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RE: Favourite Films - NWoBHM - 12-24-2010 02:46 AM
Vincent - its the digital age - though eventually everyone wants the old analogue days (and ways) back - Pro Tools has a thing called "dither" to replicate Dolby noise reduction which used to be on analogue tapes - Pro tools also has Reel Tape Delay to simulate the fractional tape delay of reels on a rcording machine - you can purchase sound libraries of drums recorded using vintage mics and sound paths like Superior Drummer or Abbey Road drums, (for about £200) you can buy SSL Waves plug ins which simulate the old SSL mixing desks, I expect you can buy Neve ones too - for a fraction of the money (I think an SSL desk was probably over six figures sterling) the Pro tools plug in is about a thousand sterling - and you can work away at home as though you are using a £1500 a day recording studio, (for as many days as you want) for an initial investment of maybe less than £5K.
Is it the same though?? This is where the purists hold sway with the new generation.
RE: Favourite Films - Rey - 12-24-2010 09:50 AM
(12-23-2010 06:11 PM)VincentUlyssis Wrote: Film industry announced release of films while the film is in the theaters; theaters indicating that they will go out of business. It's interesting that the traditional film experience as we know is dying to the high tech age; six foot wall mounted recessed High Def surround Mega-Woofer 3D flat screen... or... watching the film in the palm of your hand during your morning commute with a cup of coffee. Who needs a movie theater?
Yeah, I don't understand the whole watch a movie in the palm of your hand thing. I think people are more excited about the ability to do it, than the quality of the experience. Who wants to watch a movie on a tiny 3 or 4 inch screen? Not me. Now that I have a 50" plasma, even the old 25" TV I used to have is too small in my eyes. Bigger is better! My cousin has a video projector and screen in his living room, when I go to visit and watch a movie it rivals a pay theater experience.
As far as the whole 3D thing that is sweeping the nation goes, I don't really like it. It gave me and my spouse a headache, and I didn't like wearing the glasses at all. The big chunky frames seemed to block my peripheral vision, and made me feel like I was watching the screen through a tunnel, and they were very uncomfortable. So I will not be going to the theater seeing any 3D movies, I will wait until I can watch them in the comfort of my home. But I know I am probably in the minority here, as I can see they are popular. It gives the theaters something to offer that the viewers can't get at home.
RE: Favourite Films - Mufasa - 12-24-2010 11:05 AM
Ahh... the 3D ploy.
Movie ticket sales have plummeted in the last several years, with the advancement in quality and lower prices of home theater.
It simply takes more and more to WOW an audience into spending $20 each to walk into a movie house.
Technology strikes again.
Honestly, I would still prefer seeing a first-run film at the theater, but it seems that Hollywood rolls out so much crap anymore that it's difficult to justify spending the cash, knowing that it will probably be yet another cookie-cutter flic.
Granted, I would pay to see Rhona Mitra in her "Underworld" vampire outfit in 3D... but that's about my limit of fascination with this "new" ploy.
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It really is a shame that for the most part, people no longer want the beauty of a finely crafted film - just shoot things, blow things up, toss in some water-soaked, brainless twit with a push up bra... add generic script, throw 5 mil at it, and turn it loose.
RE: Favourite Films - Mufasa - 12-24-2010 01:56 PM
I was watching "Legends of the Fall" a while ago - and it reminded me of one that I have not thought of in years; "The Razors Edge" with Bill Murray. If you have not read the novel, it may be a good idea to do so first. The film takes a bit of liberty, but Murray pulls it off - sometimes with his innate comedian instinct.
RE: Favourite Films - Bageleth - 12-24-2010 02:24 PM
Speaking of Bill Murray, I thought that he performed well in "Lost In Translation"
RE: Favourite Films - Boomer - 12-24-2010 05:13 PM
We just got back from "Tron:Legacy" ....
Pretty interesting, but it did sorta follow the same story line as the first....some. With a few...."enhancements" that were pretty neato. That Jeffy guy has been some kind of busy the last couple years. Next week I gotta go see "True Grit".
RE: Favourite Films - 2Beers - 12-24-2010 07:20 PM
Tonight's favorite film is "The Muppet's Christmas Carol".
RE: Favourite Films - Bageleth - 12-24-2010 07:31 PM
Michael Caine is one of my favorites! We're watching "A Christmas Carol" with Jim Carrey
RE: Favourite Films - RN-PRN - 12-24-2010 08:07 PM
We watched that "A Christmas Carol" with Jim Carrey last weekend. I pick up for my hubby and son the Family Guy "Star Wars" trilogy. Gotta love Stewie
RE: Favourite Films - Bageleth - 12-24-2010 08:23 PM
My husby loves Stewie too. I made him a Christmas stocking with Stewie on it, about 3 years ago. I think that he likes it more than anything else I've made for him.
This new "Christmas Carol" was really well done!