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Post #1305414

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m_s0
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The Mandalorian - Season One Discussion - * SPOILER THREAD *
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14-Nov-2019, 2:36 PM
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14-Nov-2019, 2:42 PM
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m_s0
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You’re talking specifics about the approach of the cinematography and directing. That’s well and good and all, but in the larger discussion of people talking about whether or not it looks ‘cheap’ in comparison to the films, I think the budgetary information is a necessary disclaimer (whether it’s pertinent to your particular argument or not).

Yeah, I still don’t agree with this argument. I’ve seen garbage craft in horrendously expensive films, just as I’ve seen breathtaking cinematography in films made on the cheap - way cheaper than The Mandalorian’s budget per episode. And I do think the approach (division of work, if you will) does matter.

To be sure, there are some great looking shows (whether your talking about the mere production values or quality of the execution). But again, something like Mr. Robot would be apples and oranges to a show set in the Star Wars universe when it comes to my point, the budgetary limitations.

Yeah, if they made this show on a sitcom budget the CGI wouldn’t be there, but I’d still argue that it doesn’t matter in the context of knowing where to put the camera, or how to frame a shot to tell your story.

When you break it all down, it’s really just shooting drama we’re talking about. I’m a romantic this way, I guess 😃

Not that The Mandalorian is the worst thing ever or anything, mind you. Agree to disagree, either way.