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(Deadline)   Kate Winslet reunites with 'Titanic' director James Cameron and is so happy she just blue herself   ( deadline.com) divider line
    More: Followup, ongoing Avatar adventure, global juggernaut Titanic, Cameron's Avatar, opposite Idris Elba, Star, Sequel, Reader Oscar winner, Kate Winslet  
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2017-10-04 08:36:24 AM  
12 votes:
"Draw me like one of your Na'vi girls, Ja'ku..."

Maybe it's just me, but Dances with Smurfs was only successful because it was the first movie to use the new 3D technology. The story wasn't anything special and it certainly hasn't aged well.
2017-10-04 02:32:33 PM  
3 votes:

meera's frog spear: Fano: Oh, I remember the days on Fark when 3D was gonna dominate movies forever and fogeys were laughed at as Luddites for claiming it wasn't that new a trick and that not all movies needed it.

Yeah, that was quite a few years ago. Farkers were saying "I can't wait for this trend to go away". They are still waiting.

I definitely agree not all movies need it. Goodfellas does not need to be rendered in 3D. But the Jurassic Park and Titanic 3D re-releases were fantastic. Hateful Eight? No. Guardians of the Galaxy? Hell yeah.


Damn straight. Dr Strange was AWESOME in 3D.

Anyway, it can't end until we get Nature Trail to Hell.
2017-10-04 01:34:44 PM  
3 votes:

Fano: devilEther: Mugato: Farking Clown Shoes: "Draw me like one of your Na'vi girls, Ja'ku..."

Maybe it's just me, but Dances with Smurfs was only successful because it was the first movie to use the new 3D technology. The story wasn't anything special and it certainly hasn't aged well.

What new technology? It looked like every other 3D movie.

"To film the live-action sequences of Avatar, he used a modified version of the Fusion camera. The new 3D camera creates an augmented-reality view for Cameron as he shoots, sensing its position on a motion-capture stage, then integrating the live actors into CG environments on the viewfinder. "It's a unique way of shooting stereo movies," says visual-effects supervisor Stephen Rosenbaum. "Cameron uses it to look into the environment; it's not about beating people over the head with visual spectacle." This immersive 3D brings a heightened believability to Avatar's live-action sequences-gradually bringing viewers deeper into the exotic world of Pandora."

I remember seeing Jaws 3D in the theater. The 3D effects in Avatar were profoundly better.

We're spoiled today but old school 3D looked like

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we really don't see enough SCTV references here, well done!
2017-10-04 12:41:26 PM  
3 votes:

devilEther: Mugato: Farking Clown Shoes: "Draw me like one of your Na'vi girls, Ja'ku..."

Maybe it's just me, but Dances with Smurfs was only successful because it was the first movie to use the new 3D technology. The story wasn't anything special and it certainly hasn't aged well.

What new technology? It looked like every other 3D movie.

"To film the live-action sequences of Avatar, he used a modified version of the Fusion camera. The new 3D camera creates an augmented-reality view for Cameron as he shoots, sensing its position on a motion-capture stage, then integrating the live actors into CG environments on the viewfinder. "It's a unique way of shooting stereo movies," says visual-effects supervisor Stephen Rosenbaum. "Cameron uses it to look into the environment; it's not about beating people over the head with visual spectacle." This immersive 3D brings a heightened believability to Avatar's live-action sequences-gradually bringing viewers deeper into the exotic world of Pandora."

I remember seeing Jaws 3D in the theater. The 3D effects in Avatar were profoundly better.


We're spoiled today but old school 3D looked like

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2017-10-04 04:19:32 PM  
2 votes:

Truthman: They'll be big blue visual orgasma-fests that everyone will see "out of curiosity" and because it'll be fun on the big screen, regardless of good the movies are. So everyone complaining now, will go see it and complain some more and Cameron will have his trillion-dollar hit.


I'm going to bet... not. I'm not rooting for a movie to fail but it'll be nine years since the original when it comes out, I don't hear anyone foaming at the mouth to see another one. And 3D is getting tired. I dunno, maybe I'm wrong, we'll see.
2017-10-04 03:40:42 PM  
2 votes:

kab: Farking Clown Shoes: Maybe it's just me, but Dances with Smurfs was only successful because it was the first movie to use the new 3D technology. The story wasn't anything special and it certainly hasn't aged well.

Star Wars isn't a terribly special or unique story either, but as a kid seeing it for the first time in a theater, it was absolutely mind blowing.    Now you know why Avatar made so much money.


