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Old 11-25-2012, 03:39 PM   #4821
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Went to see "Life of Pi" last night. What a wonderful movie. The cinematography is breathtaking (I guarantee you've never seen water filmed so many different ways).

It wasn't until after I got home that I did some reading and found that many of the animal scenes were done using computer graphics. That's not surprising I guess, given that it would be dangerous to film a tiger and a young boy in a small boat. However, what's surprising is that the CGI scenes are so seamless you can't tell what's real and what's computer generated. And the effects don't detract at all from the story - which is the most important thing.
I saw a review on the CBS morning show, it looked fascinating. We had talked about going with BIL in the Chicago area. Sad we missed it, too much Costco and celebration....
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #4822
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Today I watched both versions of The Haunting . The 1963 black and white and the last one made in 1999. Same story but very differently made.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:42 PM   #4823
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Today I watched both versions of The Haunting . The 1963 black and white and the last one made in 1999. Same story but very differently made.
Which did you prefer?
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:45 PM   #4824
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Went to see "Life of Pi" last night. What a wonderful movie. The cinematography is breathtaking (I guarantee you've never seen water filmed so many different ways).

It wasn't until after I got home that I did some reading and found that many of the animal scenes were done using computer graphics. That's not surprising I guess, given that it would be dangerous to film a tiger and a young boy together in a small boat. However, what's surprising is that the CGI scenes are so seamless you can't tell what's real and what's computer generated. And the effects don't detract at all from the story - which is the most important thing.
I'd really like to see this. Not sure if we can squeeze it into the budget but I'm hoping we can.

Currently watching Star Wars: A New Hope. Up next, Empire Strickes Back!
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:51 PM   #4825
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We just picked up Expendables 2, will report back once done...if I can get Shrek to turn off the football game.
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Absolutely want to see "Life of Pi." I thought I bought the book, but now I don't see it in the stack.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:56 PM   #4827
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Which did you prefer?
I really like both but you have to use your imagination more in the early 1963 version.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:11 PM   #4828
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:56 AM   #4829
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We just picked up Expendables 2, will report back once done...if I can get Shrek to turn off the football game.
I have heard that is quite a good film Fi
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:31 AM   #4830
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I have heard that is quite a good film Fi
Did you read what I wrote a few posts back? It is a hoot! I'm quite sure you and Shrek have seen all the action movies referred to, so you should both get a few good laughs.
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