saving private ryan , looks bad

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zeymatis

Guest
I bought saving private ryan 1 year ago on region 2 ,,

Now when the americans finally make it up to the top of the cliff into axis bunkers there are lots of fires burning ... on my copy i noticed that all the flames look stretched as does some of the white at the bottom of the screen .

Well , i watched it on channel 5 last night and saw the exact same thing .

How on earth did a massive cock up like this get past the editing room when the film was made ,, what has happened to one of the greatest films of the 20th century
 
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FoxyMulder

Guest
Its deliberate and meant to be mimicking flaring that you would get on hand held cameras if you were in among the fight and filming it, Spielberg filmed it this way.

I think it works.
 

Alan1975

Standard Member
Read somewhere that Spielberg had 60% colour saturation removed so it had a more 'War like' look to it, however when it first aired on US cable there was a flood of complaints from people thinking it was just poor picture quality! Stupid yanks!
 
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zeymatis

Guest
Well i think that is utter rubbish ,,, this film is not filmed in a blair witch type format but in a standard hollywood film ,,, looks like crap in the lens to me jeez lol
 
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crooksm

Guest
I was happy when I saw it on C5 - when I first saw it on DVD I was convinced my DVD player/TV was on the blink!
 

Smurfin

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by zeymatis
Well i think that is utter rubbish ,,, this film is not filmed in a blair witch type format but in a standard hollywood film

Standard hollywood film? Aside from war movies (and some action) which followed its release, the "average" hollywood movie had all their cameras stripped down to the bare minimum, skipped frames and aimed for a staccato look to the action?

I think you need to look to your first sentence again;)
 

dsw182

Active Member
I thought the cinematography was excellent. I think Janus Kaminski & Spielberg know what they're doing.

That was true about the colour - the colour saturation was reduced by 60% using some lab process called ENR (?)

And in the US, cable/sat providers turn up the colour to "normal-looking" levels when they broadcast it, after the first showing, because their customer service people were inundated with calls from viewers complaining that something was wrong.
 

Kane D Williams

Novice Member
I hate the general public!



I believe a bleech bypass was used and then about a Gazillion other film makers followed suit! Three Kings used it well.
 

Goose74

Active Member
Spielberg has also said that he chose to film it on low grade film to try and give that grainy WW2 feel

It is also not in the usual 2:35.1 aspect ratio giving it less of a cinematic feel and more of a gritty reality

- personally I love to look and style of this film - it is a fantastic bit of work.
 
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Family Guy

Guest
Originally posted by Alan1975
Read somewhere that Spielberg had 60% colour saturation removed so it had a more 'War like' look to it,

I can assure you that during war, colour saturation is not turned down by 60%. It is in fact, normal.
I think that the coulour was turned down to give it a "newsreel" feel...

This subject matter is about 5 years old and should be put in the bin labeled "done to death...":rolleyes:
 

Smurfin

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by Ringer

It is also not in the usual 2:35.1 aspect ratio giving it less of a cinematic feel and more of a gritty reality

Spielberg rarely films anything in 2.35:1, judging by alot of his output, I think he likes 1.85:1 - Jurassic Park, Schindler's List etc etc
 

Alan1975

Standard Member
Thanks to those who backed me up on the colour saturation thing.

Zeymatis perhaps you should think before you write.

Army Bloke 'War like' should of been 'documentary style' + some of us are new to this board and aren't always aware what subjects have been discussed before!
 
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Family Guy

Guest
Originally posted by Alan1975
some of us are new to this board and aren't always aware what subjects have been discussed before!

Which is why the owners of this board go to great lengths to archive material - accessible through the "search" button at the top of the page...:lesson: :D

Zeymatis perhaps you should think before you write.

Army Bloke 'War like' should of been 'documentary style'

:rolleyes: :D

Welcome to the forums BTW...;)
 
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zeymatis

Guest
think before i write lol ,,, if i think that it looks lame then it looks lame ,, end of story ,,

I am saying that to me it looks like the dvd player is broken , jeez
 

chris

Active Member
Originally posted by zeymatis
I bought saving private ryan 1 year ago on region 2 ,,

Now when the americans finally make it up to the top of the cliff into axis bunkers there are lots of fires burning ... on my copy i noticed that all the flames look stretched as does some of the white at the bottom of the screen .

Well , i watched it on channel 5 last night and saw the exact same thing .

How on earth did a massive cock up like this get past the editing room when the film was made ,, what has happened to one of the greatest films of the 20th century

:D :D :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :laugh: :laugh: :zonked: :hiya: :clown:
 

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