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Old June 13 2013, 10:00 PM   #106
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Re: concept art and set photos!

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That is an example of an inept use of an effect best reserved for still photography that has only rarely really worked well in films.

It isn't a matter of being stylistically dated, just that it looks bad, both then (ogod SO bad in the theater you wanted to check your contact lenses) & now. TMP's use of soft or bounce lights didn't help, either. . .

If you want 'stylistically dated' then maybe you should look at Coppola's DRACULA, which used hand-cranked cameras at times (and to pretty good effect.)
The dual-focus diopter lens was popular among certain film directors, including Wise, during the 1970s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_fo...-focus_diopter

Wise's diopter is no different that JJ's lens flares. Both involve a director using a somewhat popular lens technology in several of their movies, ultimately dating them but the director is primarily concerned with interesting compositions at the time.
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