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(Nerdist)   Last surviving model shark made for Jaws immortalized in museum, a memorial to the days before CGI ruined movies forever   (nerdist.com) divider line
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2020-11-25 6:11:57 PM  
Lord, strike subby across the face with a stop motion scorpion from the original Clash of the Titans movie. Amen.
 
2020-11-25 6:50:31 PM  
Bad cgi ruined movies. Good cgi made good movies better

If anyone has watched John Wick 3. There's a knife fight with dozens of glass cabinets all being broken and glass shattering everywhere. All the glass is cgi. You'd never know. But it let filmmakers have a great fight that was much safer for the cast
 
2020-11-25 7:05:25 PM  
There was a really good movies exhibit that went around in the early 1990s. I got to see this same shark then. I also saw the raiders warehouse matte painting, mother from psycho, the ghostbusters terror hounds models, and the spaceballs Winnebago model.

Probably a lot more that I don't remember.

It was probably one of the neatest things I ever saw.
 
2020-11-25 7:10:25 PM  
Shark still looks fake
 
2020-11-25 7:54:15 PM  

Gubbo: Bad cgi ruined movies. Good cgi made good movies better

If anyone has watched John Wick 3. There's a knife fight with dozens of glass cabinets all being broken and glass shattering everywhere. All the glass is cgi. You'd never know. But it let filmmakers have a great fight that was much safer for the cast


CGI to enhance effects is one thing, but I'll take practical creature effects over CGI any day of the week.
 
2020-11-25 9:17:09 PM  
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2020-11-25 10:38:02 PM  
You're going to need a bigger boat
 
2020-11-25 11:52:45 PM  
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2020-11-26 1:56:39 AM  

NeoCortex42: Gubbo: Bad cgi ruined movies. Good cgi made good movies better

If anyone has watched John Wick 3. There's a knife fight with dozens of glass cabinets all being broken and glass shattering everywhere. All the glass is cgi. You'd never know. But it let filmmakers have a great fight that was much safer for the cast

CGI to enhance effects is one thing, but I'll take practical creature effects over CGI any day of the week.


Bingo.

And Muppet Yoda will always be better than CGI Yoda.  Muppet Yoda had soul.
 
2020-11-26 3:19:39 AM  
I used to go to the junkyard he was in when I was younger, I loved all the random displays.
 
2020-11-26 3:28:12 AM  
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2020-11-26 6:44:36 AM  
Deep Blue Sea's sharks managed to be incredibly awful in CGI and absolutely amazing as animatronics. I still marvel at the animatronic sharks they created today. Why they failed so miserably with the CGI is beyond me.

Jaws certainly gave movies like this some pretty damn big fins to fill (sorry, not sorry). Mainly because their animatronic shark didn't work more than half the time, so they had to rely on other devices to indicate the presence of the shark. It proved to be very effective. Jaws is still one of the best films of our time. I'd have hated for bad CGI to muck that up. Having a lousy robot shark, in this case, was forgivable.
 
2020-11-26 7:00:01 AM  
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2020-11-26 8:27:44 AM  
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2020-11-26 9:35:10 AM  

HugeMistake: Shark still looks fake


You can't say that without this:
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2020-11-26 9:37:05 AM  
Knock knock, pizza delivery.
 
2020-11-26 11:20:59 AM  

JolobinSmokin: Knock knock, pizza delivery.


...candygram.
 
2020-11-26 11:40:47 AM  

Gubbo: Bad cgi ruined movies. Good cgi made good movies better

If anyone has watched John Wick 3. There's a knife fight with dozens of glass cabinets all being broken and glass shattering everywhere. All the glass is cgi. You'd never know. But it let filmmakers have a great fight that was much safer for the cast


^This.

CGI to supplement films is good.
CGI to create films is bad.

Aliens in my opinion is the pinnacle of cinema. The only way CGI could improve it is with remastering some scenes of the Sulaco and the Cheyenne Dropships. Further iterations of the Alien series were botched with relying too heavily on CGI (amongst a host of other things) to replace the xenomorphs themselves.
 
2020-11-26 1:13:29 PM  

Gubbo: Bad cgi ruined movies. Good cgi made good movies better

If anyone has watched John Wick 3. There's a knife fight with dozens of glass cabinets all being broken and glass shattering everywhere. All the glass is cgi. You'd never know. But it let filmmakers have a great fight that was much safer for the cast


That was a great example of CGI being used correctly, and for a good reason.
 
2020-11-26 1:19:21 PM  

HugeMistake: Shark still looks fake


It was a goddamn miracle that it was created at all. They had only a few months to make something that had never been done before. A full size animatronic creature that had to work not in a studio tank ,but in real world conditions and salt water . When the robert marley, who created it ,first worked on such a creature, it was the giant squid from 20,000 leagues under the Sea ,and they could control the environment. But with jaws they encountered conditions that were impossible to control and the rushed production schedule meant that they only had a limited time to both build the prop and to test them. clever editing made it better, but there's some shots in that movie, such as the high view of the shark going underneath the boat when they first see it, that are simply amazing and feel very real, because it is real. The shark respects the laws of physics and fluid dynamics. one of the many many problems with all the CGI sharks is they move far too fast ,with no respect for how creatures actually move underwater. as I said, with everything taken in consideration, including the budget and time constraints ,that shark was a goddamn miracle. And seeing theaters when it was first issued, it absolutely terrified the audience
 
2020-11-26 4:10:58 PM  
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2020-11-26 6:50:32 PM  
I'll echo the "CGI isn't the problem" voices here. The problem is bad CGI. We've all watched many movies filled with CGI and never realized it because it was don't so expertly. Bah. This video explains it better than I ever could:


Why CG Sucks (Except It Doesn't)
Youtube bL6hp8BKB24


/I know subby was probably being sarcastic
 
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