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The Man Who Wasn't There: 4/16 release

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Marc Colella, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

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    Paul_D Cinematographer

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  3. Richard Kim

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    Oh man, the Blood Simple commentary was one of the funniest

    I've heard.

    Great news on TMWWT release. Now if only Fox would get off their butts and release Miller's Crossing and Barton Fink on DVD!
     
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    AMEN on Millers Crossing and Barton Fink.
    I was forced to resort to buying a $8 VHS copy Of MC from Media Play the other day.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    And a spiffier version of Raising Arizona
     
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    Dan Brecher Producer

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    I was over the moon when I read the specs this morning. An absolute gem of a film, I can't wait!

    Dan (UK)
     
  7. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    I expect this disc to be a different kind of "torture test" for display devices. This isn't just a black-and-white film; it's almost a reinvention of black-and-white. I'm very curious to see how the technical folks dealt with the challenge of converting it to video.

    M.
     
  8. Mark Palermo

    Mark Palermo Second Unit

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    Michael, what do you mean? Is it that Deakins shot it in color and then transferred it to black and white (as is the case with most contemporary b&w movies). Actually, when I saw the film the entire first reel was in color. There've been numerous reportings of freak-prints of this movie.

    Mark
     
  9. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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  10. Mark Pfeiffer

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    I read somewhere that a few color reels were seen in Canada, but it was a mistake. The film was not intended to be seen in color.
     
  11. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    This was one of the perks of the day for me. Not only is a fantastic film being released but it's got a commentary by the Coen's (and at a nice RRP). April is turning into an expensive month for me. Lots of excellent titles being released. It's being re-released at my local theatre and i'm looking forward to catching this again, the cinematography was stunning. A highly recommended film for those who are yet to see it.
     
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    Mark Pfeiffer Screenwriter

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    Michael, I know no one is suggesting that, but this sort of thing can cause confusion. Consider it a preemptive strike. [​IMG]
     
  14. paul o'donnell

    paul o'donnell Second Unit

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    A colour-to-b&w comparison would be very sweet. Maybe it will be in the Deakins interview. Regardless, gimme gimme gimme [​IMG]
     
  15. Russ Lucas

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    I haven't seen The Man Who Wasn't There yet, but I'm guessing Deakins used the same digital process to de-colorize it that he used to enhance the color schemes in O Brother Where Art Thou. There's a great feature entitled "Painting With Pixels" on the O Brother disc which explains the process. Finally-- some CGI that I find enjoyable.
     
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    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Anyone have details on the upcoming Fargo SE?
     

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