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*** Official Film Thread ***

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by markysimmo, 14 Jan 2012.

  1. paxtonwolf

    paxtonwolf Garth Crooks

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    Our Odeon allows you to take your mask off once in your seat.

    We went to see Unhinged last week (only 6 people in to watch, so no distancing issues), not sure Russell Crowe will play a Gladiator again, he's put some timber on.

    Decent film though 8/10

    Debating on watching Tenet, so had a read of the plot via Wikipedia, and it seems really complex. Might leave it until it arrives on Sky.

    My countdown to 'No Time to Die' is in progress
     
  2. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Les Ferdinand

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    Assume you have a Dolby Atmos setup at home?

    As I watched Dunkirk in local IMAX first time around and found the dialogue was slightly garbled but when I did an encore in Superscreen (which has Atmos system) I found the sound balance was much better.

    From what I’ve read the sound production teams are often in such a rush to complete mixes in the myriad of cinematic formats that corners are cut, which helps explain why some versions sound better than others and the extra months before home release allows them to fine tune things even better.
     
  3. scaramanga

    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Yeah, Atmos although the ceiling speakers are dogbrick cheapness so they don't really do much other than immersion.

    The real point for my set up is that it's tweaked to my preference for the two people sat right in the centre. All the speakers (except the centre) are at ear level(ish) and there are no obstructions.

    That makes for a far better sound stage than a cinema full of people where the speakers have to be optimised for everyone to hear.
     
  4. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Les Ferdinand

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    True. Using Audyssey to optimise my speaker setup (although I manually adjusted the crossover frequency) really did help me appreciate the surround sound sweet spot.

    IMAX’s new 12.0 setup does seem to do a fairly good job for most seating positions in my experience but I would like to sit in the centre of an all singing and dancing 64.2 channel Dolby Cinema auditorium at some point though.

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  5. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Nick Barmby

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    Been sound mixers/engineers on nolans films say the muffled dialogue is deliberate as he wants to make you concentrate and draw you into the film.
    Not a huge fan of his I have to say. Interstellar being one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
     
  6. Diamond Lights

    Diamond Lights Nico Claesen

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    I bloody love Interstellar, one of my fave films of recent years. I do understand your point about muffled dialogue i picked up on how annoying it was in Interstellar, didn't realise was intentional. But the story of space exploration in that manner was magnificent, especially when they're on the Water planet. Blew my little mind that did.
     
  7. thingonaspring

    thingonaspring Radek Cerny

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    Read this comment the other day.
     
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  8. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Nick Barmby

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    Really didn't get interstellar at all tbh. For me it was a case of a film trying to be too clever.
    I can see why some would like it, just isn't for me.
    Nolan films are either good or bad, he doesn't do mediocre. Which I like, he's not playing it safe and churning out pap.
     
  9. Bullet

    Bullet Cecil Poynton

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    That is a brilliant article and one I wholly agree with.
    So frustrating that action sequences are ear-splittingly loud, and then you can't hear what they are saying.
    I'm always turning the sound up and down and up and down and up and down and up and down and up and down and up and down and up and down and up and down
     
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  10. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Justin Edinburgh

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    From that Guardian piece:
    Price suspects the director wants to make the audience work harder to understand the dialogue; he thinks Nolan believes this will make the film a more immersive, engaging experience. But, Price says, “I think he is the only one in the world who believes that.”
     
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    glasgowspur Nick Barmby

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    I think that's the same article, but it wasn't in the guardian. Honest :oops:
     
  12. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 John Lacy

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    Same for me, it was cinematic over indulgence.

    That is one of my complaints of many directors like Nolan, sometimes they go OTT to fulfill some cinematic ego, for me Interstellar was dreadful
     
  13. scaramanga

    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    SteveAWOL Les Ferdinand

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    parklane1 Gary Stevens

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    Just watched " The Outpost" a true film about a battle during the Afghan War, very good film i thought.
     
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    greatwhitenorf Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    The new version of the sci-fi classic, Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049) looks like it will be a smash hit. Hits theatre release in mid-December. Here's a preview hosted by Stephen Colbert, with cast commentary and the official trailer:



    The Spice Must Flow.
     
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  17. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 John Lacy

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    Anyone seen out of the Furnace? Great film
     
  18. Dicko

    Dicko Sergei Rebrov

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    Is it still in 2 parts? I remember reading a while ago that it was being split into 2 films as the story was too big to squeeze into one. Looks good though.
     
  19. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Wonder Woman 1984 released delayed indefinently
     
  20. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 John Lacy

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    Protests against the name??
     

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