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Re: Ferris' Classics Marathon: 20 Essential Vitamins and Minerals
« Reply #60 on: May 09, 2010, 12:20:50 PM »
Awesome, it's a really fascinating movie. Glad you liked it!

Lastly, there was a laughingly bad scene with a model of the steamship toward the end, during what was supposed to be the major crisis point of the film.  Odd choice there...

Wait, what? If you're talking about the rapids, that was real. ???

Ya that was a real full-sized boat!

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Re: Ferris' Classics Marathon: 20 Essential Vitamins and Minerals
« Reply #61 on: May 09, 2010, 01:35:06 PM »
I assume people are being sarcastic about this, but just in case, you be the judge:

Here's the screenshot
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Re: Ferris' Classics Marathon: 20 Essential Vitamins and Minerals
« Reply #62 on: May 09, 2010, 01:36:29 PM »
Hooray! Such a fantastic film. I wouldn't be surprised to hear Herzog never even watched Apocalypse Now, and that the true antecedent is his own Aguirre.

I hope that's the case.  I dare say this is the superior film.  That's a tough one though
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Re: Ferris' Classics Marathon: 20 Essential Vitamins and Minerals
« Reply #63 on: May 09, 2010, 01:38:48 PM »
I assume people are being sarcastic about this, but just in case, you be the judge:

Here's the screenshot

When I first saw that exact screenshot in another thread I too said "that's a model", and was assured that it was not...

But I mean... just LOOK at it!

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Re: Ferris' Classics Marathon: 20 Essential Vitamins and Minerals
« Reply #64 on: May 09, 2010, 01:40:28 PM »
Yeah, we had the same discussion about this shot with smirnoff already, but it's real. You need to watch Burden of Dreams again. ;D

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Re: Ferris' Classics Marathon: 20 Essential Vitamins and Minerals
« Reply #65 on: May 09, 2010, 01:42:58 PM »
Yeah, we had the same discussion about this shot with smirnoff already, but it's real. You need to watch Burden of Dreams again. ;D

Hmm I just did some online searching and it looks like there is one model shot. Now I need confirmation. You sure they talk about this in Burden, Melvil. I remember them talking about the backers asking if the whole movie would be a model and Herzog saying no, but this specific shot?

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Re: Ferris' Classics Marathon: 20 Essential Vitamins and Minerals
« Reply #66 on: May 09, 2010, 01:45:55 PM »
Uh oh. :-[

This shot isn't signaled out, but a big deal is made out of "no models". My thinking is, they sent the ship down the rapids for real, so why would they fake anything?

But I don't remember this shot in motion, so now I'm all unsure and stuff.

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Re: Ferris' Classics Marathon: 20 Essential Vitamins and Minerals
« Reply #67 on: May 09, 2010, 01:50:44 PM »
That one shot aside, it is still quite amazing.

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Re: Ferris' Classics Marathon: 20 Essential Vitamins and Minerals
« Reply #68 on: May 09, 2010, 01:51:45 PM »
Yeah, we had the same discussion about this shot with smirnoff already, but it's real. You need to watch Burden of Dreams again. ;D

I missed that discussion.  Was that recent?  I should go back and read it.  

I do need to watch BOD again - it was a long time ago I saw that and with zero context (hotel room tv as background noise while pulling an all-nighter finishing a project for the next morning - not what you'd say were ideal conditions!)
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Re: Ferris' Classics Marathon: 20 Essential Vitamins and Minerals
« Reply #69 on: May 09, 2010, 01:52:50 PM »
That one shot aside, it is still quite amazing.

It would be more amazing if there was a little lego Fitzcarraldo with little mini phonograph on the top of that mode.....errr... I mean steamship :D
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