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2012-12-15 05:04:55 PM  
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The guys in the wing suits in Transformers: Dark of the Moon were real, and not just CGI?

What on earth for? More than ninetyfive percent of the shots in that movie included shiatty CGI that looked like washed-out, blurry graphics from an old Nintendo. Why did they bother to make that stupid throwaway scene that had nothing at all to do with the plot* (and looked like CGI anyhow) into a real shot?

* disclaimer: nothing in that movie had anything to do with the plot. The entire movie was made of mix-and-match scenes designed to be edited together for different markets for maximum commercial success. Literally any scene could have been removed from that movie, and a complete movie would have remained.
** double disclaimer: even my slightly slow eleven year old nephew got bored during that movie.
2012-12-15 11:02:16 AM  
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Shouldn't we be posting pics of Trinity in skin tight latex?
2012-12-15 03:46:10 AM  
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Amberwind: Shadowtag: GungFu: CGI stunts....ooooo, that could have been real frickkin' dangerous.....

9. Evil Dead. All of it.

Raimi wasn't working with CGI. There was no such thing.

No one understood, in the theater, why the wrestling scene in Spider-Man made me laugh so hard. The hallmark of a Raimi film is that moment where he looks like he strapped the camera to a piece of wood and hit the actor with it. Even after the mess that was Spider-Man 3, I'm still looking forward to Oz The Great and Powerful just for the idea that someone is gonna beat the shiat out of James Franco with filming equipment somehow.

It doesn't just look like it - he actually does hit them with the camera, among many other types of physical and mental torture. Read Bruce Campbell's autobiography, especially about filming the Evil Dead trilogy. It's both hilarious and enlightening.

/No one came out of that production without some sort of serious injury.

If Chins Could Kill. A friend of mine went to a signing downtown and gave it to me for my birthday one year. It's brilliant and in that he describes in vivid detail that crane shot in Evil Dead where he goes flying backwards and the camera follows him the whole way. That started me looking for that kind of shot, and when Spider-Man kicks Bonesaw in the crotch over and over again in Spider-Man I just lost it in the theater. I couldn't stop laughing. Really he kicks him in the face, but it's funnier the other way.
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