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Mavimao

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#1271667
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Has anyone tried up-scaling 28 days later?
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If you watch the deleted scenes, you can see that the footage went through a LOT of post processing to alleviate the harshness of the original video source.

It was also outputted to 35mm for release and judging by the quality of the home video releases, they scanned the 35mm negative instead of going back to the original DV tapes.

In a way…it’s already been upscaled.

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#1270737
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DrDre said:

pleasehello said:

Creox said:

I also think veering off too much and you have a SW indie film that a lot fewer people will want to see.

But would probably be infinitely more interesting. I’m probably in the minority here, but I would love to see a Star Wars story done on a smaller scale. You don’t need $200 million to make a good Star Wars movie.

I also don’t agree veering off would turn Star Wars into an indie film. That would imply that only by continually rehashing Empire vs rebels, Jedi vs Sith, and fallen apprentices Star Wars can remain relevant to a large audience. I believe other epic stories can be told, that expand the universe, and the lore without being so self-referential.

I agree with you Dré about this. After 9 main films, and 2 spin-offs, it’s time to move on from the Force and Jedi and Sith and the Skywalkers.

From what I’ve heard about the Rian trilogy and the Mandalorian, I think this seems to be the direction they want to go in.

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#1258101
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your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
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fmalover said:

I must admit Rey being super-duper strong in the Force doesn’t bother me as much as her being skilled at pretty much everything, being a mechanical engineering genius with intricate knowledge of all types of spaceships, an expert pilot, an accomplished marksman by simply grabbing a blaster and so on and so forth.

But the thing that really bothers me about the ST is the First Order being so goddamn powerful and wealthy despite being a fraction of the Empire, and it only takes about a week to regain control of the Galaxy.

As a fan of the ST, I will admit that having the 1st Order as a band of underdog terrorists would have made a much stronger narrative than the superpower we have now. JJ just couldn’t help but reset the clock.

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#1257950
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your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
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Re: Rey’s powers…

I honestly think the new makers want to re-shape the whole Force-training aspect of the original/prequel trilogy in order to move the narrative of new stories along faster.

Instead of having every new Force sensitive person having to dedicate a chunk of his or her life training (and thus taking up narrative time as well), we can do an X-Men-esque “awakening” in which characters are given raw powers but need guidance on what to do with those powers (so with great power comes great responsibility etc).

I understand fans’ frustrations with Rey’s sudden abilities, but did we really need another training montage?

“It’s the eye of the tauntaun, it’s the thrill of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge of the Sith!
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watchin’ us all with the eye of the Tauntaun”

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#1257638
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your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
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They don’t even MAKE the same filmstock anymore. It’s pretty much all Vision stock now.

And film negatives are cut still (the Orson Welles film on Netflix whose name escapes me) is the latest example. I know Paul Thomas Anderson’s film the master was done this way as well.

In terms of editing I really can’t think of anyone specifically who edits on a Steenbeck.