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In Search of the "of the": Social Thread v8.0

Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by AdamBertocci, Nov 28, 2008.

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  1. doggans

    doggans Jedi Knight star 5

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    Yeah, well, you deserve it, what with your actually paying attention during the film's dialogue and all. :p
     
  2. Sith-Man

    Sith-Man Jedi Master star 4

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  3. Ripper

    Ripper Jedi Master star 3

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    that meteor footage is amazing!
     
  4. PixelMagic

    PixelMagic Jedi Master star 5

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    What in the world is up with Heroes tonight? That's some rated-R mess right there. God forbid you show a female nipple on television, but showing open chest cavities and slitting people's throats in graphic detail is ok.
     
  5. Ripper

    Ripper Jedi Master star 3

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    ...of course?
     
  6. CaptSparrow

    CaptSparrow Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Heroes is dead. This season is seemingly trying to appeal to the horror, slasher film audience.?
     
  7. DVCPRO-HDeditor

    DVCPRO-HDeditor Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Given that this "volume" is titled Villains, I would certainly expect the darker side of the story to be told. This week was actually kind of a positive build, in my book. Let's see if it finally pays off next week.
     
  8. VaporTrail

    VaporTrail Jedi Master star 6

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    BTW John, you'll be proud of me. I bought Blade today.
    Despite my severe nitpicks of the series, there was a touch of rationale that won me over.

    1) Marvel film that was pretty much the stand for the kick-off that was X-Men, and it's pretty much the only direction the character could've gone in.
    2) It was all that was left in the post-Black Friday $2 bin.






    [face_mischief]
    I'm still not getting the sequels.
     
  9. dan-yoda

    dan-yoda Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Welcome to America
     
  10. SilentBat

    SilentBat Jedi Knight star 4

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    I'm a bit confused with IMAX and FULL SCREEN. Why is it that in IMAX theaters ... when a majority of film is shot in 2.35 ... it blows up to 4:3 when a scene is shot in IMAX. This happened with The Dark Knight I hear and I wondered (because I did not see it in IMAX), did it compromise the image in 2.35 in a basic theater? Is it weird to see it switch from 4:3 to 2.35? And why when a film is shot for IMAX why isn't it shot in 2.35 like the rest of the film?
     
  11. VaporTrail

    VaporTrail Jedi Master star 6

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    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fa/Imaxcomparison.png]
     
  12. DorkmanScott

    DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    As Vapor points it, because IMAX is a 4:3 format, designed specifically to fill the entire IMAX screen top to bottom, side to side.

    Technically regular 35mm film is also 4:3, but it is then either matted to 2.35, or shot/printed in anamorphic for widescreen projection. IMAX doesn't have anamorphic lenses or projectors, and the format is intended to fill your entire field of view, so IMAX remains 4:3.

    Yes. In a standard theatre you were watching a 2.35 crop from the IMAX -- one for which the filmmakers accounted.

    Surprisingly, no. The jump can be quite seamless.

    Dark Knight is the only narrative feature, to date, that has short portions in IMAX. And cropping the IMAX to 2.35 in the IMAX presentation would defeat the purpose of shooting IMAX in the first place.

    There have been rumblings that they will re-release Dark Knight for a limited theatrical run when Oscar season comes around. If that happens, and if it shows up in IMAX again, go see it. When the 2.35 film suddenly opens up in scope and clarity, you won't have to ask "why."
     
  13. DarthKomar

    DarthKomar Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I love IMAX :)

    The IMAX theater in Sydney is supposed to be the biggest screen in the southern hemisphere. Very nice to watch, and they're still screening The Dark Knight there I believe :D
     
  14. VaporTrail

    VaporTrail Jedi Master star 6

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    I heard about this too. I didn't get to go to IMAX before, so I'm hoping.

    Seeing Spidey3 and Transformers was amazing, I can't wait to see the shots that take up the full screen.
     
  15. Vidina

    Vidina Jedi Master star 4

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    Showing tits just pleases all boys, and we wouldn't want that to happen, now would we? :p

    Watch E.R, Grey's Anatomy or whatever, there's open chests all the time.
    For tits, go watch HBO. Or porn.
     
  16. Master_Comyn

    Master_Comyn Jedi Master star 4

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    Fringe has been showing some pretty graphic stuff, too. The throat slitting in last week's episode, the exploded head... the list goes on.
     
  17. PixelMagic

    PixelMagic Jedi Master star 5

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    So, basically, it's become excepted to show rated R level violence in primetime television, but not rated R nudity. Personally, I can stomach nudity far more than graphic violence.
     
  18. Lord_Charisma

    Lord_Charisma Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Heroes has never been afraid of being a little gory - one of the first times we really saw Claire's power back in season 1 was where she woke up half way through an autopsy with her chest cavity open. Last night's wasn't much worse than that.
     
  19. Teague

    Teague Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah, I'll bet you can. You can all-over-your-stomach nudity far more than graphic violence. Heyo! [face_dancing]
     
  20. SilentBat

    SilentBat Jedi Knight star 4

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    I don't understand what's so terrible about nudity. Male and female.
     
  21. Cramer

    Cramer Jedi Master star 4

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    Fig, Vapes, and BGI are all still here? Wow.

    I haven't been on here in forever. I'm in public speaking class right now (required class). Really boring speeches. I think they covered everything stated in previous social threads as far as arguments go...and I must say...this place is better.
     
  22. Sith-Man

    Sith-Man Jedi Master star 4

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    ... I'm still here to...

    :D


    ... I mean seriously... Where else would I go?

    :(


    ... It's not exactly like I have that much of a life...

    :_|


    I'm off to throw myself on my lightsaber.
     
  23. Vidina

    Vidina Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't have a problem with full frontal/rear nudity at all, nor do I have a problem with R rated gore. or M rated. I usually have to watch something on TV or on my appleTV when I eat, and according to my family, it's surprising how I can eat while watching the coroner scenes in CSI.

    Takes WAY more than dead people with rats coming out of their rib cage to throw my appetite away :p
     
  24. DarthRicmu

    DarthRicmu Jedi Knight star 3

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    True,

    Heroes has had some pretty graphic stuff throughout the seasons...

    Although I also favor nudity over graphic gore etc, I think that the graphic content on Heroes is somehow differnet from the Horror movie stuff... It somehow servers a better purpose [face_mischief]

    But hey... Nudity is something we don't really worry about here in The Netherlands... If they want our presenters can go have a shower in Primetime on the TV.... As long as there's no Sex/Porn involved its oke...
     
  25. VaporTrail

    VaporTrail Jedi Master star 6

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    Update:
    http://www.superherohype.com/news/batmannews.php?id=7859

    Looks like we missed our chance, unless they change their minds again.
     
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