The time has FINALLY come...  

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
3114 posts
5/20/2005 3:59 pm

Last Read:
3/5/2006 9:27 pm

The time has FINALLY come...

Well it is out finally, the last installment of Star Wars. I am going to wait to see it probably Monday or so because I don'’ like large crowds of people. Yeah, I have a pretty harsh social anxiety.

Star Wars amazes me because the code of the Jedi is much like the code of the Samurai. George Lucas used the Japanese code as well as the knightly code to make a very interesting saga.

I really hate what has happened to them though, not just Star Wars, but a lot of modern movies in general. There are too many dam* special effects!

The Original movies were mostly done on “real” sets, where as the newer ones are all done on computers and really limit the quality the actors can produce. A set gives you something to react to, where, as a “blue screen” (computer graphic) does not.

I never read the Lord of the Rings till I saw the first movie. I am still so amazed by the movies! They were very graphic and yet not graphic. It steered away from the gore that a lot of other epic movies have in them. I love them all, but Peter Jackson really made history with the miniatures that he used and has set a new type of movie making in place. The technology is really not that advanced or new, it is actually been done for a long time. However, ever since Star Wars, a lot of moviemakers went to doing everything special effects like Lucas does. While much of it is good, it leaves a lot to be desired as well.

I guess I am just a fan of art and I do not really consider doing everything by computer graphics to be “real art”. There is a level of pride that hand crafted art has that computer generated art lacks.

How do others feel about this matter? I am not really asking about movie preferences, but more the artistic aspects within them. We won’t even address the whole “what is better, the books or the movies?” To me, the books because we all see different things and reading allows our imaginations to really go wild in our own unique ways. A lot of movies do not stay more then maybe 70% to the books. Plus it paints the picture for you visually and that removes much of the unique imagination aspects. Don’t get me wrong, I love movies more then I can express, but nothing beats a book!


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/20/2005 11:12 pm

mystic reality is it's cheaper the cost of complete sets iisn't always worth the $$$$

WyvernRose


LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
5/20/2005 7:57 pm

I appreciate that. I have seen some long previews and stuff, but it will be a few days before i see it in length. I am sure it will make an interesting conversation though.


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
5/20/2005 7:03 pm

I just got back from the dang movie....but I will wait until you have seen it to talk about it with ya.


LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
5/20/2005 6:40 pm

My roomate (Sisters boyfriend) has a degree with computer imaging and graphics. He hates how much modern movies only uses these graphics and personally prefers sets and such.


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/20/2005 5:35 pm

you also have to consider the costs involved in trying to pull off the same impact with 'sets'

The entire reason George Lucas hasn't made these episodes before now is because the technology didn't exist to achieve the desired impact/impression

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/20/2005 5:34 pm

Well blue screen or stage, one isn't better than the other as too results but you can acheive alot more with a blue screen, I think it is more a reflection of the actors abilities as to wether or not they sucessfully pull it off!

You don't know how to create Computer generated images and effects do you?

learn you might feel differently...

WyvernRose


Become a member to create a blog