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post #31 of 97
I just watched this last night and came to AVS expecting lens flare complaints. biggrin.gif Seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed it. So much so that I'll be buying a copy today. Really well done.

Also, I guess I never realized how much Joseph Gordon Levitt has grown as an actor. He was so convincing in this role that I never once said, "Hey, that's Joseph Gordon Levitt!" Sure, the prosthetics helped a bit, but I never once thought of Angels in the Outfield or 3rd Rock From The Sun.

The BTS stuff about scoring the movie was very interesting as well. Gave me some new ideas about writing music unconventionally.
post #32 of 97
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Not seen this in the commercial theatre? You could have just said "theatre". Do you really think of your basement set-up so highly that you consider it necessary to differentiate it in this way from professional theatres?

Yes I do.

PS it isn't in a basement

Art
post #33 of 97
I always enjoyed the Gattaca score, how's it sound in there?
post #34 of 97
Just watched it. Good flick. Were the lens flares actual or CGI generated (a-la Star Trek)?
post #35 of 97
The lens flares in Star Trek were not CGI generated (except the ones in CGI scenes). I'm not sure where this notion originated since the making-of stuff even shows how they had a lens flare guy off-camera with a powerful flashlight shining it into the lens. I would assume the ones in Looper aren't CG either. Anamorphic lenses flare easily and some filmmakers are fond of that streaky effect.
post #36 of 97
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Certainly not bad in that regard

Thanks Art. I will leave it in my queue.
post #37 of 97
Good flick but what was the stump chopping and fake cigarette smoking about? Going to have to watch it again.
post #38 of 97
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Good flick but what was the stump chopping and fake cigarette smoking about?
Nothing, actually....
post #39 of 97
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Nothing, actually....

ok. weird. i guess just something to give a little depth to the character.
post #40 of 97
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Originally Posted by Vico38 View Post

ok. weird. i guess just something to give a little depth to the character.
That she's frustrated?
We already knew that....
post #41 of 97
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That she's frustrated?
We already knew that....

Then it was something, actually...
post #42 of 97
Watched about 2/3s of this. Turned it off. Stupid.
post #43 of 97
Cool story.
post #44 of 97
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Good flick but what was the stump chopping and fake cigarette smoking about? .
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Pent up sexual energy later demonstrated when she takes it out on the main character If you watch, she is about to start masturbating then goes into his room and has sex then smokes

Art
Edited by Art Sonneborn - 1/3/13 at 1:42pm
post #45 of 97
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Watched about 2/3s of this. Turned it off. Stupid.

Bland hey
post #46 of 97
For those interested in more discussion of the CONTENT of Looper, here is a link to AVS's other forum:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1372810/looper-new-original-sci-fi-action-film/0_60
post #47 of 97
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I wonder if Sony will trump E1 like the Drive situation last year, I hope not
post #48 of 97
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I wonder if Sony will trump E1 like the Drive situation last year, I hope not

Same feelings here. About to ditch the UK Drive in favor of the US Drive
post #49 of 97
I bought the Czech digibook, quite pleased with that.
post #50 of 97
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I bought the Czech digibook, quite pleased with that.

Pix?
post #51 of 97
Now it's a Drive digibook, not Looper.

You can see it here, but for the love of Jeebus, mute it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0O6vkBrN2s
post #52 of 97
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Ah right!
post #53 of 97
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The lens flares in Star Trek were not CGI generated (except the ones in CGI scenes). I'm not sure where this notion originated since the making-of stuff even shows how they had a lens flare guy off-camera with a powerful flashlight shining it into the lens. I would assume the ones in Looper aren't CG either. Anamorphic lenses flare easily and some filmmakers are fond of that streaky effect.
I think the notion in Star Trek came from someone mentioning they were artificially created (which shining a flashlight at the lens when it isn't a prop in the scene with the intent of creating flares is artificially creating them). From there, it was likely assumed they were CG since you have to be loopy in the head to want to pay a guys to shine flashlights at your lens on a set.

Exactly how do you credit something like that? How do you describe that on your resume?

For what it's worth, the flares didn't bother me like they did in parts of Star Trek (and they only bothered me in the Star Fleet ship bridge scenes) and they definitely didn't bother me anywhere close to the way Super 8 did. In fact, there was only one scene where a flare really caught my attention. The rest mostly blended in for me. Maybe I'm becoming used to them or perhaps the flares actually made sense to be there in Looper and my mind dismissed them for that reason.
post #54 of 97
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

I think the notion in Star Trek came from someone mentioning they were artificially created (which shining a flashlight at the lens when it isn't a prop in the scene with the intent of creating flares is artificially creating them). From there, it was likely assumed they were CG since you have to be loopy in the head to want to pay a guys to shine flashlights at your lens on a set.
Exactly how do you credit something like that? How do you describe that on your resume?
For what it's worth, the flares didn't bother me like they did in parts of Star Trek (and they only bothered me in the Star Fleet ship bridge scenes) and they definitely didn't bother me anywhere close to the way Super 8 did. In fact, there was only one scene where a flare really caught my attention. The rest mostly blended in for me. Maybe I'm becoming used to them or perhaps the flares actually made sense to be there in Looper and my mind dismissed them for that reason.

Technically that would be a Key Grip's job
post #55 of 97
Fantastic movie, no doubt. But I'm gonna say it, the amount of lens flare used was borderline ridiculous. The fact that I noticed it meant it didn't blend in well and it did feel artificial in a number of spots. Way overused.
post #56 of 97
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But I'm gonna say it, the amount of lens flare used was borderline ridiculous. The fact that I noticed it meant it didn't blend in well and it did feel artificial in a number of spots. Way overused.
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Maybe I'm becoming used to them or perhaps the flares actually made sense to be there in Looper and my mind dismissed them for that reason.
Sadly, thanx to Abrams and his out-sized ego, I'll never get used to 'em.
This virus sweeping thru the ranks of current filmmakers is called ALFS: Abrams Lens Flair Syndrome
post #57 of 97
The lens flare only bothered me in the apartment when his friend was trying to hide out and the fridge was open.

The ending was a cheap cop out that broke what little logic there was to the time travel element. Liked it quite a bit up until then.
post #58 of 97
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The lens flare only bothered me in the apartment when his friend was trying to hide out and the fridge was open.
The ending was a cheap cop out that broke what little logic there was to the time travel element. Liked it quite a bit up until then.
There is a lot to like in this movie, but there are things wrong too.

FWIW, I give it a marginal "thumbs up."
Of course, it comes with the recommendation of turning you brain off....wink.gif
post #59 of 97
I really enjoyed this movie.

Don't want to create spoilers with my why, so :
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I think some of my enjoyment of the film was linked to my being a new father and having a 1 yr old at home. The whole thought of how a child's upbringing could create a different and better future for not just him but a greater amount of people just hit home with me. That, and I like turning off my brain for a good futuristic scyfi flick, involving time travel, telekenisis and motorcycles with turbine engines. biggrin.gif
post #60 of 97
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

There is a lot to like in this movie, but there are things wrong too.
FWIW, I give it a marginal "thumbs up."
Of course, it comes with the recommendation of turning you brain off....wink.gif
I basically agree with you. What's frustrating is that for a pretty good portion of the flick, it actually seems like one you can keep your brain engaged for.

Overall, I enjoyed it, despite the child and the ending.
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