Eh, even at the time, I didn't enjoy the movie that much

My main complaint about the movie was about how much the bad guys enraged me; I do not like feeling that much anger.
2017-10-04 03:08:07 PM  
2 votes:

ExperianScaresCthulhu: kab: Farking Clown Shoes: Maybe it's just me, but Dances with Smurfs was only successful because it was the first movie to use the new 3D technology. The story wasn't anything special and it certainly hasn't aged well.

Star Wars isn't a terribly special or unique story either, but as a kid seeing it for the first time in a theater, it was absolutely mind blowing.    Now you know why Avatar made so much money.

That's retconning.  Even the opening text itself was something brand new in sci fi and fantasy.  Star Wars was Ur. It was the stone upon which the future was set.


No and yes. The Star Wars story was nothing new, even Lucas admits that he borrowed heavily from other sources. However, the movie itself was indeed something new. Audiences had never seen such spectacle before in theaters, and that, combined with a serviceable traditional hero story dressed up in an entirely new, yet accessible mythology, helped propel it to success. (Let's not forget the music and sound design, which entirely hold up 40 years later.)

Avatar had some of those things. It was 3D like we'd never before seen. The CGI was cutting edge, and the story, while nothing entirely new, was serviceable and easily digestible. However, unlike Star Wars, the movie lacked any lasting iconic mythology. Terminator and Aliens spawned sprawling franchises. We all know what happened with Star Wars.

But once Avatar ended, few people really cared about the rest of the universe. Plus, no one quotes Avatar. When was the last time you saw an Avatar quote in the wild? I can't even remember any worthwhile Avatar quotes that would come close to something from Star Wars, Aliens, or Terminator. That's the difference. Pop culture forgot Avatar once we got over the tech and other movies used it better. Pacific Rim is still my favorite IMAX 3D experience. And I'd watch that movie in a heartbeat rather than Avatar.
2017-10-04 02:25:58 PM  
2 votes:

elvisaintdead: Farking Clown Shoes: Maybe it's just me, but Dances with Smurfs was only successful because it was the first movie to use the new 3D technology. The story wasn't anything special and it certainly hasn't aged well.

It's not.  You nailed it.


No, because most everyone will check out the next Avatar out of curiosity, even if they aren't incredibly enthusiastic. That sets expectations nice and low.

Then, when the new story is unexpectedly great, and the movie itself is an incredibly fun and entertaining experience, as Cameron has accomplished for numerous other films, it will fundamentally change the perception of the whole franchise. Then everyone who doubted will look foolish.
2017-10-04 11:36:20 AM  
2 votes:

Mugato: Farking Clown Shoes: "Draw me like one of your Na'vi girls, Ja'ku..."

Maybe it's just me, but Dances with Smurfs was only successful because it was the first movie to use the new 3D technology. The story wasn't anything special and it certainly hasn't aged well.

What new technology? It looked like every other 3D movie.


"To film the live-action sequences of Avatar, he used a modified version of the Fusion camera. The new 3D camera creates an augmented-reality view for Cameron as he shoots, sensing its position on a motion-capture stage, then integrating the live actors into CG environments on the viewfinder. "It's a unique way of shooting stereo movies," says visual-effects supervisor Stephen Rosenbaum. "Cameron uses it to look into the environment; it's not about beating people over the head with visual spectacle." This immersive 3D brings a heightened believability to Avatar's live-action sequences-gradually bringing viewers deeper into the exotic world of Pandora."

I remember seeing Jaws 3D in the theater. The 3D effects in Avatar were profoundly better.
2017-10-04 11:32:26 AM  
2 votes:
Breasts
2017-10-04 09:29:45 AM  
2 votes:
She can call me "Titanic", because I would have been happy to go down with her on her maiden voyage.

/Call me, Kate. It's not too late.
2017-10-04 08:56:30 PM  
1 vote:
Kate Winslet can never, ever, do anything wrong.

Ever.

That is a REAL woman.

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2017-10-04 06:10:05 PM  
1 vote:

meera's frog spear: I definitely agree not all movies need it. Goodfellas does not need to be rendered in 3D. But the Jurassic Park and Titanic 3D re-releases were fantastic.


I had a small issue with the Titanic 3D release.  It's small, but I figured Cameron would have known better.  When in modern times there are several shots that show things on monitors.  The images on the monitors (not talking about the monitors themselves) were in 3d.  They shouldn't have been.  For all the time Cameron spent on tiny minute details him screwing this one up surprised me.
2017-10-04 04:12:57 PM  
1 vote:

Corn_Fed: EdgeRunner: Corn_Fed: elvisaintdead: Farking Clown Shoes: Maybe it's just me, but Dances with Smurfs was only successful because it was the first movie to use the new 3D technology. The story wasn't anything special and it certainly hasn't aged well.

