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#1 Daniel Porto

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 09:43 PM

Just saw this movie... looked pretty good - nice use of the love heart bokeh on the bus!!!!

Just one question... I believe that this movie was shot on anamorphic but released as 1:85. So is there a groundglass that allows you to frame for 1.85 when shooting for anamorphic (even though it was designed for 2:40).

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#2 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 12:14 AM

There are all sorts of combo ground glasses out there, and some that are custom marked.
I've pencil marked 1.85 frame lines on a scope ground glass for clients. Most rental houses have the capability to do this, but it's a tedious process to do properly, and removing the lines later can damage the surface, so it's not something you'd do for a 2 day student shoot for example. Often small tick marks at the frame corners are sufficient.
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#3 Valentin Farkasch

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 12:24 AM

they didn't shoot the entire movie anamorphic but the fight scenes and yes they had a special ground glass provided by panavision.
the rest is spherical 4-perf super35

Edited by Valentin Farkasch, 15 August 2010 - 12:26 AM.

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#4 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 01:06 AM

The only film I can think of that did a 1.85 finish with anamorphic lenses was Babel. All the Japan scenes were anamorphic, while the US/Mexico scenes were spherical and the Morocco/Pitt scenes were S16mm.

Why would did they only shoot fight scenes this way?
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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 07:18 AM

Directed of course by another Brit who managed to find success only by leaving.
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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 09:47 AM

I believe they wanted to get the anamorphic lens effects in the frame with regards to how it handles out of focus areas as well as flaring. Don't quote me on that, but I'm pretty sure I read that someplace (american cinematographer of last month July '10 I seem to recall.)
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#7 Jayson Crothers

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:49 PM

There was a short lived TV show called "Miracles" back in 2003 that shot with anamorphic lenses but composed for 4x3 because they liked the optical qualities of the lenses - there's an AC article on it: http://www.theasc.co...ine/index.html.
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#8 Mike Donis

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:49 PM

A lot of the fight scenes were shown in the frame letterboxed to scope, when the majority of the movie filled the 1.85 projection area. Some very cool, in-your-face direction. Fun cinema!

...and Toronto playing Toronto was a very nice change!
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#9 Keith Mottram

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 08:59 AM

Directed of course by another Brit who managed to find success only by leaving.



erm phil he was kind of successful on this side of the pond... in fact looking at the gross of scot pilgrim maybe more so!
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#10 Joseph Arch

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:26 AM

The budget was $60 million but it only made back $26 million. Bot a good sign that he will get another deal to make a film.
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