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Great practical effects films I'll always applaud the old school effects, if only for the immense work in just getting one ship to light up. Take this shot. It looks pretty straight forwards, ship in front of background moving around. But due to the nature of film is where things get tricky. To capture this correctly you have to film multiple passes for each different layer of lighting intensity; one for the windows, the running light, the dish and then the ambient and key lighting. But unlike the world of digital it's no simple matter combining this, these were often done in layers, often by overprinting on the same bit of film. The intense lighting used for things like buildings often led to things being combustible on set, such as Blade Runner where the Tyrell building was being re-purposed for something else melted. But inventiveness also works for practical effects as this still from Jedi shows. Yes that is a car being shoved through the set. Some people

«Les meilleurs films de tous les temps»: joies et devoirs de la liste Sight&Sound vient de publier son nouveau classement des meilleurs films du monde - Vertigo arrive premier. Notre critique cinéma Jean-Michel Frodon a participé à l'élaboration de ce classement. Il avait publié sur Slate un article expliquant comment; nous le republions aujourd'hui. publicité En 2012, comme tous les dix ans depuis 1952, Sight & Sound a demandé à quelques dizaines de critiques dans le monde d’établir leur liste des dix meilleurs films de tous les temps. Décider des dix meilleurs films de tous les temps? Absurde puisque cela oblige à mettre en concurrence des œuvres tellement différentes qu’il n’y a guère de sens à les classer les unes par rapport aux autres. Mais amusant pourtant, comme un retour à des jeux adolescents. Image de soi Que la grande majorité des critiques aient été cinéphiles, et à certains égards le demeurent, n’empêche pas cette distinction. C’est surtout utile parce que ces listes ont des effets. Honte et modestie (par ordre chronologique) Jean-Michel Frodon

Axe Cop Top 50 movie special effects shots CRITERIA FOR THIS LIST:This is not a list of 'iconic' SFX shots, such as the opening shot in Star Wars or the final shot in Back To The Future, etc. There are many fantastic SFX shots in cinema history that are artistically 'awesome' without qualifying here. For the purposes of this list, a shot has to be either a) exceptionally convincing, b) ground-breaking or c) an exemplary execution of an oft-used technique. Only one shot is allowed per film. A note about pagination (why the entries on this list are divided this way) 50: Alien: Resurrection (1997) - Ripley clone matures Jean-Pierre Jeunet's quirky fourth entry to the Alien series boasts many eccentric touches worthy of mention, including an elegant solution for the astronaut who even has to carry his whiskey freeze-dried, as well as the first CGI examples of H.R. 49: Just Imagine (1930) - Descent to New York penthouse 48: The Day After Tomorrow (2004) - Manhattan floods. 47: Saving Private Ryan (1998) - Bullets in the water. Cecil B.

Grands films disponibles gratuitement et légalement sur Youtube - Liste de 20 films par Sledgekind The Bible (Annotated) I have over the course of my life been exposed to the Christian Bible in many guises. As an adult I find that the text of the Christian Bible becomes more of a nonsense every time I visit it. As an effort to understand what it may be trying to say, I'm going to blog the KJV with annotations page by page and pose some questions that may have been answered before but that I think will have value to me and possibly to some others who have not thought to question it. I'll start at the beginning since the Christian Bible quite handily starts there too. Genesis 1 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Was God knocking about before the beginning or did he/she/it/they pop into existence at the same time as the creating began? 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. Which deep and which water? 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Fair enough 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. good good.

The Art of Practical Effects | James River Film Journal As noted by my other entries, I am biased towards natural cinematography shot on motion picture film. If it’s shot through a lens onto celluloid, count me in! Recently, I have been thinking about a list of films with flawless execution of “special” effects. 6. From the opening shot with Watson Pritchard’s disembodied head to Vincent Price puppeteering a skeleton at the climax of the film, this film is full of cleverly executed effects. 5. Victor Sjöström‘s Swedish Silent masterpiece showcases some of the earliest and most refined use of multiple exposure effects. 4. One of the best horror films ever made. 3. A world made up entirely of puppets and real sets and locations. 2. It was nice to see homage paid to Georges Melies work in the book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” 1. Somehow horror won out over charm in this list, but respects had to be paid to John Carpenter and his special effects team. Computers make it so easy to make the creative filmmaking process digital and industrial.

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50 Amazing Movie Facts! | 2. Samuel L. Jackson politely requests that anyone who claims not to enjoy watching themselves in movies to please stop lying. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 78% of all musicians-turned-actors are rappers, and of those, 58% are black, and only two are any good. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 19 years ago today, Hollywire's own film critic (me) wasin San Jose being scared out of his 10-year-old wits by the 7.1 Richterscale Bay Area earthquake. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

Red Dead Redemption: Influences Cinématographiques Principales (selon R*) - Liste de 12 films "J’aimais beaucoup les westerns, mais je ne réalisais pas à quel point ils étaient profonds ni comment l’Ouest a changé avec le temps. Les westerns des années 30 aux années 70 reflètent l’époque à laquelle ils ont été tournés, une confrontation entre cette époque et le passé de l’Amérique. Nous avons regardé énormément de westerns et en avons préféré deux : La Horde sauvage (Sam Peckinpah, 1969) et Impitoyable (Clint Eastwood, 1992). D’un point du vue purement narratif, nous avons été influencés par une sélection réduite de films des cinquante dernières années, ceux qui nous ont permis de garder à l’esprit les aspects de la mythologie de l’Ouest américain qui parlent au public du 21e siècle: Sans oublier les romans de Cormac Maccarthy et peut-être la série télévisée Lonesome Dove. - (lien à C/C dans la barre d'adresse)

9GAG Does The Dog Die? #TubeClash - The Movie There are "wookies" in the movie that look little like the ones in Star Wars, but are more like cute little fuzzballs. One of them is killed by a character by being cut in half, being mistaken for a monster. It however comes back to life as a zombie and appears as such for the rest of the movie and its sequels. So despite being killed, it is undead for most of its on-screen time and still has its consciousness. 10 Cloverfield Lane Two dead pigs, named Frank and Mildred, are seen briefly (they are never shown alive). 13 Cameras A newlywed couple have no idea their grim, lascivious landlord has been spying on them since they moved in. 2 Guns Chickens are buried up to their necks in the ground and their heads are shot off. 2012 The dog (a Japanese Chin) does not die. 21 Up Documentary. 22 Jump Street An octopus, a cockatoo, an iguana, a burro, several pigs and some doves all appear in the film; none are harmed. 25th Hour A dog is severely injured but recovers.

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