Originally Posted by bjmarchini
I love when folks look resort to rip others apart by insulting them or degrading them. Shows alot of class. I hope ripping me makes you feel better.
I have not ripped you apart or insulted you. But here on AVS you have to be prepared for your arguments to be looked at closely and your views questioned.
As far as I'm concerned you can not claim that you know about art and the medium film and at the same time rant against grain and how movies look with statements like
I like my movies how I would like to see them. Not someone else's point of view.
I know alot of people would hate me for this, but I hate screen grain. I want it to look as real as possible which is why I went HD. There is no screen grain in real life..... unless you need glasses or are in a super dusty room.
Either you understand that grain is what (chemical) films are made of and that grain is also an artistic tool used to give images texture and mood, character and 'a quality', or you don't. Either you understand that art can be entertaining/entertainment but is in no way restricted to that aspect of its effect on us. Or you don't. Either you understand that film and 'real life' are not identical and the extent to and the level on which they are intended to be close can vary from film to film, scene to scene, and is the film maker's call. Or you don't. Either you are willing to accept the creators' point of view and decisions relative to his creation. Or you don't.
If you simply state a preference for watching material with no grain and do not ask for disks to be mastered with grain removed when the grain is meant to be there and part of the correct look of the film as intended by its creators, then I have no problem with your preference. We all have our likes and dislikes and shop accordingly.
On the other hand if you call for disks to be filtered on principle to accomodate your viewing preferences I do have a big problem with your views as they interfere with my preference to see a film as it was created. We can't both have what we want unless you filter locally on your display and leave the source alone, which is the fair and correct solution.