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(New Musical Express)   Casting for the new Star Wars film is almost complete, and some filming has already begun, though the lensflares won't be added until principal photography is wrapped up   (nme.com ) divider line
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2014-04-06 05:09:49 PM  
Ha! A joke about lens flare. No one has ever done that before! Give me a second while I catch my breath.
 
2014-04-06 05:27:15 PM  
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So

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And of course huge servings of:

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2014-04-06 05:29:55 PM  
Who plays Jar Jar?
 
2014-04-06 05:45:04 PM  
www-deadline-com.vimg.net

Photoshop To-Do

1. Dress Ford as Solo

2. Replace Spielberg with Mickey
 
2014-04-06 05:46:13 PM  
I don't get the lens flare issue.  I've watched most of JJ Abrams movies and never really noticed them.
 
2014-04-06 05:55:25 PM  
When it came to the script, Horn admitted there had been problems with getting it right, adding: "It's all about the screenplay. It has to be screenplay, screenplay, screenplay, " going on to say that he currently happy with the redrafted script, which has been co-written by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams, following an early draft by Michael Arndt. Kasdan has co-written two films in the series already, The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi.

Personally, I like the JJ Abrams films I've seen. I'm not a huge fanboy, but I liked both Super 8 and Star Trek and I think he's the closest director today to early Spielberg or Robert Zemeckis. And this sounds really promising if they're putting the story as the highest priority.
 
2014-04-06 05:57:49 PM  

Czechzican: I don't get the lens flare issue.  I've watched most of JJ Abrams movies and never really noticed them.


Abrams himself even admits he has a problem with lens flare

"This is how stupid it was," said Abrams. "I actually had to use Industrial Light & Magic to remove lens flare in a couple of shots, which is, I know, moronic. But I think admitting you're an addict is the first step towards recovery."
 
2014-04-06 05:58:05 PM  

Summoner101: Who plays Jar Jar?


Justin Bieber
 
2014-04-06 06:00:46 PM  

Czechzican: I don't get the lens flare issue.  I've watched most of JJ Abrams movies and never really noticed them.


I suppose it's one of those things where you don't notice it until you do, and once you do, your eyes fixate and you can't concentrate on anything else.
I speculate it's not that JJ Abrams has a fetish for lens flare so much as he's just an extremely lazy post-production guy.  So it's not supposed to be visible, but its usage is chronic.  Camera visible in a panel reflection?  Cover it up with lens flare.  Just a guess, but I offer it as an Occam's Razor explanation.

Yes the guy is successful, but Wonder bread is also successful.  People consume it without thinking.  That's success of sorts, but not really the sort of legacy I'd care for.

But it'll still be a million times better than the prequels, so there's that.
 
2014-04-06 06:01:09 PM  

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Star Wars:

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So

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And of course huge servings of:

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2014-04-06 06:02:37 PM  
i61.tinypic.com
 
2014-04-06 06:04:01 PM  
Dufus:

Oooooo... Shiny...
 
2014-04-06 06:06:27 PM  
So far, Girls Adam Driver, Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong'o and Zac Efron have been linked to various roles

Darth Otter.

/no hanging fruit like low hanging fruit
 
2014-04-06 06:27:59 PM  

Czechzican: I don't get the lens flare issue.  I've watched most of JJ Abrams movies and never really noticed them.


Even the Star Trek movies? In some scenes the flare obscures the entire shot.
 
2014-04-06 06:39:37 PM  

dragonchild: Czechzican: I don't get the lens flare issue.  I've watched most of JJ Abrams movies and never really noticed them.

I suppose it's one of those things where you don't notice it until you do, and once you do, your eyes fixate and you can't concentrate on anything else.
I speculate it's not that JJ Abrams has a fetish for lens flare so much as he's just an extremely lazy post-production guy.  So it's not supposed to be visible, but its usage is chronic.  Camera visible in a panel reflection?  Cover it up with lens flare.  Just a guess, but I offer it as an Occam's Razor explanation.

Yes the guy is successful, but Wonder bread is also successful.  People consume it without thinking.  That's success of sorts, but not really the sort of legacy I'd care for.

