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post #361 of 1044 Old 04-04-2008, 08:39 AM
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^^^Can't recall such a shot here. Maybe they substituted the final shot of him happily taking a call from 'someone'. -- John

EDIT: Spotted an intriguing shot near the end of last season of the constellation Orion over Grissom's shoulder. Maybe one of these episodes they'll toss in an Antonioni-like wind-in-the-trees/bushes shot the late director often included ("Blowup," etc.). Could have squeezed it in during this episode while they were investigating the site of the burned/crashed car--without even pausing the plot line more than a few seconds.
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Thursday's CSI:Vegas seemed to have different (darker) filtering; (witness burned in his car episode). CSI Vegas is typically 'dark' for interior shots but hope this opening episode doesn't represent an emulation of NBC's too-dark West Wing for the entire season. Even the daylight exterior CSI shots seemed to have a dense gauze-like filter over the lens. If they're going to dumb it down this much why not just switch to 8mm filming instead of costlier 35mm? -- John

I noticed that it was much darker in the outdoor scenes as well, like the viewer is looking through sunglasses. Maybe that's what they were trying to do?
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I could've sworn that TV guide said that Willows would go to Grissoms place and find a picture of Sarah. Did I miss that part or did it not happen?

It was in the promos for the "return of CSI" CBS was running so I suspect it will happen in coming weeks.
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It was in the promos for the "return of CSI" CBS was running so I suspect it will happen in coming weeks.

That's where I saw it as well, in the promos.
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This is what I'm referring to. I can't imagine they'll have him sick again.
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By the way, I was impressed at Catherine's ability to take a picture with her iPhone without having to tap the screen.
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This is what I'm referring to. I can't imagine they'll have him sick again.

Edit: They deleted the scenes in question before broadcast but CBS posted them to YouTube.
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Finally got to watch Thursday's episode.

I have to agree with others who've observed the obvious change in production style... darker, and "through a softening special-effects filter" so that lights GLOW, along with people's skin and hair.

DREADFUL!

Looks like they've gone to the dark side, like "CSI:Miami", whose look I detest. I was always thankful that "CSI:Original" NEVER looked like that, but rather always looked sharp and crisp, like "Boston Legal" and "Lost".

It's notorious underlit scenes (why do they always use flashlights, when they can just flip the switch in the room and turn the ceiling lights on???) were still quite clear, especially in the lab rooms (where it seemed to be perpetual night except out in the hallways). Now, it's just blurry dark and severely underlit.

DREADFUL!

Reminds me very much of the turn-for-the-worst that "Studio 60" took in its final throes. I don't know if that was a production cost issue (maybe they actually shot it differently... i.e. cheaper) or an artistic issue, but it looked horrible, and not very HDTV.

I sure hope this one CSI episode was an experiment only, and not the way they're going to take it out for the rest of this season.

Very disappointed. Actually, even the storyline this week was very weak. I guess the writers were rusty.
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I have to agree this was the worst looking CSI ever. the exterior shots looked like they were filmed during some weird eclipse, light was there but it wasn't. I'm trying to find a term for how it looked, best I can come up with is "muddy".
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It was like it was shot during the day, but they filtered it to make it look like night, except that the scene actually took place during the day, really odd.

Maybe they were going for the breaking of dawn look but didn't do so a great job of it.
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I have to agree this was the worst looking CSI ever.

Time for some "viewer feedback" to CBS.

At the very very bottom of that page there is a link for "feedback". I've already submitted my comments on the DREADFUL NEW LOOK, for what it's worth.

If they think we love it, they'll never fix it.
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CSIs are colorized (so you don't forget which one you are watching I guess).

Vegas is dark
Miami is bright colors
NY is grey

stupid if you ask me.
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Well, it appears that the awful-looking CSI episode we complained about must have been a "one-time artistic experimental aberration".

Fortunately, this week's episode was back with the look we've come to know and love. Sharp, crisp, clear, no "gauze-like filtered cinematography". I hope it stays like this.

Plus, even the story line was back to its old tip-top form.

And, Hodges' colleague (Liz Vassey) made another one of her occasional and much-enjoyed appearances.

WHEW!
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Yes, this episode did look much better, and content-wise it reinforced why this original CSI is far and away the best of the 3.
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Now if they'd just put Sanders on screen more. His character is hilarious.

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CSI' co-star Gary Dourdan arrested for drugs

Apr 29 06:34 PM US/Eastern
By DERRIK J. LANG
AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - entertainmentminute "CSI" co-star Gary Dourdan was arrested Monday for possession of narcotics and dangerous drugs, police said. The 41-year-old actor was found asleep in his car by the Palm Springs Police Department, authorities said.
An officer saw Dourdan's car parked on the wrong side of the street with the interior light on and someone sleeping in the driver's seat at approximately 5:12 a.m. Monday, according to Palm Springs police Sgt. Mitch Spike.

The officer described Dourdan as disoriented and possibly under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The officer arrested Dourdan after locating suspected cocaine, heroin, Ecstacy, miscellaneous prescription drugs and paraphernalia. Dourdan was released on $5,000 bail at 10:30 a.m. Monday. A court date was not immediately scheduled.

Dourdan has played crime scene investigator Warrick Brown on CBS' "CSI" since 2000. Several celebrities were in town for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in nearby Indio, Calif. It was not immediately clear whether Dourdan attended the event.

Representatives for Dourdan did not immediately return phone calls Tuesday.
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...cle=1&catnum=0

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Yeah he was fired (or mutually agreed to part ways) a couple of weeks back.
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I didn't know he left CSI. My wife will be o.k. with that, but Nick leaving would be too much for her to handle...

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Check out the program info for the CSI rerun tonight at 10pm...
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Check out the program info for the CSI rerun tonight at 10pm...

Wow that's too funny... on second thought, it's sad...

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Wow that's too funny... on second thought, it's sad...

Yeah, pretty wild.
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Yeah he was fired (or mutually agreed to part ways) a couple of weeks back.

Well thanks for the spoiler! I had heard someone was leaving but had kept myself in the dark at who it was. I was hoping to find out watching the show!

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Not really a spoiler; it was announced a while back. You hear this stuff all the time. I'm sure it will be less dramatic than when Sara left. Nobody here watches Enews or read tv guide in the supermarket line? lol
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That was the best episode so far this season. Much better than the last few weeks.
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Loved the cameo by Adam and Jamie from Myth Busters even though they were only on for like 10 seconds.


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That was the best episode so far this season. Much better than the last few weeks.

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Loved the cameo by Adam and Jamie from Myth Busters even though they were only on for like 10 seconds.

Yeah, I noticed them too.
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Loved the cameo by Adam and Jamie from Myth Busters even though they were only on for like 10 seconds.

That was an LOL for me too!
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They toned down the usual blaring rock music this week, as I recall, usually dubbed in--loudly--for autopsies and too-techy lab instruments. Prefer drama music tracks that aren't so intrusive myself. But if it's required, suggest a CSI traveling rock band for the Miami-NYC-Vegas series. They'd visit each Hollywood set and when the autopsies or instant DNA analysis began they could cut between drum solos and lab-instrument readouts. Jazz it up a bit. -- John
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That was an LOL for me too!

My wife and I were busting up when they showed Adam and Jamie as well! That was perfect except that they didn't say anything...

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My wife and I were busting up when they showed Adam and Jamie as well! That was perfect except that they didn't say anything...

They would have had to pay them too much for that.

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