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Started by Dr Rock, June 17, 2022, 10:44:34 AM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on June 17, 2022, 11:18:20 PMThe 80's neo noirs sort of worked out how to use contrast and a lot of blue-filter to imply darkness and other colours and light to make them wonderful, but Chinatown is like a well lit 70's film but with old shit in place. Don't like it.
Quote from: Blumf on June 18, 2022, 01:54:18 AMHave you tried The Long Goodbye?
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on June 18, 2022, 02:01:52 AMYeah, love it, got that on bluray as it happens, but it intentionally apes the genre, I think it's also, cinematographically speaking, more drab; Chinatown feels overexposed by comparison.
Quote from: Dr Rock on June 17, 2022, 10:44:34 AMhaving just watched Buffalo'66 for the fifth time
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on June 23, 2022, 12:14:53 PMAlso, Johnny Mnemonic is better than Speed.
Quote from: Blumf on June 18, 2022, 02:35:24 AMI suppose another comparison would be with Farewell, My Lovely, which seems to be a pretty trad take on noir, just with 70s colour stock. Not a masterpiece by any stretch, mind.
QuoteLumet and cinematographer Owen Roizman worked out a complicated lighting scheme that in Lumet's words would "corrupt the camera". Lumet recalled: "We started with an almost naturalistic look. For the first scene between Peter Finch and Bill Holden, on Sixth Avenue at night, we added only enough light to get an exposure. As the movie progressed, camera setups became more rigid, more formal. The lighting became more and more artificial. The next-to-final scene—where Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, and the three network gray suits decide to kill Peter Finch—is lit like a commercial. The camera setups are static and framed like still pictures. The camera had also become a victim of television."
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on June 23, 2022, 12:14:53 PMJohnny Mnemonic is better than Speed.
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on June 18, 2022, 10:13:36 AMAnyway, Mona Lisa is better than The Long Good Friday.
Quote from: Blumf on June 23, 2022, 10:49:30 PMThe Thirteenth Floor is better than The Matrix
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on June 24, 2022, 12:05:46 AMI don't think it's a fault with 70's stock in general
QuoteThe Killing of a Chinese Bookie - contrast and colour works well even though I think in some of the club scenes it's basically just red and black and very grainy, wonderful still.
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on June 24, 2022, 12:11:26 AMHave you seen the 70's German tv serial World on a Wire that it was based off of? Cyberpunk before it existed and very gritty in a typical German way plus really grainy 16mm
Quote from: monkfromhavana on June 26, 2022, 04:57:23 PMIron Eagle bodies Top Gun.
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