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Started by Thomas, February 26, 2020, 11:26:49 AM
Quote from: Poobum on May 25, 2022, 04:44:20 PMKnowing nothing about the filming process, how is it that these modern films make it so obvious that your watching actors on a set? Everything is so lifeless, with the acting so "punctuated" for lack of a better word.
QuoteThey talk about "improvisation." That's one of the silliest words that's used in the motion picture industry. What the hell do they think a director does? How do you expect that we can go out with a story that's written up in a room, go out to the location, and do it verbatim? I have never found a writer who could imagine a thing so that you can do it like that. And somebody started saying it's "improvising." Well, I wish you could see some pictures that are not improvised—where they send them out and say, "We don't want you to change a word or a scene or anything." We have a scene that we're going to do: I'm interested first in the action and next in the words they speak. If I can't make the action good, I don't use the words. If I want something to happen in a hurry, I can't have a man stop and read a line coming in. I let him run on through yelling something. I must change to fit the action because, after all, it's a motion picture. Some of the stuff that's handed to you on paper is perfectly good to read, but it isn't any good on the set. [Hawks on another occasion put this point even more forcefully, telling me, "If it reads good, it won't play good."]Leo McCarey, whom you regarded highly, was one of the loosest of all Hollywood directors. He would literally make up whole scenes on the set. How do you feel be managed to do that?You say "one of the loosest"—I think all the good ones are loose. None of them made a scene until they thought it was any good. I watched Leo McCarey sit on a set all morning and never do a scene. Then he'd do four hours' work in the afternoon. Directors are storytellers. If we can't change something, we're no good. Because you're not trying to photograph a budget or a cost sheet. You're trying to make a scene that's going to be good, the best you know how. If you don't, it's your own damn fault.
Quote from: Kelvin on May 30, 2022, 10:02:43 PM4) Nothing ever shows dinosaurs acting like animals.
Quote from: notjosh on May 31, 2022, 08:22:10 AMAttenborough's just done a new Walking with Dinosaurs type thing which ought to scratch that itch:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prehistoric_Planet
Quote from: idunnosomename on May 31, 2022, 09:58:56 AMAfter the tease of the big pile of shit in the first film we've never seen a dinosaur excreting have we.Have these people ever been to a zoo or a farm? The thing about big animals is there's always great big torrents of piss shooting out of them or lumps of crap dropping out their arse. Jurassic Park would just be that times a hundred
Quote from: Replies From View on May 31, 2022, 11:50:19 AMI do remember Attenborough saying about 15 years ago that he would never lend his voice to such a project though. He said he didn't want anyone to see his nature programmes and assume all the incredible creatures and landscapes were fake by association. Which is a fair enough concern, I think.Walking With Dinosaurs did present its imagery as if it was real nature footage however. Maybe Prehistoric Planet is different in that regard.
Quote from: Thomas on May 25, 2022, 12:59:18 PMThe lifeblood of this Marvelised super-sequel will be nostalgia - like an enthusiastic cuckold in a specialist video, it willfully invites us to look back to the original film. But when you do, you find that it's full of incomparable charm and spirit and a really absorbing naturalism. Very distracting, Just look at the originator of the above scene:Feels and sounds real, looks great, thoroughly dynamic.
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