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#1270297
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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DominicCobb said:

LexX said:

DominicCobb said:

Been reading Rinzler’s ESB book and one funny thing is that Harrison recognized and pointed out both continuity issues with the carbonite prop (wrong shirt and no shackles).

Not seeing what’s funny about that, but the Ugnaughts removed the binders and it was even shown in a close-up.

You’ve never heard the expression “funny thing”? Weird man, it’s a very common phrase and rarely refers to something that’s actually laugh out loud funny (usually just fun/interesting).

Harrison points both out and they Kersh decides to fix it by having Han be jacketless and show the cuffs removed. “Funny” because the shirt itself is still wrong and the continuity error about the shackles still prevails with many fans because of the ones on his arms (even though they likely wouldn’t prohibit the pose he makes).

Not seeing what’s “fun/interesting” about that, seems more of a mundane anecdote about how pretty much anyone would react.

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#1266465
Topic
Star Wars Games
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I bought another Jedi Challenges AR set to try multiplayer. And… it doesn’t really work. Single player is still fun and exciting half a year later, but unfortunately it doesn’t work for 2. Since the blades aren’t real, the game makes all the decisions when to attack and defend and how. It was pretty unclear to even know what exactly to do, and I got hit even though I went down to the ground. It was a mess. I didn’t try the other fight mode, though, just dueling.

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#1263762
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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SilverWook said:

Hence the winky. You do know some movies have been natively shot in 3D?

That joke just hasn’t been funny ever, and I’ve seen you stating this before too so it’s just tiresome. And I do know, but it does not make them less a gimmick compared to sound or color.

And colorization of B&W white movies is a whole different thing, it’s up there with the SEs.

I wouldn’t say aspect ratios are gimmicks. They’re just ratios. That’s like saying a painting is better/worse because it’s wider. That’s just a standard and again, no-one is forcing anyone to use a ratio.

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#1263752
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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SilverWook said:

So are sound and color. 😉

No they’re not, unless you see in black and white or are deaf. People see colors and hear sounds outside cinema. Sure, we also see everything in 3D, but the 3D movies are artificially made to look like that from 2D and it’s all one big special effect, they’re not actual 3D holograms or live theatre. That’s just the lamest and oldest excuse if someone doesn’t like 3D that then there shouldn’t be sound either. 3D has tried 3 times in the 67 years and it has always failed, because it’s a gimmick and adds next to nothing to the story. Only Gravity has improved from it what I’ve seen, and many has agreed. But you’re right about that, that playing with colors is a gimmick. That’s why I hate how modern films look like, bunch of teal & orange with huge contrast and they change it every time you travel to another country in a film. That IS a gimmick.

I’m just wishing this whole 3D thing goes away so I can watch 2D versions on the big screen again. Aquaman was the first one ever to get a 2D release on the biggest 3D screen in a multiplex here. So I guess now is the turning point.

Edit: and just to make one more point, you can still film in B&W and without sound if you’d want to, and no-one is going to make you force to see them in color on the biggest screen or ask more money for it.