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21623 on: October 30, 2009, 12:27:59 AM »
Not all, most. CG was used in certain cases where models were too restrictive, and to tie things together, and do set extensions and the like. I'm all for traditional model work, but it's very ignorant to say all CG looks bad, especially when you're being fooled by it all the time.

Ignorant or not CGI looks bad more often than not and the more there is the worse the movie looks. You may love it, but I hate it. I am fine with it being a minor addition but when it is the main tool it makes for a terrible looking movie.


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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21624 on: October 30, 2009, 12:32:42 AM »
Not all, most. CG was used in certain cases where models were too restrictive, and to tie things together, and do set extensions and the like. I'm all for traditional model work, but it's very ignorant to say all CG looks bad, especially when you're being fooled by it all the time.

Ignorant or not CGI looks bad more often than not and the more there is the worse the movie looks. You may love it, but I hate it. I am fine with it being a minor addition but when it is the main tool it makes for a terrible looking movie.



KUCI Filmschool had a great interview with Duncan Jones over the summer where he talked about the models and how his movie benefitted from the writers stike .  Interesting stuff if you haven't heard it yet
http://www.kuci.org/podcasts/?ShowID=683
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21625 on: October 30, 2009, 12:46:33 AM »
Not all, most. CG was used in certain cases where models were too restrictive, and to tie things together, and do set extensions and the like. I'm all for traditional model work, but it's very ignorant to say all CG looks bad, especially when you're being fooled by it all the time.

Ignorant or not CGI looks bad more often than not and the more there is the worse the movie looks. You may love it, but I hate it. I am fine with it being a minor addition but when it is the main tool it makes for a terrible looking movie.

And when you say "more often than not", you're basing that on what? When the very point of good CG is that you don't notice it, how can you claim to be able to make that judgment? There is very often CG used flawlessly in the least likely places you would suspect it. Or when it's effectively used to serve the story and couldn't have been done any other way. That's the CG I love. I love it as a tool, that doesn't mean I love bad CG or when CG is abused by the filmmaker. There's a lot of big stupid movies that use it in horrible ways, but they're big stupid movies, that shouldn't carry over to movies that use it so well you don't even know it's being used. :P

So I guess it makes me sad that even in the case of one of those movies, like Moon, you still take the opportunity to crap all over CG when the filmmakers themselves employed it to fulfill their vision.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21626 on: October 30, 2009, 08:02:47 AM »
Moon
A rare film about ideas that never bores. I am sure I am going to get flamed for this, but this movie succeeds where Blade Runner failed.
Moon is further evidence that CGI sucks and traditional effects are far superior.

Shakespeare in Love

Wow, this is actually good. 8/10.

I really likes this movie and have no idea why it has a growing bad reputation.
And you think FLY is crazy.  ::)

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21627 on: October 30, 2009, 08:08:56 AM »
Duncan Jones probably doesn't think Moon is better than Blade Runner.

And he would be wrong to not think that.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21628 on: October 30, 2009, 08:46:26 AM »
The Graduate - Mike Nichols, 1967

I had high expectations for this classic (I love Nichols' Closer and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). For the first half hour or so I was enthralled – Mrs. Robinson was dynamite, the dialogue was snappy and there were some great little scenes (through-the-leg shot was cool and I liked the one where the camera is in the bedroom watching Ben fumbling on the stairs, begging him to return to the bedroom). Their vapid relationship was set-up fantastically and was a great precursor to the necessary confrontation: “we’re going to have a conversation.” Angst creeps in, things are uneasy, how will this develop? Well ... it doesn’t, it just stops dead. Mrs. Robinson (the only interesting character) just disappears, the boring daughter comes in and consequently the movie just dies. With the departure of Mrs. Robinson, nobody says anything interesting and we are stuck watching a bunch of insipid fools. I don’t understand how something so good can go so bad. First 30 minutes: 9/10. The rest: 3/10.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21629 on: October 30, 2009, 08:49:15 AM »
The Graduate - Mike Nichols, 1967

I had high expectations for this classic (I love Nichols' Closer and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). For the first half hour or so I was enthralled – Mrs. Robinson was dynamite, the dialogue was snappy and there were some great little scenes (through-the-leg shot was cool and I liked the one where the camera is in the bedroom watching Ben fumbling on the stairs, begging him to return to the bedroom). Their vapid relationship was set-up fantastically and was a great precursor to the necessary confrontation: “we’re going to have a conversation.” Angst creeps in, things are uneasy, how will this develop? Well ... it doesn’t, it just stops dead. Mrs. Robinson (the only interesting character) just disappears, the boring daughter comes in and consequently the movie just dies. With the departure of Mrs. Robinson, nobody says anything interesting and we are stuck watching a bunch of insipid fools. I don’t understand how something so good can go so bad. First 30 minutes: 9/10. The rest: 3/10.

I felt the same way, couldn't stand this movie either time I watched it. I was especially irked at how the direction decides to punish Mrs. Robinson as the movie goes along, the only character in the whole movie who is really alive and willing to feel and the writing/direction treat her like she's Satan and needs to die. I also couldn't stand Hoffman's character from the get-go, just not a movie for me I guess.