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IR183: Medley & Lip Reading

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 4:10 AM

B&W Raiders

From the blog of Soderbergh, he decided to put a B and W filter on one of the greatest movies ever made. A movie that is so timeless it could have easily been shot yesterday. The reason? A lot of it is because of the staging, as he points out that Spielberg works on a level well above a lot of people. There’s not a ton that I would put in his caliber in presenting a scene. Even if the movie is rubbish, it’s not because of the staging or how it was shot, that’s for sure, if he’s putting it together, setting the scene, knowing what shots and knowing when to cut as it runs through. As Soderbergh says “it’s some high-level math shit.

A great example of that is the “Spielberg oner.” A lot of people love those long extended one-shot takes, where a scene plays out and things happen and it’s all done without cutting. They bring up Goodfellas. They bring up Touch of Evil. Never is Spielberg brought up when, in fact, he does it probably more than anyone. The reason you don’t ever notice is because he never draws attention to it, he just passes through like it’s nothing, so casually that only until you sit down with the specific mindset to notice them do you realize he’s organically creating scenes that won’t cut away for a solid minute or so. For example these.

Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity (essay)

A video documentary about Wilder’s Double Indemnity. I haven’t seen the movie in a log time, but damn if this doc doesn’t just make you want to see it all over again. It’s a taught, arguably perfect flick.

Short: A Therapy

Directed by Roman Polanski, starring Ben Kingsley and Helena Bonham Carter doing her best Helena Bonham Carter impression. Very simple and quite elegant little short…for a commercial mind you.

Cracked:22 Huge Movie Mistakes You Missed

Huge mistakes? Really? Most of these are on the screen for a split second, or are simple continuity errors from editing. Why not the watch in Spartacus or the time Eddy's pinky ring dissapeared in one shot in Rocky Horror? Part of movie making and not of it is that huge of a deal. (Spoilers...that's not really that guy doing that stunt too)

Legit ones: #19, #13 (kinda, it’s a story point) and #3 I’ll put in because there’s just no excuse for that, come on.

Everything else is bullocks.

BTW, dumbasses, #7 isn’t “rendering” anything. It’s a practical effect. There’s actually very little computer effects in T2.

BTM: Ghostbusters Car Designer

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Jon Tron: Anti-Drug Games

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LGR: Rise and Fall of Osborne

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Bad Lip Reading: The Walking Dead

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Batman Medley

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T-Shirts of the Week

The Final Bosman: Game Reviews

Pretty much nails it. Videogame reviewing is a little weird. Prices. Hours played. Ten-points…he follows it all.

Short: Envoy

A nice little, though certainly nothing new, sci-fi short about a boy, a robot and some nice special effects.

Cinema Snob: Shock Treatment

An underrated movie as far as I'm concerned. Put up against Rocky Horror, there's absolutely no comparison, but it's good in its own right.

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