But it'll still be a million times better than the prequels, so there's that.


Wonder Bread went bankrupt.
 
2014-04-06 07:04:50 PM  
Leave it to Lawrence Kasdan, alone. He wrote Empire and Raiders. He doesn't need input from JJ. He's got this.
 
2014-04-06 07:12:40 PM  
I went to the Philly Pops the other night and caught "The Music of John Williams". It wuz cool hearing the Star Wars theme live from a full orchestra. The 501st legion showed up, wearing various Star wars costumes. At one point, Darth Vader showed up on stage, force choked the conductor off the podium, and took over conducting the Imperial March. The whole thing was like a high class Comic-Con....
 
2014-04-06 07:13:54 PM  

dragonchild: I suppose it's one of those things where you don't notice it until you do, and once you do, your eyes fixate and you can't concentrate on anything else.


The lens flares doesn't bother me as much as the annoying, obtrusive GLARE in the forefront of every shot.

filmonic.com

What the fark is that? What am I watching? Am I viewing the movie through an angled pane of glass or something? Seriously, why use this technique? What does it add to the film? Who asked for this? Did test audiences see a pre-screening and write in their questionnaire "you know what would be really great? If there were streaks and glares all over the place making people and things difficult to see. We want more of that in our movies."
 
2014-04-06 07:18:05 PM  

Ishkur: dragonchild: I suppose it's one of those things where you don't notice it until you do, and once you do, your eyes fixate and you can't concentrate on anything else.

The lens flares doesn't bother me as much as the annoying, obtrusive GLARE in the forefront of every shot.

What the fark is that? What am I watching? Am I viewing the movie through an angled pane of glass or something? Seriously, why use this technique? What does it add to the film? Who asked for this? Did test audiences see a pre-screening and write in their questionnaire "you know what would be really great? If there were streaks and glares all over the place making people and things difficult to see. We want more of that in our movies."


Yes. I was there. It's exactly what I wrote on my comment card.
 
2014-04-06 07:20:57 PM  

Ishkur: dragonchild: I suppose it's one of those things where you don't notice it until you do, and once you do, your eyes fixate and you can't concentrate on anything else.

The lens flares doesn't bother me as much as the annoying, obtrusive GLARE in the forefront of every shot.

[filmonic.com image 500x212]

What the fark is that? What am I watching? Am I viewing the movie through an angled pane of glass or something? Seriously, why use this technique? What does it add to the film? Who asked for this? Did test audiences see a pre-screening and write in their questionnaire "you know what would be really great? If there were streaks and glares all over the place making people and things difficult to see. We want more of that in our movies."


Probably the same test audience that tells so many modern action movie directors "It's too easy to see what's going on in the action sequences, so could you use more shaky-cam?"
 
2014-04-06 07:21:53 PM  

dragonchild: Czechzican: I don't get the lens flare issue.  I've watched most of JJ Abrams movies and never really noticed them.

I suppose it's one of those things where you don't notice it until you do, and once you do, your eyes fixate and you can't concentrate on anything else.
I speculate it's not that JJ Abrams has a fetish for lens flare so much as he's just an extremely lazy post-production guy.  So it's not supposed to be visible, but its usage is chronic.  Camera visible in a panel reflection?  Cover it up with lens flare.  Just a guess, but I offer it as an Occam's Razor explanation.

Yes the guy is successful, but Wonder bread is also successful.  People consume it without thinking.  That's success of sorts, but not really the sort of legacy I'd care for.

But it'll still be a million times better than the prequels, so there's that.


Abrams isn't remotely lazy. He was adding lens flare to digital shots that didn't have any.
 
2014-04-06 07:23:58 PM  

Trocadero: Wonder Bread went bankrupt.


Well?

Neeek: Abrams isn't remotely lazy. He was adding lens flare to digital shots that didn't have any.


I stand corrected. Carry on.
 
2014-04-06 07:29:26 PM  

Ishkur: dragonchild: I suppose it's one of those things where you don't notice it until you do, and once you do, your eyes fixate and you can't concentrate on anything else.

