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#1 Nooman Naqvi

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 11:08 PM

I had a question, most Pakistani movies have this "stale" look. In this case, this movie was shot in year 2002 on 35mm film stock. Do you think they used expired film stock? Please click below to view the 20 seconds sample from a movie.

Also, the focus is not sharp. Is that lense related issue?

20 second sample of a film (please right click and Save Target As)

Edited by Nooman Naqvi, 21 October 2006 - 11:08 PM.

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#2 Nooman Naqvi

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:57 AM

anyone? :)
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#3 John Holland

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:26 PM

Its looks to me as bad lab work , printing wise . Bit flatly lit to ,which doesnt help. John Holland , London.
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#4 Nooman Naqvi

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 05:16 PM

Is there a possibility that the film stock was expired?
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#5 David Venhaus

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 08:39 PM

The problems with old expired film stocks, if improperly stored, may exhibit color shifts, loss of speed and/or fogging to various degrees.
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#6 Luke Allein

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 02:11 PM

What makes some American Hollywood movies "stale looking"?

I noticed "Dont Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead" looks really washed out and like crap, like all the colors are faded.

Also, the print for the original "Die Hard" looks rough as well as "Ghostbusters". I mean Die hard and "Babysitter" arent even that old, what's up with that?
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