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duLapel
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:09 pm    Post subject: Is it just me? Reply with quote

Is it just me...
or is 405: The Movie
better than most Hollywood big budget films?… Rolling Eyes

Looking back at the last 70 years of Hollywood science fiction productions,
the percentage of the film devoted to pseudo-social messages has increased from just irritating Gah! WTF?! to barely tolerableBrainwashed
… Is anyone else seeing this… Confused
… and why aren’t they voting with their dollars? llamallama

Pardon my rant mrmfmh? . . .
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Kevin
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, people watched ID4 in massive numbers.

They saw Cloverfield.

They went to see Star Wars Episodes I-III.

These same masses of people are stupid because they choose to be stupid.

It makes me cry and then wish I could call for some aliens to come and wipe them out.

But then I think to myself, who else would willfully do the jobs that most of us wouldn't touch?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin wrote:
Dude, people watched ID4 in massive numbers

I think it’s more that people have no choice… Sad

The film distribution system functions as a near monopoly. Even well financed films that fail to please the Hollywood Masters have to go the extra expense of distribution, e.g., Passion of the Christ comes to mind (by the way I’m Buddhist Cool so I have no axe to grind here).

So what’s a person to do? Select films for the action and CGI … whuuu?
Like the ancient Romans, we flock to the coliseum for the spectacle and pay little attention the formulaic melodrama: Sleepy
  • SNIDELY CORPORATION: Pay the rent!
  • PAULINE CITIZEN: I can’t pay the rent!
  • SNIDELY CORPORATION: Pay the rent!
  • PAULINE CITIZEN: I can’t pay the rent!
  • HERO (from Newspaper, government, etc.): I’ll pay the rent! …or at least stop the SOB's demands for it…
  • SNIDELY CORPORATION: Curses, foiled again! Grrr! {said before the machine gun fire and explosion} DEEEEEAAATH!!!!

The story is no longer important because there is no choice… Brainwashed
The SPECTICLE is the thing, thus Ironman get great word-of-mouth… Wink

Idea Thankfully the cost of CGI is coming down and the Web is making distribution less problematic. Like with the proliferation of web-comics, this new web-cinema will hopefully produce the completive heat and pressure for gems to be formed… Pie! Coffee!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

duLapel wrote:

Idea Thankfully the cost of CGI is coming down and the Web is making distribution less problematic. Like with the proliferation of web-comics, this new web-cinema will hopefully produce the completive heat and pressure for gems to be formed… Pie! Coffee!


Here is another example that portends the future of Cinima… Neutral
Mac vs. PC - Transformers Style created by Dan Chianelli, Nick Granlee, and Jessica Storms

... for High Def Version click here warning slow loading Brainwashed
is a 5:29 minute short done with desktop computing...
... using 3D Studio Max9, Adobe After Effects CS3, and Boujou 4… Gah! WTF?!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

omg this guy is awesome.

but it frightens me :O

PCS TAKE OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

:O OMG!
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