The lens flares doesn't bother me as much as the annoying, obtrusive GLARE in the forefront of every shot.

[filmonic.com image 500x212]

What the fark is that? What am I watching? Am I viewing the movie through an angled pane of glass or something? Seriously, why use this technique? What does it add to the film? Who asked for this? Did test audiences see a pre-screening and write in their questionnaire "you know what would be really great? If there were streaks and glares all over the place making people and things difficult to see. We want more of that in our movies."


The future is just highly reflective.
 
2014-04-06 08:02:30 PM  
Ill watch it.
 
2014-04-06 08:06:38 PM  

fusillade762: The future is just highly reflective.


My wife says I've got the albedo of a man half my age.
 
2014-04-06 08:45:57 PM  

Teufelaffe: Probably the same test audience that tells so many modern action movie directors "It's too easy to see what's going on in the action sequences, so could you use more shaky-cam?"


THIS.  He can use all the lens flares he wants as long as he puts his farking cameras on farking tripods.  The shaky-cam in the first star trek movie completely took me out of it.  The bar conversation between Kirk and Pike was especially awful because of it.  It was almost as bad as Ridley Scott's camera zooming in and out and in and out during the final action scene of GI Jane.
 
2014-04-06 09:23:09 PM  
Uhuhhuhhuh.  Look at me. I am cool because I make fun of JJ Abrams. Look at me because I make fun of his directing, editing, fx and post prod.  Look at me because I have an internet connection and can make fun of people. Look at me. Look at me. Look at me!!!


I like his movies. My son and I liked 8mm a lot. It's one of our fav movies because it was fun. I like his story telling style and I think the new SW movie might be good. I was not 100% on "Into Farkness", but holy hell, it's better than 90% of earlier Trek movies. But I am going STFU because I have not seen the movie, an early draft, or even the full casting.

So basically, I know when I dont have a freaking clue about what I am talking about and I shut up.
 
2014-04-06 09:25:53 PM  
I have a bad feeling about this.
 
2014-04-06 09:27:16 PM  

paulleah: Uhuhhuhhuh.  Look at me. I am cool because I make fun of JJ Abrams. Look at me because I make fun of his directing, editing, fx and post prod.  Look at me because I have an internet connection and can make fun of people. Look at me. Look at me. Look at me!!!


I like his movies. My son and I liked 8mm a lot. It's one of our fav movies because it was fun. I like his story telling style and I think the new SW movie might be good. I was not 100% on "Into Farkness", but holy hell, it's better than 90% of earlier Trek movies. But I am going STFU because I have not seen the movie, an early draft, or even the full casting.

So basically, I know when I dont have a freaking clue about what I am talking about and I shut up.


That's cool and all, but if everyone stopped wild speculation and talking out of their asses, the internet would pretty much have to shut down.
 
2014-04-06 09:30:31 PM  
What the f is the Internet?
 
2014-04-06 09:32:30 PM  

paulleah: Uhuhhuhhuh.  Look at me. I am cool because I make fun of JJ Abrams. Look at me because I make fun of his directing, editing, fx and post prod.  Look at me because I have an internet connection and can make fun of people. Look at me. Look at me. Look at me!!!


So no one on the internet can have opinions without someone else getting their vagina sore about it. K.
 
2014-04-06 09:34:47 PM  
Fact: Disney bought Marvel Studios and everyone whined that Disney would "ruin" it.

Fact: Marvel Studios then proceeded to release Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, both of which are known to be some of the best movies in their genres, and winning HUGE box office while breaking records.

Fact: Disney bought Star Wars and everyone whined that Disney would "ruin" it...
 
2014-04-06 09:47:06 PM  

Nix Nightbird: Fact: Disney bought Marvel Studios and everyone whined that Disney would "ruin" it.

Fact: Marvel Studios then proceeded to release Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, both of which are known to be some of the best movies in their genres, and winning HUGE box office while breaking records.

Fact: Disney bought Star Wars and everyone whined that Disney would "ruin" it...


This.
 
2014-04-06 10:00:42 PM  

Nix Nightbird: Fact: Disney bought Marvel Studios and everyone whined that Disney would "ruin" it.

