The Old Man posted:
doubled posted:

Anyone in the northern NJ area looking for a ticket to the opening night for Downton Abbey? 😬

Is this a special event? Many theaters offer refunds; some up to an hour before showtime.

It was tongue in cheek.  My GF wanted to go.  Before I could come up with an excuse, she already bought two.  Fortunately she found a friend to take my place.

Rothko posted:

King Ralph - I feel so ashamed.  And yet, I recognized the same rooms from Downton Abbey that were used for this fine film.

I've never heard the guy but I guess Highclere Castle was used in John Legend's 2006 music video for "Heaven." My own favorite use, beside Downton Abbey, is in the great TV series Jeeves and Wooster.

Gemini Man.  Pretty lousy movie.  Saw it in 3D.  I'm still not a huge 3D fan, but the effects in this movie were pretty cool.  The high frame rate the film was shot it gave it a strange, (even more CGI looking than was already there)  look.  72 points.

PH

purplehaze posted:

Gemini Man.  Pretty lousy movie.  Saw it in 3D.  I'm still not a huge 3D fan, but the effects in this movie were pretty cool.  The high frame rate the film was shot it gave it a strange, (even more CGI looking than was already there)  look.  72 points.

PH

The great John Hess, of Filmmaker IQ, takes on the frame challenge. Filmmaker IQ is simply an incredible site for those who want to understand the technical aspects of filmmaking and there is no one better at this than Hess. (For those who are interested here he is explaining aspect ratio.)

Anyway Hess has already talked about why 24 fps is the preferred frame rate. Here is tackles the 120fps of Gemini Man.

In one of his comments to this post he gave this amazing fact, which if you think about the look it's quite obvious, "The Larry Sanders Show from the 1990s that jumped between 24fps for behind the scenes antics and 60i for when you were viewing it as a live late night broadcast."

For those who are interested you will learn way more about filmmaking from Filmmaker IQ than anything you learned in a free- pass film studies class in college. 

purplehaze posted:

Good stuff, TOM. That said, if you post one more comment regarding "aspect ratio" I will fly to Cali and give you a wedgie.     Cheers!

PH

Actually I just now deleted the other video about aspect ratio. I realized it didn't get across why it's so important. I then searched through YouTube and I could not find a video that does. I'm afraid I'm going to have to make my own. However it will not be anywhere near the quality of John Hess's videos. For those interested his explanations about such technical aspects of film as middle grey, contrast ratio, depth of field, lighting, etc. are simply mindblowing.

Parasite--try to keep up with this incredibly smart story by Korean writer/director Boog Joon Ho. He previously directed the messy science fiction movie Snowpiercer and the startling OKJA. This is his best. Too good to describe the plot, the less you know the better; except he does explore some similar ideas that Jordan Peele has. 93pts.

Book Smart

and

John Wick: Parabellum

Both a lot of fun. Book Smart is a genuine lagh-out-loud comedy taking place in a knowing, winking, heightened reality — and at times, a hyper-reality. Yet it remains emotionally authentic. Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, and she did a great job. 

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