Gravity breaking the modern rules

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July 13th, 2015 at 5:40:47 PM permalink
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Quote: Nareed
I've seen none.

I thought Cuaron was popular in Mexico although he has been living in London for 15 years.
July 13th, 2015 at 8:02:17 PM permalink
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Quote: Pacomartin
I thought Cuaron was popular in Mexico although he has been living in London for 15 years.

Mexico's not popular with me.
Donald Trump is a fucking liar
August 17th, 2019 at 2:34:19 AM permalink
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Quote: Fleastiff
Movies change as to audiences.

Originally movies were shot one camera and one viewpoint as if the audience was sitting in the center of the mezzanine.

Some later techniques developed because budgets were too thin to do things "right".

Film databases catalog such trivia as name changes, first appearances, boom shadow, continuity errors, etc. but Wikipedia considers such things to be trivia and forces their deletion.

Casablanca was filmed with a one third scale plane in the background and the director hired a midget to wear overalls and work on the plane.

What do audiences want? What do they expect? What will they tolerate? Who knows. Most car chase scenes used to be filmed at 15mph. Then along came French Connection (where a Teamster missed his mark) and Bullit (filmed at speed). One director got good "street reaction" from the bank robbery scene by NOT telling anyone it was a movie, including the local police. Another director filmed a scene for blocking purposes with later shots to be for dialog... and intentionally did only that original scene where the actors thought it was a rehearsal to determine camera angles. The scene from In The Heat of the Night where Tibbs and Gillespie drink beer and chat was totally unscripted. Not one word of dialog was suggested to them... and the beer was real. Rod Steiger never broke character in that film and is said to have cut the on-location pot use by a third just because he never stopped being a small town cop chewing his gum.

The director of the first Ben Hur sent all the Teamsters back to the start line and said Gentlemen, I will shake hands with each one of you who crosses the finish line, but the first one of you to do will also get five thousand dollars. One director kept ordering re-takes of a Bob Hope "oater" in which dozens of extras had to consume large quantities of real beer. Half the day was gone before the extras were drunk enough to suit the director.

What will audiences want in the future? Who knows?

For all you lovers of Bullit's car chase, the car goes onto the auction block soon. I liked the realism of the movie, particularly the middle-aged hitmen and their use of earplugs before discharging a boomer in a confined area.
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