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#1 Ben Brahem Ziryab

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:25 PM

New Trailer:


Cinematography looks phenomenal. What does everyone think?
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#2 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:31 PM

New Trailer:


Cinematography looks phenomenal. What does everyone think?


Just watched the trailer about 30 minutes ago and I thought the very same. Even Scorsese went digital with Hugo but Spielberg is still shooting on film.
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#3 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:19 AM

He's one of the few true masters working today. The best need the best in acquisition. How long will it be before digital cameras can render color as well?
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:44 AM

Looks excellent! Next time 65mm, please. Can't Spielberg himself buy the film-department from Kodak?
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#5 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:31 AM

Looks excellent! Next time 65mm, please. Can't Spielberg himself buy the film-department from Kodak?


Honestly, he probably could.
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#6 John Holland

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:57 PM

Rather he bought Fuji . Sod Kodak they have bought their demise on themselves !!
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#7 georg lamshöft

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:44 PM

Kodak the printer-brand? The digicam-brand? You're right, but not the film-division. They have a pretty modern and productive facility in Rochester, they're profitable, they have unique know-how that can be diversified for non-photographic applications, they have the best negative-films on the market and they're propably cheap to buy, too... All they need is a solid long-term investor.

Come on, Mr. Spielberg, Nolan, Bay...

But thats OT...
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#8 Kieran Scannell

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:00 PM

That is a trailer that screams just how good film is! Except there are trailers with digital acquisition that look just as good.
This is the dilemma we are facing I'm afraid.
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#9 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:33 PM

That is a trailer that screams just how good film is! Except there are trailers with digital acquisition that look just as good.
This is the dilemma we are facing I'm afraid.


So why I am able to see one (film) as being better than the other (digital)?
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#10 Kieran Scannell

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:52 AM

So why I am able to see one (film) as being better than the other (digital)?


i don't know Bill I can't answer that question. The trailer of Lincoln looked fantastic but so does this one.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ZqfA1BocV44
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#11 Bruce Southerland

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:03 PM

New Trailer:


Cinematography looks phenomenal. What does everyone think?

That's a really nice looking trailer, but---where are the vampires?
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:18 PM

This looks fantastic. I can't wait to see it.
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#13 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:07 PM

i don't know Bill I can't answer that question. The trailer of Lincoln looked fantastic but so does this one.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ZqfA1BocV44


For me, digital still hasn't managed to capture the soft, textural qualities of film. The range in the shadows and highlights in film are still far superior in my opinion. I've been told I have a good eye, so I guess that's part of it. But the sense of depth and warmth are still where film conquers all other formats.
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#14 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:36 PM

Doesn't it look like Kaminski is just "doing Kaminski?"
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#15 Tom Jensen

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

The film looked great. I saw it today. The script is relly good and the acting was superb.
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#16 RAJENDRA BISWAS

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

I became a kaminski fan since I saw munich and saving private ryan...I admire him because he does so much in the film...I read somewear he still doesn't prefer DI and likes to do photchemical process
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#17 Matthew W. Phillips

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

Lincoln cinematography looks great to me. Much better, IMO, than Skyfall but I suppose I might get flamed by a Deakins fanboy.
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#18 RAJENDRA BISWAS

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:46 AM

Lincoln cinematography looks great to me. Much better, IMO, than Skyfall but I suppose I might get flamed by a Deakins fanboy.



dont worry I will cover you from that deakins(old man) fanboys...BANG BANG(munich style) see they are all dead...your safe now
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

Wow. Great movie. Excellent cinematography and acting. Regarding the cinematography, Janusz created some beautiful imagery. I liked how he purposely avoided using eyelight for several scenes. It gave Lincoln an almost archtypical resonance. I read both the ICG and ASC magazine articles about the film. ICG says Janusz used the Panavision Super Speed lenses and ASC misquotes and says he used Zeis Super Speed Lenses.

The opening scene where Lincoln visits the Union troops near the field of combat has a transcendental quality. There is baklit rain falling in the background and the somewhat hard light on his face. You can't see his eyes, but you FEEL the performance. A GREAT choice, indeed. I also like the daring use of high contrast ratios in scenes involving the shadowy behind -the-scenes politcial work. Good Stuff!!
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#20 Tom Jensen

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

Panavision Super Speed lenses are just rehoused Zeiss Super Speed lenses.
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