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#1 TJ TRIPP

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:03 PM

I feel a little weird posting this question here since I can see that this is a very technical board.

I saw Inception last night for the first time at the Sundance theater in SF.

I noticed a few scenes that looked blurry in a way I haven't noticed before. I mean it was really noticeable - it caught my attention.
Then there were also some bits that seemed very clear. So I assume it wasn't the projector's fault.

So were the blurred scenes intentional? Were they an accident that just didn't matter to the filmmakers? If they were intentional did Pfister just "unfocus" the camera or is it some sort of post effect? If they were intentional I didn't really notice any common thread but I've only seen the film once. At first I thought it had something to do with the layers of dreaming, but then I noticed it when they were recruiting and training with Ellen Page's character.

I googled Inception "blurry scenes" "out of focus" blurry etc... and all I came across were a couple of forum comments -
http://www.hometheat...90#post_3715645

Here's an interview with Wally Pfister - http://blog.moviefon...-wally-pfister/
He doesn't talk about it.
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:41 PM

I just found this thread - Inception in Imax - http://www.cinematog...opic=47230&st=0

Maybe I should have posted this in On-screen.

According to this description - http://www.sundancec....com/about.html the theater was probably using digital projection.
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 05:41 PM

I noticed the same thing.
I did not see it in IMAX.

And although I guess I must be the only one, (although I'm a huge Chris Nolan fan), I was a bit disappointed in this movie, as far as the writing/story goes.

I thought it was weak, and the suspence had to be 'rescued' in the form of nearly wall-to-wall overly dramatic music.
Without the music, it must have been just a giant blur of confusing dialog.

Maybe it's just my inherent distaste for the whole "oh wait, it's not real, it's a dream!!!!" plot cheats in movies.
It got really tiresome after about 40 minutes of that.

The last time that worked for me, was when I saw The Wizard of Oz when I was 9 years old.


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