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Episode VII: The Force Awakens - Discussion * SPOILER THREAD *
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18-Apr-2015, 12:05 PM

Alderaan said:

Oh and I was referring to the shaky cam. There's nothing "real" about snap zooms. It's very unnatural.


All part of the same documentary-like philosophy. Such camera work was impossible in the days of early motion-control photography. That's why you didn't see anything like that in the OT, not some odd notion that it infringes on the "epic" nature of the saga, which you're projecting backward onto the OT.

I don't think anyone hates the PT as much as I do, but some of this petty nitpicking is absurd. Tempering our expectations with some caution is reasonable and laudable, but this whole strangely luddite-like approach to the sfx and cinematography is not at all reasonable, in my opinion.