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Old May 12 2013, 06:54 PM   #76
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Old May 12 2013, 07:30 PM   #77
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I'm in my 50s and I don't ever recall a time when B&W was cheaper than color for amateur use. To get B&W movie film was damned near impossible, in fact. I think at 16mm level B&W was cheaper, maybe.
No idea about 35mm, but from personal experience, 16mm black and white stock is half the price of 16mm color stock. The processing cost was the same regardless of color.
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Old May 13 2013, 12:31 PM   #78
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I'm in my 50s and I don't ever recall a time when B&W was cheaper than color for amateur use.
I was talking about still photography in the 60s, 70s and early 80s. Colour pics were at least double the amount to get processed. 126 cartridges were about double b/w rolls.

My brother had a b/w Polaroid camera in the 70s and, when he upgraded to colour, the packs of instant film were at least double the cost.

Early ink-jet printer cartridges in the 90s: b/w was always cheaper than colour, although they made a sudden switcheroo about ten years ago - and it's now seemingly cheaper to print out drafts in colour?
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Old May 13 2013, 12:37 PM   #79
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Seen it at IMAX 3D today brilliant experience but after a while forgot the 3D was there but the sound and picture jaw dropping good !!! Going to see it in 2D tommorw can't wait for it !!!
Can you please come back and tell us how the 2D was? My family has basically voted me out and we're now watching it in 2D... I'll get a chance to watch it again, of course, in 3D IMAX with just the kids, but this time around the family rules.
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Old May 13 2013, 08:46 PM   #80
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it didn't have the bugs Avatar had for me, namely structures (e.g. furniture) being cut off and thus looking weird or 3D when it should be 2D (e.g. the picture in the locker).
Ummm, if "Avatar" was filmed with 3D cameras, how did a picture in a locker go 3D? Unless it was 3D to start with?
I have no idea but it happened. One of the friends I watched the movie with pointed it out as something that bugged her as well.


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If not, people are better protected against those blinding lens-flares.
Well, now that you mention it I did find them less noticeable this time around. Maybe that's the explanation.


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The first 3D movie I pay my money to see will be the first movie that uses 3D to such great effect that seeing the movie without it ruins the movie.
What would that be?

It's a silly rule. Like insisting on only paying for a color movie when color is used to such great effect that seeing the movie without it ruins the movie.

There is NO single film that is ruined by removing color.
Well, there were complaint letters to the BBC of people ranting about a scene in the movie "Magical Mystery Tour" where they had to stare at seemingly pointless scenery shots. In the actual scene the landscape changes colours but as the BBC showed it in black and white nobody saw that.
That's just one example that came to my mind immediately. Many films do rely on scenic shots that would be quite boring to look at in black and white. While I wouldn't follow Cinema Geekly's rule your comparison strikes me as defeating your point.
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Old May 13 2013, 09:56 PM   #81
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That's just one example that came to my mind immediately. Many films do rely on scenic shots that would be quite boring to look at in black and white. While I wouldn't follow Cinema Geekly's rule your comparison strikes me as defeating your point.
Come on, the term "boring" is so incredibly subjective... some might even find black and white scenery interesting.

A film is ruined when the film doesn't work anymore. Removing sound would ruin a modern film. But reducing 5.1 Surround Sound to 2.0 Stereo Sound doesn't ruin a film.

Heck, TOS was supposed to sell color TVs, which is why it's so colorful. Yet most people watched it in black and white, where, for example, the uniforms are not distinguishable. Still didn't ruin it for them, I take.

It wouldn't even ruin Schindler's List if you removed the colored dress.
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Old May 16 2013, 07:55 PM   #82
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I saw it in 3D, looks great. I think my local theater upgraded their projectors so it doesn't look as dark anymore.

I liked that the lens flare had a 3D effect and the warp effect looked amazing.
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Old May 16 2013, 08:00 PM   #83
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To be honest 3D to me is a scam I just don't see it, however the Imax part of it was outstanding I've never seen such a clear sharp image.
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Old May 16 2013, 08:32 PM   #84
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The excellent 3D is one of the only things this movie has going for it.
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Old May 16 2013, 08:37 PM   #85
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How can 3D be a scam, you generally have the option of going to see it in 2D, it's not like you are forced into watching it in 3D.
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