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    Looking forward to this intensely. This cutting business is ridiculous though. Isn't it about time for Harvey Weinstein to be forced out of film?
  2. I have been watching other movies in HD and find that some of their "movie magic sheen" is lost with the sharp image that turns them closer to a TV-show played in a studio or a documentary or a *shudder^* a reality show rather than having a very filmic effect. In the AUJ 48fps in some of the close ups the movements became hysterically funny because they speed up almost as if in fast forwarding. Again not a colour grading issue but rather related to how sharp the image and how fast the 48 fps is. I was at a friend's house last night, and she has one of those TVs with a higher "scan" rate or whatever. The result is essentially the same as 48fps in film. An episode of Modern Family looks as though it were a home movie you shot standing behind Ed O'Neil with a handheld camera. It's not a matter of "progress" or "getting used to it." It's a fundamental aesthetic problem. It looks too real. You might say that that's the point, to make things more immersive, and yet audiences for many decades have had no issue being immersed by traditional filming techniques. However paradoxical it is, one of the linchpins of immersion and cinema magic is to present things through that flat, dreamy lens we're all so familiar with. I don't think 48fps will last.
  3. Thursday night, I felt compelled to conduct the first two discs of Two Towers ... again. Amazing how short two hours can feel with a stick in your hand. Eh ,,, wait With a short stick in your hand, how amazing two hours can feel!
  4. I'd recommend Adams' autobiography as a good read
  5. Or Amazon has noted that there's been an increase in traffic to that product, and they're making it seem as though supplies are running low to lubricate potential buyers' wallets. Sounds devious, I know, but there's a lot to suggest that they do it.
  6. Yes, I hope you've acquired more economy of motion in your conducting if you want to be accepted by me!
  7. Super 8 Loved this even more the second time. Omnipresent lens flare "jokes" be damned. I am an unapologetic Abrams fan. Plus, there's this.
  8. Jeremy Soule's Oblivion. His Elder Scrolls scores are nigh-unimpeachable as my "most played" on iTunes.
  9. I think Doug should get an Oscar or something for his patience, good humor, and general contributions to the film music community in both literary and message-board form.
  10. http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2013/11/01/81403-artwork-for-the-standard-and-special-edition-of-the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug/ KHAAAAAAAAAAAN!
  11. Well now... I'm not sure how Bach would feel, but this is very... novel?
  12. I think it's disgusting. Yet strangely arousing. Whew. Glad I'm not the only one. Samples are charming. I was intrigued by this when I saw that John was doing a non-Spielberg picture and then it fell off my radar. Time to read the whole thread.
  13. I rewatched Man of Steel tonight. I recall that when I saw it in the theater my mouth was literally agape during the whole Jor-El on Krypton sequence. I feel the same way as I did then. The first 20 minutes of the film are pitch-perfect... and then something happens. I don't know what, but it's just a damn shame.
  14. Craig Robinson as the Antichrist? How could that not have been great?
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