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DTheater Snow Falling on Cedars is the best cinematography I've seen in my home. This is a relatively dark movie and you may need a CRT PJ to get all that it can be but I think it was just spectacular ! Some of the scenes with deep fog or distant mountains against the water are beyond my vocabulary. I do wish we had more DTheater or HDDVD but if you love visuals get this tape.It was a good movie and it's slow nature went perfectly with the way it was filmed.



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Greak book. Grea film. WIsh the D-Theater wasn't so darn expensive. MCA's pricing model is all wrong.
 

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so, so jealous. indeed, one of the most impressive pieces of cinematrography i've seen on film/dvd. glad to hear it looks so good on dvhs. if only i wasn't waiting it out for hd-dvd. life can be cruel sometimes.
 

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Wretched bore of a film that I wouldn't take for free nor waste two precious more hours of viewing time with. Sorry.
 

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I confess I fell asleep trying to watch this one. . . but on the bright side I probably dreamed of beautiful scenery. :) Rotten Tomatoes rates it rotten.
 

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Art:


Good cinematography? Perhaps. Great? No way. Nominated for an Oscar which says something in itself, but was a bridesmaid to American Beauty.


Here is a list of really great cinematography achievement according to Iron Mike:


Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (Gregg Toland)

Orson Welles' Touch of Evil (Russell Metty)

David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia (Freddie Young)

Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (Akasazu Nakai)

Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (Vittorio Storaro)

Roman Polanski's Chinatown (John Alonzo)

Terence Malick's Days of Heaven (Nestor Almendros)
 

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Mike,

As you may have noted from a lot of my posts I'm still oohing and ahhing about HD. I don't even know if I would ever watch Snow Falling on Cedars on DVD but sitting in my front row with image quality like this with this kind of advantages taken of the format , I can't get it out of my mind. Let me know when Touch of Evil , Citizen Kane, or Lawrence of Arabia appears in HD and near perfection in transfer quality and I'm sure I'll agree with you but for now ,this is just a stunningly beautiful piece that looks like film and nearly makes one feel like one is there.


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Mike,

As you may have noted from a lot of my posts I'm still oohing and ahhing about HD. I don't even know if I would ever watch Snow Falling on Cedars on DVD but sitting in my front row with image quality like this with this kind of advantages taken of the format , I can't get it out of my mind. Let me know when Touch of Evil , Citizen Kane, or Lawrence of Arabia appears in HD and near perfection in transfer quality and I'm sure I'll agree with you but for now ,this is just a stunningly beautiful piece that looks like film and nearly makes one feel like one is there.


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Hi Art:


Well, I thought you were referring to the film's place in cinematography lore , not how it stacks up as a DTheater tape vs. DVDs. Pound for pound, apples for apples, film to film -- it is a nice piece of imagery, but I still believe it falls short of the truly innovative and searing images created by some of the past masters.
 

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very good movie.

i was impressed with the cinematography on the dvd.

i've only seen the film once, a couple of years ago, but some of the images still linger in my head.

i was tempted to buy the disc several times, but i honestly don't think i would pull it out that often, and i already have too much material i don't watch hogging the shelves.



kind of an old fashioned film, where the filmmakers don't feel the need to be 'entertaining' in every scene.

everything serves the story, and the story unfolds at pace aappropriate to the mood & dilemna of the lead character.


its the absence of more prerecorded titles like this that leave me uninterested in the D-VHS format.
 

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I do not recommend this film to any man who has ever had his heart ripped apart by a Japanese woman. ;)
 

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I watched the Dthreater tape tonight.

I thought it was a beautifully made move and I do not think I would have found it except fot the lack of selection in Dtheater. Many of the scenes show the subtile detail that the DVHS is capable of capturing.


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