Post by Ribs, Suthers' Pal on Dec 26, 2016 18:00:51 GMT
The internet is abuzz with discussion of the latest adventure in the "Star Wars" series of films, the ninth installment of the series. Even though he has not appeared in the intervening seven entries, JJ Abrams and George Lucas decided to bring back the popular character Grand Moff Tarkin, as played by fan favorite Dr. Who Peter Cushing. I'm not sure as to the science but I believe they put puddy on his skeleton and moved it around with some strings like a puppet show and through "movie magic" (industry slang) have returned Peter Cushing to life like Pinocchio.
So, being we have this available to us, should we protest outside George Lucas' house until he finally gives us the Daleks v Mechanoids movie Dr. Who has always deserved? What do you think?
THey should. Maybe give them more canonicity? Like, imply that he's the Other!
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Post by Draculasaurus on Jan 17, 2017 15:05:56 GMT
Did y'all see that terrifying Cushing thing in Rogue One? It was really disturbing. I'm not so worried whether it was respectful to the actor or not, it was just a disturbing image. I kept thinking; This looks so terrible I must be looking at it the wrong way, maybe my eyes are focusing on the mouth when I would normally watch an actor's eyes. No that wasn't it. I think someone could make a film that actually takes advantage of how creepy the effect is. Anyway, I wish they had just found a skinny guy who could do the voice and put on a fake nose or chin or whatever. That would have been so much better.
Post by Draculasaurus on Jan 17, 2017 17:07:03 GMT
Yeah, de-aging seems to work better. I've seen it with Robert Downy Jr. and Michael Douglas in that Avengers one and in Ant Man. It was maybe slightly less than perfect, but not weird. Like when they show a still photo exterior shot in an old movie and you can tell it's not shot with a moving camera, but there's nothing really wrong with it. You never doubt that it's a real house though. It's not creepy, there seems like a real person in there.
The only time I really didn't like it was the strange deaging effect used in X-Men Last Stand but that was so long ago I feel the tech has got a lot better since.
There's also the budget version they did for Red Dragon when they didn't use computers and just sellotaped Hopkins' wrinkly face back a bit. Which i think they attempted on Hollywood star of stage and screen Miss Delores Gray in Silver Nemesis with not as good results. It was on a commentary or Making Of docu or something.
Canonical proof that The DW Adventures were pioneering this sort of shit back in 1988.
Post by Draculasaurus on Jan 19, 2017 20:12:29 GMT
Marvel also did some very effective stuff making Captain America small and skinny at the beginning of his first film. I think something like that might work better than a full CG person. Essentially twisting and re-scaling a real person's features to match Cushing's or whoever.
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