It's not.  You nailed it.

No, because most everyone will check out the next Avatar out of curiosity, even if they aren't incredibly enthusiastic. That sets expectations nice and low.

Then, when the new story is unexpectedly great, and the movie itself is an incredibly fun and entertaining experience, as Cameron has accomplished for numerous other films, it will fundamentally change the perception of the whole franchise. Then everyone who doubted will look foolish.

Welcome to Fark, Mr. Cameron. I won't be seeing any of your Avatar movies except maybe on Netflix, but if it helps any, I think Aliens and Terminator 2 still hold up as some of the greatest sci-fi movies ever made. Instead of pulling a Lucas, why not quit while your legacy is still intact?

I think I did pretty good with The Abyss, and admit it--Titanic wasn't no slouch.


Titanic was pretty awful. But, I knew a girl who saw it 7 times in theaters. If you had just filmed Leonardo DiCaprio eating a ham sandwich, she probably only would have watched it 6 times.
2017-10-04 03:57:54 PM  
1 vote:

browntimmy: Fano: Jingle Strangle: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: a neat trick

I think he said soon you won't need glasses. That's a pretty neat trick.

So he's gonna produce plays?

Oh, I remember the days on Fark when 3D was gonna dominate movies forever and fogeys were laughed at as Luddites for claiming it wasn't that new a trick and that not all movies needed it.

You're making shiat up. According to many on Fark, Avatar was going to be the biggest bomb in box office history.


Well, before, yes. Then once it made a trillion bucks that tune changed.
2017-10-04 02:49:37 PM  
1 vote:

Fano: Jingle Strangle: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: a neat trick

I think he said soon you won't need glasses. That's a pretty neat trick.

So he's gonna produce plays?

Oh, I remember the days on Fark when 3D was gonna dominate movies forever and fogeys were laughed at as Luddites for claiming it wasn't that new a trick and that not all movies needed it.


You're making shiat up. According to many on Fark, Avatar was going to be the biggest bomb in box office history.
2017-10-04 12:43:28 PM  
1 vote:

Jingle Strangle: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: a neat trick

I think he said soon you won't need glasses. That's a pretty neat trick.


So he's gonna produce plays?

Oh, I remember the days on Fark when 3D was gonna dominate movies forever and fogeys were laughed at as Luddites for claiming it wasn't that new a trick and that not all movies needed it.
2017-10-04 12:12:41 PM  
1 vote:

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: a neat trick


I think he said soon you won't need glasses. That's a pretty neat trick.
2017-10-04 12:09:41 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: Farking Clown Shoes: "Draw me like one of your Na'vi girls, Ja'ku..."

Maybe it's just me, but Dances with Smurfs was only successful because it was the first movie to use the new 3D technology. The story wasn't anything special and it certainly hasn't aged well.

What new technology? It looked like every other 3D movie.


It was a combination of some newer 3D tech along with advances in motion capture.  It looked better than other 3D at the time, but I don't think the advances were meteoric by any means.

Stereoscopic 3D in film is inherently flawed as it's always just enhancing depth that we can already perceive in 2D.  Until it becomes more interactive and introduces parallax, then it's just going to be a neat trick.
2017-10-04 12:07:14 PM  
1 vote:

elvisaintdead: Farking Clown Shoes: Maybe it's just me, but Dances with Smurfs was only successful because it was the first movie to use the new 3D technology. The story wasn't anything special and it certainly hasn't aged well.

It's not.  You nailed it.


It's still one of the prettiest movies I've ever seen. Too bad Cameron didn't read more Joseph Campbell.
2017-10-04 11:22:20 AM  
1 vote:
she knows
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2017-10-04 09:40:30 AM  
1 vote:

Farking Clown Shoes: "Draw me like one of your Na'vi girls, Ja'ku..."

Maybe it's just me, but Dances with Smurfs was only successful because it was the first movie to use the new 3D technology. The story wasn't anything special and it certainly hasn't aged well.


What new technology? It looked like every other 3D movie.
2017-10-04 09:34:16 AM  
1 vote:

Farking Clown Shoes: Maybe it's just me, but Dances with Smurfs was only successful because it was the first movie to use the new 3D technology. The story wasn't anything special and it certainly hasn't aged well.


It's not.  You nailed it.
 
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