Fact: Marvel Studios then proceeded to release Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, both of which are known to be some of the best movies in their genres, and winning HUGE box office while breaking records.

Fact: Disney bought Star Wars and everyone whined that Disney would "ruin" it...


Fact: Disney bought Pixar, and not only has the quality stayed pretty consistent, but the Disney Animation movies went from that horrible Chicken Little movie that looked like it was animated by first year students, to Tangled, Wreck-It-Ralph, and Frozen quality movies.
 
2014-04-06 10:07:22 PM  
Who will be back from the original trilogy???

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EVERYOOOOONE!!!!!!
 
2014-04-06 10:10:49 PM  

Nix Nightbird: Fact: Disney bought Marvel Studios and everyone whined that Disney would "ruin" it.


They did? Didn't notice that. I don't give a shiat about Disney buying Star Wars, I would just prefer they leave the writing to Lawrence Kasden and keep it away from the three hacks that JJ uses for everything else. Then he can put all the lens flares in it he likes, I don't care.
 
2014-04-06 10:18:01 PM  

Neeek: Abrams isn't remotely lazy. He was adding lens flare to digital shots that didn't have any.


Here he is right in on the action pointing a spot-light into the camera for some classic old-school lens flare:

fstoppers.com
 
2014-04-06 10:25:00 PM  
www.etonline.com

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to cheeseburgers. Cheeseburgers leads to cigarette butts.
 
2014-04-06 10:52:35 PM  

Mugato: paulleah: Uhuhhuhhuh.  Look at me. I am cool because I make fun of JJ Abrams. Look at me because I make fun of his directing, editing, fx and post prod.  Look at me because I have an internet connection and can make fun of people. Look at me. Look at me. Look at me!!!

So no one on the internet can have opinions without someone else getting their vagina sore about it. K.


It seems to be rampant these days.
 
2014-04-06 10:57:12 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Nix Nightbird: Fact: Disney bought Marvel Studios and everyone whined that Disney would "ruin" it.

Fact: Marvel Studios then proceeded to release Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, both of which are known to be some of the best movies in their genres, and winning HUGE box office while breaking records.

Fact: Disney bought Star Wars and everyone whined that Disney would "ruin" it...

Fact: Disney bought Pixar, and not only has the quality stayed pretty consistent, but the Disney Animation movies went from that horrible Chicken Little movie that looked like it was animated by first year students, to Tangled, Wreck-It-Ralph, and Frozen quality movies.


I think the Disney-bashing is a (well-deserved) holdover from the Michael Eisner era when he ordered a million straight-to-video work like Little Mermaid 5: The Cloaca of Blood and Lion King 7: Return to Atlantic City. But Eisner-less Disney has been more-or-less... not too bad... on the whole this past decade.
 
2014-04-06 11:04:11 PM  

Aboleth: Mad_Radhu: Nix Nightbird: Fact: Disney bought Marvel Studios and everyone whined that Disney would "ruin" it.

Fact: Marvel Studios then proceeded to release Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, both of which are known to be some of the best movies in their genres, and winning HUGE box office while breaking records.

Fact: Disney bought Star Wars and everyone whined that Disney would "ruin" it...

Fact: Disney bought Pixar, and not only has the quality stayed pretty consistent, but the Disney Animation movies went from that horrible Chicken Little movie that looked like it was animated by first year students, to Tangled, Wreck-It-Ralph, and Frozen quality movies.

I think the Disney-bashing is a (well-deserved) holdover from the Michael Eisner era when he ordered a million straight-to-video work like Little Mermaid 5: The Cloaca of Blood and Lion King 7: Return to Atlantic City. But Eisner-less Disney has been more-or-less... not too bad... on the whole this past decade.


I know. And all the anti-Eisner guys still there have no trouble saying the same thing.
 
2014-04-06 11:07:06 PM  

Aboleth: I think the Disney-bashing is a (well-deserved) holdover from the Michael Eisner era when he ordered a million straight-to-video work like Little Mermaid 5: The Cloaca of Blood and Lion King 7: Return to Atlantic City. But Eisner-less Disney has been more-or-less... not too bad... on the whole this past decade.


