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#1 Michael Coate

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 01:20 AM

Not a cinematography discussion per se, but here's a link to a list of theaters showing Disney & Pixar's "Cars" in digital projection.

http://www.fromscrip...rs_d_cinema.htm
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#2 Michael Nash

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 01:08 AM

I caught it today at the El Cap in HWD. Just looks spectacular. The animation is first rate, and the projection was as perfect as it gets. Even a solid black screen held up, and nary a pixel in sight. Smooooth....
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#3 Andy_Alderslade

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 04:28 PM

I caught it today at the El Cap in HWD. Just looks spectacular. The animation is first rate, and the projection was as perfect as it gets. Even a solid black screen held up, and nary a pixel in sight. Smooooth....


What's the actual film as a whole like, is Pixar beginining to slip or are they holding up their exceptional standards?
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#4 Michael Collier

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 08:08 PM

Well they are doing quite well in the boxoffice, and that translates directly to quality of movie.....right?
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#5 Michael Nash

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 09:04 PM

What's the actual film as a whole like, is Pixar beginining to slip or are they holding up their exceptional standards?


Exceptional standards. The photo-realism of the animation is outstanding, especially when they get into natural landscape exteriors. There's a drive through the mountains that will knock your socks off.

And the artistry and thought that went into every detail was terrific. There's subtlety in there that adds to both the believablity and story in many ways. Simple things like an ultra-thin layer of dust on the cars when they're frolicking in the dirt, or wisps of atmospheric dust in shafts of sunlight. And the lighting was top-notch as always. There's a bonus short film at the beginning (One Man Band), a trailer for Ratatouille and the expected bonus jokes during/after the credits.

As a movie The Incredibles offered me more, but Cars was still very enjoyable and superbly crafted.
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