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Spuffure

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#1240840
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The Silent Film Thread
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DominicCobb said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

My favourite silent film’s probably Lon Chaney’s Phantom of the Opera.

Ending’s a tad weak, but Chaney’s brilliantly unnerving. And I just love the two-colour Technicolor sequences.

If I were to watch this, which version should I seek out?

Flicker Alley is a great site that puts silent classics on DVDs. They might have one there.

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#1238860
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The Silent Film Thread
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SilverWook said:

It could be a makeup test or a publicity still. Alternate takes were probably not unusual even in the earliest days. Some silents were shot with two cameras side by side. Apparently done so two negatives of the film would be created. Work has been done to try and create a 3-D version of Phantom Of The Opera from the dual camera footage.

That is plausible

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#1238828
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The Silent Film Thread
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suspiciouscoffee said:

SilverWook said:

Spuffure said:

Has anyone noticed the iconic shot of the Man in the Moon seen in Georges Méliès’ Trip to the Moon is slightly different than the popular image? If so, why is it different? (The image seen in my avatar is the actual one seen in the film)

The actual shot is kind of gory. Stuff is running out of the Moon’s pierced eyeball! I don’t think that’s cheese…

Confirmed by the color version:

Compare that shot to this

His face is slightly different, his lips are different, and the blood is not really pouring, but rather splattered. Anyone have an explanation for this?

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#1238639
Topic
Video Game Thread
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chyron8472 said:

Spuffure said:

How do you feel about Origin? Is it awesome? Is it good? Is it bad? Is it trash?

As a service, it is better than it used to be but it is still inferior to Steam. Also, it’s annoying when a game bought on Steam requires Origin running to play the game.

I agree. I bought Sims 3 on Steam, but some things I believe required Origin, like the ‘SimPoints’ which is the currency used to buy cool stuff. I was quite upset, and it was one of the reasons I don’t play it much anymore.