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LexX

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#1225613
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Announcing: "STAR WARS - the cutting room floor."
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I skimmed this through quickly, I’ll have to watch the whole thing later. Very nice idea!

One thing I noticed that there are many shots in incorrect aspect ratios. Any chance fixing those? Some things are streched unnecessarily, like inside Luke’s garage. Luckily you maintained 4:3 pillarboxed, cropping old video footage is my pet peeve, LOL.

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#1225572
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Is Star Wars catering to girls now?
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DominicCobb said:

LexX said:

When I saw TLJ the second time it was all too clear when half of the resistance seemed to be women to the point it just didn’t feel believable, just transparent. The contrast is so stark compared to the OT it’s ridicilous. If you’re really at war and showed people inside battleships there wouldn’t be 50% women. It’s not wrong, it’s not right, that’s just the way it is.

That’s not “the way it is,” that’s just plain fucking dumb. This is a fantasy movie, what it’s like in the “real world” shouldn’t matter.

What doesn’t feel believable is (in a world where sexism supposedly doesn’t exist) 99% of the rebellion and empire are male. There’s no good explanation for that.

LOL, calm down teenager.

If to you 50% men 50% women in every field should be the way for everything, then you’re the one being sexist by forcing things based on gender. Like ZkinandBonez and Jay said, if people are free to choose to anything they want, 50-50 is the least likely scenario to be in. But if you force this 50-50 everywhere, including a fantasy film which btw has been made and watched here on Earth, it doesn’t feel believable and it’s sexist because forcing. And that is my opinion. The genre doesn’t matter nor what you are being forced to as a viewer. Kinda like in Transformers they force some Chinese connection just to cater Chinese audience. But they aren’t stupid, even they hated it. Forcing things is just movies trying to cater and pander audiences and that is what I hate in modern film. The more they do it, the more transparent it is. It can only take one scene to get you pulled out of a movie, it doesn’t matter what it contains. You can argue about this and I’m sure you will since you don’t do anything else here.

I also don’t think the OT was that far off from real military. In SW Leia had even the biggest role in the alliance and then there were like 30 pilots and other crew members in Yavin who were male, seemed realistic. Then on Hoth there were at least 3 women + Leia in the control room, again that’s pretty good. And in ROTJ Mon Mothma gave an important briefing and there were female pilots too. The Empire and FO are another case which I think they should be.

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#1225408
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Terminator films
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Haarspalter said:

They can’t leave T2 alone 😦

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/terminator-2s-visual-effects-get-an-unofficial-upd/1100-6460322/?utm_source=gamefaqs&utm_medium=partner&utm_content=news_module&utm_campaign=homepage

They just did the graphics for themselves and for the upcoming movie, but they haven’t actually changed T2. It was just a test.

Also, it looked worse. Figures…

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#1225406
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Is Star Wars catering to girls now?
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When I saw TLJ the second time it was all too clear when half of the resistance seemed to be women to the point it just didn’t feel believable, just transparent. The contrast is so stark compared to the OT it’s ridicilous. If you’re really at war and showed people inside battleships there wouldn’t be 50% women. It’s not wrong, it’s not right, that’s just the way it is.

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#1225285
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<em>Restoring the wondrously disastrous</em> <strong><em>Star Wars Holiday Special</em></strong>
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Swift S. Lawliet said:

LexX said:

Swift S. Lawliet said:

VintageMan94 said:

There Is A YouTube Video That Was In 60FPS and it was The Star Wars Holiday Special.
Link Below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxtSX1lg8rE

Cool, that’s probably the best the Holiday Special would look on an HD display.

That’s the Editdroid version from few years back. It was the master tape, not “recorded” like the uploader suggests.

No, I was referring to how it looks great (but not much, considering it’s the Holiday Special) because of the 60fps deinterlacing.

I wasn’t referring to you at all, just the discussion related to the link. It is the Editdroid version, and that is the best you can get really. Not sure what you mean by “no”, yes it is.

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#1224468
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<em>Restoring the wondrously disastrous</em> <strong><em>Star Wars Holiday Special</em></strong>
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Swift S. Lawliet said:

VintageMan94 said:

There Is A YouTube Video That Was In 60FPS and it was The Star Wars Holiday Special.
Link Below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxtSX1lg8rE

Cool, that’s probably the best the Holiday Special would look on an HD display.

That’s the Editdroid version from few years back. It was the master tape, not “recorded” like the uploader suggests.

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#1221730
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Horror Movie Recommendations.
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Horror isn’t my genre but…

The first Halloween is a classic. I saw it first time in my 20s and it still disturbed me, which is something I want from a horror movie. It is cinematically very well made.

I recently watched Hell Night starring Linda Blair, it was a good 80’s slasher film. I like low-budget horror films.

If you have 90’s nostalgia, besides Scream & Scream 2 (the rest are bad) I remember I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel with Jennifer Love Hewitt being fine popcorn horror movies.

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#1221558
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Awesome Star Wars art (pic heavy!!)
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LukeWarmTaunTaun said:

i was being goaded and responding in kind. i posted a number of quality pics and all you “fuckers” did was quote pinups?! get over yourselves already

I noticed, and that really isn’t the point of this thread either and it’s also mentioned in the first post. If you’re only complaining with zero content, you can also leave your comments off this thread.

Now lets continue with art and leave this subject behind.

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#1221517
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Awesome Star Wars art (pic heavy!!)
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LukeWarmTaunTaun said:

seems like all you fuckers do is walk around with your noses all stuck up in the air ITT.

Well, first of all, “fucker”, according to forum rules the OPs have somewhat control of their threads. Secondly, I said it was fine if the art was quality stuff. If it’s stuff I can make by myself, it can’t be awesome. And thirdly adding to all this, if this thread just becomes a thread full of pin-up pics (I mean, I was out of here for a day there is a dozen more), then it gets somewhat repetitive…

Also, a few of your images contain someone else’s backgrounds and then there’s just a girl pasted onto it. That isn’t awesome. That’s lazy and doesn’t belong here.

If you want positive, I do like the “reflections” art of Boba and Finn. There have been many different faces made. And the Oola pic was also pretty. This page on the other hand… could have lived without these.

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#1218291
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Jurassic Park films
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Since my favorite movie after the OT is Jurassic Park, I thought it would certainly need a thread of its own. Unfortunately its every sequel is worse than its precedessor… I just saw JW: TFK and it was the worst movie I’ve seen on screen since Man of Steel. Luckily it was half price but if I didn’t pay for it or it was on TV, I would’ve stopped watching. A disgrace for the franchise.

They’ve also released the others on 4K, has anyone bought those yet?

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#1217145
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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canofhumdingers said:

LexX said:

Has there been mentioned anywhere why DS II is always showed in the same angle in ROTJ? They built the full model but in every full shot it’s always exactly the same position. Did they even have video of it or is it just a single shot in front of a blue screen?

It’s not always shown from exactly the same angle…

Okay, except in one shot. 😛