Actually, whatever Eisner did in his later years, he saved Disney when he first showed up.
 
2014-04-06 11:17:58 PM  
Anyone wanna bet there will be no lens flare in Star Wars VII? If anything JJ is going for the look and feel of the original trilogy. They're even shooting the movie on Panavision film cameras for crying out loud. It's all gonna boil down to the story and the script. Disney buying Star Wars is the BEST thing that has happened to the Franchise since Jedi.
 
2014-04-06 11:48:12 PM  

Nix Nightbird: Fact: Disney bought Marvel Studios and everyone whined that Disney would "ruin" it.


Nonsense. No one said that.

Disney can't possibly ruin Star Wars any more than George Lucas has. I used to be a huge Star Wars fan. I personally don't care about the new movies. Maybe I'll catch them on bittorrent Netflicks someday. That's how bad Lucas cratered his own franchise.
 
2014-04-06 11:49:16 PM  

chewielouie: Anyone wanna bet there will be no lens flare in Star Wars VII? If anything JJ is going for the look and feel of the original trilogy. They're even shooting the movie on Panavision film cameras for crying out loud. It's all gonna boil down to the story and the script. Disney buying Star Wars is the BEST thing that has happened to the Franchise since Jedi.


And I think (hope) with Lucas mostly out of the picture that they can go back and learn from the mistakes of the prequel trilogy.
 
2014-04-06 11:59:22 PM  
Fingers crossed for William Shatner.
 
2014-04-07 12:01:27 AM  

Benjamin Stone: And I think (hope) with Lucas mostly out of the picture that they can go back and learn from the mistakes of the prequel trilogy.


Yeah, because the new Star Trek didn't do anything that the Star Wars prequels were accused of, like making caricatures out of the original characters, over using CGI, writing stories full of plot holes, etc
 
2014-04-07 12:10:34 AM  

Aboleth: Mad_Radhu: Nix Nightbird: Fact: Disney bought Marvel Studios and everyone whined that Disney would "ruin" it.

Fact: Marvel Studios then proceeded to release Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, both of which are known to be some of the best movies in their genres, and winning HUGE box office while breaking records.

Fact: Disney bought Star Wars and everyone whined that Disney would "ruin" it...

Fact: Disney bought Pixar, and not only has the quality stayed pretty consistent, but the Disney Animation movies went from that horrible Chicken Little movie that looked like it was animated by first year students, to Tangled, Wreck-It-Ralph, and Frozen quality movies.

I think the Disney-bashing is a (well-deserved) holdover from the Michael Eisner era when he ordered a million straight-to-video work like Little Mermaid 5: The Cloaca of Blood and Lion King 7: Return to Atlantic City. But Eisner-less Disney has been more-or-less... not too bad... on the whole this past decade.


There's a very interesting story about how Roy Disney rallied people to help oust Michael Eisner from his position after Roy realized how terrible the man was for Disney and for reasons you mention.
 
2014-04-07 12:31:47 AM  

paulleah: What the f is the Internet?


it's a series of tubes filled with porn and cats, but thats not important right now ...
 
2014-04-07 01:24:44 AM  
The Star Wars prequels weren't that bad... The worst part was actually the dialog, which was especially wooden in Attack of the Clones. The overall story was pretty good - no worse than the original trilogy. Anakin Skywalker was incredibly whiny, but that served into the storyline quite a bit: turning from an unappreciative, arrogant apprentice to an angry, fearful & hateful nemesis. I still didn't like that he was whiny, but that was more on Lucas than the actor - that's how he wanted him portrayed.

There are actually a lot of positive messages throughout all of the movies... Some of the concepts are actually really cool: such as being mindful of thoughts, choosing thoughts wisely, using the force, communicating with those that have crossed over, the importance of seeing all beings as equals and not feeling better than anyone else. These are really cool ideas and concepts to pass on to the younger generations. Star Wars has a lot of metaphysics mixed in with the story line. I dig it a lot.

I'm sure Abrams has the intelligence and vision to carry the story forward effectively, and I will be in the theater when the new movies come out.
 
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