Author Topic: Logan  (Read 6122 times)

Re: Logan
« Reply #150 on: May 18, 2017, 02:35:49 pm »
Logan Noir was a pleasant surprise to find with the digital version.
It looks great. Obviously not a totally different film but it worth watching.

Re: Logan
« Reply #151 on: May 18, 2017, 03:25:38 pm »
What is the difference then? Just that a colour version already exists?

Dr Rock

  • nothing more then Busy Foolish and totally idiot.
Re: Logan
« Reply #152 on: May 18, 2017, 03:31:19 pm »
I hope they release a silent version next. Even more arty! And I have no idea how to watch it this way unless I buy such an version.

QDRPHNC

  • Golden Member
  • *****
  • "A soupçon of pizzazz."
Re: Logan
« Reply #153 on: May 18, 2017, 03:43:15 pm »
Psuedo-sophisticated shite for adults who refuse to grow up.

I thought it was ok, actually.

Kelvin

  • Bowser's Top Magikoopa
  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • We kept our willies in their cottony caves
Re: Logan
« Reply #154 on: May 18, 2017, 03:44:56 pm »
What is the difference then? Just that a colour version already exists?

I can't speak for others, but to me it just feels like a gimmick to give the film more artistic credibility, and play off the existing, justifiable belief that it's a more mature sort of superhero film. I don't feel like there's any artistic, stylistic or thematic reason to make it black and white, beyond the narrative that it's a "serious" film. With other black and white films, it's usually done to evoke a time period, a theme, a genre, or because the film was specifically designed to make interesting use of colour, shadows and tone.   

Re: Logan
« Reply #155 on: May 18, 2017, 03:47:33 pm »
Isn't it the director's choice to do this though, rather than marketers or studio bods? I imagine he is doing it for stylistic or thematic reasons. Obviously it wasn't released initially in black and white because it would have made a fraction of the money, or that would have been a studio concern, so maybe he is doing it the way he originally intended, like Miller and Fury Road

Kelvin

  • Bowser's Top Magikoopa
  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • We kept our willies in their cottony caves
Re: Logan
« Reply #156 on: May 18, 2017, 03:52:13 pm »
Isn't it the director's choice to do this though, rather than marketers or studio bods? I imagine he is doing it for stylistic or thematic reasons. Obviously it wasn't released initially in black and white because it would have made a fraction of the money, or that would have been a studio concern, so maybe he is doing it the way he originally intended, like Miller and Fury Road

It being the director's choice doesn't mean it's more necessary or less pretentious, though. I don't actually care about them doing it. Fill your boots. I just don't think there's any need for it, beyond the most superficial of reasons.     

QDRPHNC

  • Golden Member
  • *****
  • "A soupçon of pizzazz."
Re: Logan
« Reply #157 on: May 18, 2017, 03:52:50 pm »
Image > Adjustments > Black and White > Preset > MAXIMUM BLACK

Re: Logan
« Reply #158 on: May 18, 2017, 04:06:29 pm »
What Kelvin said.

Even the name is wrong - It's not film noir, it's a western (Wolverine is William Munny, with claws instead of guns). Black & white worked for The Mist, because that was harking back to old sci-fi B-movies, not widescreen Technicolour epics. More to the point, when the central point of the film is how unpleasant all the gory violence is, it's going to lose some of its impact without colour.

momatt

  • PAPERCLIPS!
    • instagram.com/m0matt
Re: Logan
« Reply #159 on: May 18, 2017, 05:07:59 pm »
It's like how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black.

Re: Logan
« Reply #160 on: May 19, 2017, 11:43:53 pm »
What is the difference then? Just that a colour version already exists?

Really, don't expect a huge difference. It's still a great film (still one of the year's best, for me)
Losing the colour accentuates the lighting.

Would be good if he went the whole hog and went silent.

Worth mentioning this http://extension765.com/soderblogh/18-raiders
Steven Sodbergh transforms Raiders Of The Lost Ark into a silent b/w film with a Trent Reznor soundtrack

QDRPHNC

  • Golden Member
  • *****
  • "A soupçon of pizzazz."
Re: Logan
« Reply #161 on: May 20, 2017, 03:15:58 am »
Really, don't expect a huge difference. It's still a great film (still one of the year's best, for me)
Losing the colour accentuates the lighting.

Would be good if he went the whole hog and went silent.

Worth mentioning this http://extension765.com/soderblogh/18-raiders
Steven Sodbergh transforms Raiders Of The Lost Ark into a silent b/w film with a Trent Reznor soundtrack

Fucking hell, that's brilliant!

Re: Logan
« Reply #162 on: May 21, 2017, 05:25:49 am »
It's one of my favourite finds and I'm surprised it's not more well-known.
(I'm also frustrated at not being able to download it)


Re: Logan
« Reply #163 on: May 21, 2017, 12:43:33 pm »
It's one of my favourite finds and I'm surprised it's not more well-known.
(I'm also frustrated at not being able to download it)
May be able to help, have PM'd you.

biggytitbo

  • WHAT ABOUT THE GODDAM JAFFA CAKES ASSWIPE
    • theunredacted
Re: Logan
« Reply #164 on: May 21, 2017, 12:55:49 pm »
Fucking hell, that's brilliant!


It's a very interesting experiment and I had my own go at it by overlaying the color from the Spielberg version and recutting the original soundtrack back on. The results are even better imho.