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Now films actually looking real.

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  1. BadAss

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    Just watched a clip of Lawence of Arabia and it make you realise how CGI technology has come. The way they tried to cover the limitations of the time with fake sand made me laugh. Thank god for LOTR, now things actualy look real.
     
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    Thats true to an extent.

    Lawrence of Arabia and Jason & The Argonauts are both astonishingly good films, with awful special effects.

    However I would sooner watch both of those gems than sit through Attack Of The Clones again.
     
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    :laugh:

    Hmm, I've never thought of Lawrence of Arabia as a 'special effects' film. When I hopefully return to watch the second half later this week, I'll now do so with a different frame of mind! :rotfl:
     
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    I watched two twoers for the first time on Friday night (too many films so little tim :)) adn thought the rendereing of golum was very very god. The movement still needs a little work but the actual character definition was superb.
     
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    Have you seen the dreadful blue screening in ROTK? It looks like a 70s film.

    Maybe it's just me being a bit picky, but all the other effects in the film are completely ruined by the blue screens.

    When you see the hobbits standing with normal sized people - poor blue screen. When you see Frodo standing by Mount Doom with lava - poor blue screen.

    The battle scenes with CGI were great and convincing. It's just a pity that not all of the effects were up to that level of quality.
     
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    Thats strange because they filmed Lawrence of Arabia in a real desert.
     
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    They remixed the sand to accomodate DTS fans and replaced Omar Shariff with Will Smith for contemporary audiences.
     
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    Time to look for the Special Special Edition... :laugh:
     
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    This is irony? Right? Please say yes...
     
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    Yeah and I also noticed it on TTT (Treebeard with the hobbits blue screen was very noticeable) but on the DVD it all looks perfect. I wonder is it because a) they refined the effects for the extended DVDs and it's a bit of a rush job for the theatrical release, b) the effects are more noticeable on the big screen or c) the DVD isn't any better but I just failed to notice on a smaller screen?

    I forgive it though because the films are spectacular in all other respects :)
     
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    I've only seen the non-EE version of TTT on DVD, and I could spot the blue screen on that when watching it on my PC.

    The EE version will be unwrapped tomorrow and on my PJ pretty soon after. Guess I'll then see how the effects stack up.
     
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    'Awful' is a bit unfair to say the least.
    In it's day the Harryhausen FX in Jason were cutting edge and ground breaking, especially the fight scene with the skeletons.

    Of course they look dated, as will today's FX films in 40 years time, but 'awful'...definatley not.
     
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    If anyone wants an example of mechanical effects that are more realistic than cgi, just watch deep blue sea.
     
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    Anyone catch Zulu today? I never realised how many effect sequences were in that film since ive watched LOTR. When the Zulus were lined out arcross the hill tops you could quite easily see where they had cut out about ten warriors and pasted them over and over again to make it look like there were 1000's. I guess in this day and age this type of digital effect has been fine tuned to that you dont notice the repitition but I suppose it was cheaper than paying a real army of 10000 men the going rate.
     

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