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« Reply #285 on: March 16, 2005, 01:29:10 AM »
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« Reply #286 on: May 26, 2005, 02:22:34 PM »
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The 2nd disc has some fantastic extras, very insiteful. The commentary is pretty nice. Interesting tidbit that I didn't know was that Leo was completelly committed to the very end even up to post production.
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« Reply #287 on: May 26, 2005, 03:31:13 PM »
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why are the greens blue?

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« Reply #288 on: May 26, 2005, 03:50:25 PM »
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i think this plays drastically better on the big screen
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« Reply #289 on: May 26, 2005, 03:54:04 PM »
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i think this plays drastically better on the big screen


i had the same impression after watching the DVD.

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« Reply #290 on: May 30, 2005, 06:44:19 PM »
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it absolutely plays better on the big screen, but i think it's still great. and i'm pretty sure that the greens are blue because it was shot in two-tone technicolor (up until hepburn estate, anyway) but I may be mistaken.

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« Reply #291 on: May 30, 2005, 06:47:12 PM »
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why are the greens blue?


Quote from: Ultrahip
i'm pretty sure that the greens are blue because it was shot in two-tone technicolor (up until hepburn estate, anyway) but I may be mistaken.


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For some reason, the grass and beet field were blue in the theater I saw this at. Anyone know why it would be missing the color yellow?


could be this,   from imdb trivia:

Scorsese designed each year in the film to look just the way a color film from that time period would look. Achieved mainly through digitally enhanced postproduction, Scorsese recreated the look of Cinecolor and two-strip Technicolor. Watch in particular for the scene where Hughes meets Errol Flynn in the club. Hughes is served precisely placed peas on a plate, and they appear blue or turquoise
just as they'd have looked in the primitive two-strip Technicolor process. As Hughes ages throughout the film, the color gets more sophisticated and full-bodied.
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« Reply #292 on: May 30, 2005, 11:50:16 PM »
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:oops:  sorry, i missed that... i should prolly stop skimming over most posts.  it's gotten me in a lot of trouble lately.

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« Reply #293 on: June 04, 2005, 04:29:58 PM »
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i don't know if this has been brought up earlier in this thread. but i read this following post over at imdb's the aviator thread:

Hidden Skeleton In Courtroom Scene!
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It is exactly at 2:22:44. At the beginning of the trial, after he stands to take his oath. Slow that part down or go frame by frame until you get it. During the third camera flash, Howard Hughes' full body skeleton appears in the flash. You can see right through him!!! It's awesome! You can see it fully in only one frame, then it fades out in the next frame, then the fottage goes to black and white for about another two frames. It happens very fast when you are watching the film. You have to slow it down to see it! Don't worry. You'll see it!


i've tried to freeze frame a couple of times but i couldn't see anything. has anyone here who have the dvd noticed this? i really need to see a cap of it if anyone wants to post it. thanks.

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« Reply #294 on: June 04, 2005, 05:26:24 PM »
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i havent noticed, but it is obvious scorsese is paying tribute to Monster Squad where lightning flashes and you can see Dracula's skeleton for a frame or two.  he truly is a student of cinema.
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« Reply #295 on: June 04, 2005, 08:07:41 PM »
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Hehehe.


As to it playing better on the big screen, I dunno. I appreciated the lighting a lot more when I got to look at it on the tiny monitor in my living room. Marty's looking to be developing a bit of a different visual style, and he really got Richardson to go along with it on this one. I can see a clear link from Casino through Bringing Out The Dead, but this one is quite different (probably mostly because of the period and physical setting of the story and his ideas of mimicking those movies as mentioned previously, but still). Anyway, I enjoyed it even more in 'small'...
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« Reply #296 on: June 04, 2005, 10:45:56 PM »
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re: the skeleton effect. i did notice this - however it is not a skeleton - the image just shifts to B&W for a frame after the flash.
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« Reply #297 on: June 05, 2005, 07:25:13 AM »
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someone over at imdb posted this:


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« Reply #298 on: June 05, 2005, 07:55:32 AM »
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just look for the flesh-covered skeleton.
under the paving stones.

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« Reply #299 on: June 05, 2005, 01:41:46 PM »
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well i'll be damned
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