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#1 Dan Hasson

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 01:52 PM

This looks amazing.

Looking forward to watching the film.

 


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#2 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 05:31 PM

Villeneuve hasn't let me down recently, his last two movies were very entertaining. I'm so excited he took on this project because I have a feeling he will hit it a home run, especially with Deakins shooting it. Villeneuve cares deeply about the source material and doing justice to the original film.

I'm happy Harrison is on board, though I have a feeling he will have a small role.

Looking forward to seeing a real trailer sometime during the summer.

One side note... I wonder if Warner will strike 70mm prints for this release... that would be seriously cool if they did, even though it's shot with the Alexa 65.
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#3 Justin Hayward

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 11:44 PM

A new "Blade Runner" had my curiosity, Denis Villeneuve has my attention.  


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 03:53 PM

Goosebumps!!! 

Roger Deakins might finally win oscar for this.


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#5 John Holland

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 05:33 PM

Not shot on Alex 65 . Alexa XT studio and other standard Alexa cameras.


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#6 KH Martin

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:01 PM

Deakins has said that he thinks all the 4K cameras give you too much, so no surprise he is sticking with the older Alexas rather than getting with the 65.


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#7 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 10:48 PM

Not shot on Alex 65 . Alexa XT studio and other standard Alexa cameras.


Right from IMDB:

Arri Alexa 65, Hasselblad Prime 65 Lenses
Arri Alexa XT Studio, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
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#8 Jonathan Tinsley

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 12:47 AM

So does this end the conversation about Deckard being a replicant or not?


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#9 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 02:00 AM

So does this end the conversation about Deckard being a replicant or not?

 

 

I believe the directors cut shows that he is.. the studio cut totally lost the whole point of the origami unicorn..  Deckard dreams about unicorns.. Gaff knows his dreams..shown by his making the origami one.. knocked over in the final scene..  therefore he is a replicant ..  this was Scotts cut.. but the studio cut out the dream sequence .. in their typical artlessness ..  


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 05:33 AM

You really can't belive all you read on IMDB !


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#11 Bas Jan Ader Endimione

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 07:05 AM

Yeah I guess Deakins will delight us with stunning smoking backlits and amazing silhouttes but Villeneuve to me is an overrated director, full of entirely branding topoi... the crisis of cinematic storytelling is definitely blown if the big budgets are only deliverable for shooting prequels or sequels... Here we have only an imagery of third hand, whereas the first Scott’s Blade Runner Scott was entirely indebted to the noir of the 30s and 50... it is not a good advertisement for cinema


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#12 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:23 AM

Seemed a bit... yellow.

 

Not enough towering ziggurats in the omniscient downpour.

 

More noodle bars, less sand?


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#13 Kendrick Gray

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:42 PM

I can't wait for this. I've been trying to copy that lighting for this short film I'm working on.


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#14 Justin Hayward

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 11:04 PM

Seemed a bit... yellow.

 

Not enough towering ziggurats in the omniscient downpour.

 

More noodle bars, less sand?

I don't understand what you mean.  Are you criticizing or being sarcastic?


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#15 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 12:00 AM

 the omniscient downpour.

 

 

Omnipresent, surely?


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#16 Jonathan Tinsley

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 01:00 AM

 

 

I believe the directors cut shows that he is.. the studio cut totally lost the whole point of the origami unicorn..  Deckard dreams about unicorns.. Gaff knows his dreams..shown by his making the origami one.. knocked over in the final scene..  therefore he is a replicant ..  this was Scotts cut.. but the studio cut out the dream sequence .. in their typical artlessness ..  

From what I understood it's always been open to interpretation. Scott says he is, Phillip K. Dick says he isn't. I think I've even heard Ford doesn't think he is.

 

I bring that up because replicants only have like a four year life span right? So it's been a few decades now and he's still alive.


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#17 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 01:52 AM

From what I understood it's always been open to interpretation. Scott says he is, Phillip K. Dick says he isn't. I think I've even heard Ford doesn't think he is.

 

I bring that up because replicants only have like a four year life span right? So it's been a few decades now and he's still alive.

 

 

Or is he alive ..?   well yes its all good for films to have on going mysteries.. but does it not seem obvious..the dream of the unicorn .. Gaff makes the origami one (shown in also the last shot,being knocked over as the leave the apartment ).. the dreams and memories of replicants are all made up.. Gaff knows Decker's dreams.. thats how he shows it.. of course it only makes sense if you show the dream sequence.. seemingly lost on the suits who made the release cut..  I haven't read the book.. but the film would seem so..?


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#18 Dan Hasson

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 03:48 AM

You really can't belive all you read on IMDB !

The technical specifications always seem to be correct on IMDb. Never not seen anything that isn't true there. However I haven't heard anyone behind 2049 say what this has been shot with. But the Alexa 65 is such a popular camera now that I wouldn't be surprised. 


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#19 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 04:03 AM

Roger expressed his view point on the larger imager Alexa 65 in 2015 before they went into production on Blade Runner. It was clear he wasn't that interested in the new box of tricks because it added post workflow headaches and he didn't see the necessity of the larger, higher resolution imager.

Yet Arri claims the movie is shot with the 65 and so do the press releases.

Not that it's a big deal, but it's just an interesting side note because that would mean non-anamorphic, which is a staple of the Blade Runner and in my eyes, critical to it's look. It's clear the cinematography will be spherical on the movie, which is unfortunate. Deakins isn't really an anamorphic guy anyway, he likes things clean.
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#20 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 06:05 AM

I don't understand what you mean.  Are you criticizing or being sarcastic?

 

I'm not that sure how much it looks like Blade Runner. Too much desert, not enough anamorphic flares.

 

 

Still, that's the trailer, I shall reserve judgment on the film, of course.


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