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#1098638
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Star wars despecialized error?!
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I was doing a cleanup of that shot, looking at every frame for minutes at a time, but never saw the human Jawa until I heard about him. It’s so blatant but practically invisible at the same time.

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#1070818
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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nickyd47 said:

I’m not bothered by it. I think it’s funny that someone thinks like that

Oh dear, nickyd47, you may have a username that isn’t a hastily chosen and now regrettable pun on a 2014 hit, but your avatar is intolerable to me. I suggest a race around the world.
Starting now

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#1070667
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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generalfrevious said:

We have been suffering ever since Gary Kurtz was kicked out of the franchise; without him there can never be a good Star Wars movie.

If only we were allowed to own the original versions, and if the SE was just a short-lived anomaly, I wouldn’t be acting so unhinged.

Disney has chosen to turn a blind eye to this cultural atrocity by refusing to release the originals when they easily could.

I do not want to accept a reality where in 2037 there is still no OUT legally available, and the entire population accepts the SE as the version that has always existed.

These movies are too important to be given second-class status and be destroyed like the Bamiyan statues.

The destruction of ancient artefacts in the Middle East is limiting those nations’ ability to recall their history. It’s a war crime. Star Wars is culture with a very small c by comparison.

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#1068381
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Haven’t seen the Ewok movies yet because I haven’t managed to brew the right kind of pine-cone moonshine to go with them.

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#1068380
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Fate of the Furious
Star Wars
Empire
Jedi
Force Awakens
Phantom Menace [podrace yeah?]
Rogue One [no podrace]
Attack of the Clones
Revenge of the Sith

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#1059248
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The theatrical colors of the Star Wars trilogy
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DrDre said:
I would encourage everyone to reserve judgement until calibrated color sources are available, and not be led by preconceptions of what we believe the colors should be.

Absolutely! Whatever people believe the colours to be, or whatever people’s preferences, a SW project timed to these cut frames will, at the very least, be a 99.9% accurate interpretation of a Tech print. Maybe not all the Tech prints that were produced, but one of them. Regardless of whether you like the look, that’s still a first. Pixel-averaging, toning down the yellow or green, or re-correcting entirely can all be done at a later date.

of course it’s a contentious issue because everyone wants to see the film at its best, or the way they remember it. But I’m personally very glad Dre’s going about it scientifically first.

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#1054990
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George Lucas's worst decision
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Cutting out hot, snarky girl in the Tosche station. She had a boyfriend but he was definitely a douche and Luke was in with a shot. In fact, why isn’t the film about her? that, in my opinion, is Lucas’ worst decision.

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#1053230
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The Force Awakens: 1.78:1 scenes in 2D?
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Very jealous you saw Jedi in curved 70mm! But anamorphic IMAX wouldn’t be possible unfortunately, either in terms of designing the lenses, building the cinemas or getting projection bulbs bright enough.

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#1053228
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The Force Awakens: 1.78:1 scenes in 2D?
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I disagree. I think square-er frames have been used beautifully, not just in the past, but even in recent years. Recent academy ratio films like Meek’s Cutoff, Fish Tank, American Honey, Ida for example. And the IMAX 15/70 format can be really impressive. If you get a chance, find an IMAX screening of Dunkirk this summer, that’s 80% IMAX apparently. Where I do agree with you is the misleading use of the “IMAX” brand to sell seats to 2K digital performances, which are rubbish. They’re confident that the younger generation are sufficiently confused about the distinction between film and digital that they can use their ‘gold standard’ name to market a whole range of sub-par products.
I also agree that Star Wars is an odd choice for IMAX 15/70. The open matte 15/70 sequence in TFA was gone in a jiffy and few people noticed. It was edited too quickly for it to be visually worthwhile. Plus Star Wars is a cinemascope property - it’s a strange choice to shoot chunks of it in 1.43:1.
I am however, happy that it forces Disney to release the films (in a few cities at least) on celluloid. That’s a good thing. They should consult Christopher Nolan on how to avoid digital intermediaries between the 35 and 70mm camera negatives and the release prints, so we get something that (vfx aside) hasn’t touched a computer. If they’re going to use full 15/70mm they should also talk to him about how to shoot action sequences a little slower so that massive image isn’t wasted.

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#1045444
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Single Pass Regrade of Grindhouse ESB
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I don’t know about CS5, but I’m running CC 2015 and you can apply a LUT by using the “Lumetri Color” effect and then clicking “apply LUT” under Basic Correction.

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#1031608
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The Star Wars Holiday Special 1978
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I’ve watched it all the way through thanks to the recent high (ish) quality releases. I have to say my mouth was agape the whole way through. It’s like some sort of bizarre, postmodern art project. It’s equal parts ridiculous and terrifying. The extended scenes of the Wookiee family howling at each other would be funny if they weren’t so damn unnerving. It also seems to have been made by people who share none of our cultural or human reference points - that was the 70s I guess. It doesn’t even reference Star Wars in a straightforward way. It’s nuts and well worth a watch just the once, but it’s not a Star Wars film, just Fox trying to make hay while the sun shines.
Still better than RotS though 😃

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#1027967
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Ridiculous One: A Star Wars Story
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Have several fourth-wall-breaking clips from The Theory of Everything, with Felicity Jones consulting Stephen Hawking about the science in Rogue One. Find whatever Hawking audio you can that best throws shade on the physics of the Star Wars universe.

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#1024589
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Carrie Fisher Suffers Major Heart Attack
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A witty, bold and illuminating presence without whom the Star Wars films would have been quite dull. If you can get hold of her appearance on The Graham Norton Show in London two weeks ago, you can forget she’s gone for 45 minutes.
So long, Princess.

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