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Cutting Edge Cinema: The Hobbit and 48 fps

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spymaster@theonering.net

May 9 2012, 10:24pm

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"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, one of the first feature film to use 48 fps technology, is high on the list of 'cutting edge' film technology mentioned in this Wall Street Journal article.

"It's beautiful, like night and day," says John Knepp, president of Cleveland-based Cooperative Theatres Inc., a chain with around 300 screens, who saw 10 minutes of raw "Hobbit" footage that was shown at the higher frame rate at CinemaCon."
Other new technology mentioned in the article includes laser projection and vibrating seats (yes, vibrating seats). The 48 fps jury is still definitely out but, would vibrating seats sway your vote? Which side of the debate do you come out on? Read More...

(This post was edited by Altaira on May 10 2012, 3:41am)


Phibbus
Rohan


May 10 2012, 12:24pm

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Other new technology mentioned in the article includes [..] vibrating seats (yes, vibrating seats). The 48 fps jury is still definitely out but, would vibrating seats sway your vote? Which side of the debate do you come out on?


William Castle did this with motors in The Tingler in '59. Sensurround tried it with subwoofers in the '70s. I guess 3D and high frame rates aren't the only old things that are new again.

Man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream.


JWPlatt
Grey Havens


May 10 2012, 2:36pm

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Vibrating seats? If you open this book, it has gimmick written all over it, like Smellovision and 3D always have had. And the Emperor is still naked.


RaoulJ
Rivendell


May 10 2012, 3:11pm

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Lucky Luke
Bree


May 10 2012, 5:21pm

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Not sure I want to find out what hobbit feet smell likeWink!


Bumblingidiot
Rohan

May 11 2012, 10:51am

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I think vibrating seats could work with certain kinds of film. Not that I've ever seen any, being a good Catholic and everything.


DanielLB
Immortal


May 11 2012, 10:58am

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Vibrating seats seems a little excessive. I want to enjoy a film, not be vibrated and be destracted! It's annoying enough having children behind you kicking your chair, let alone a self-vibrating chair!

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Bumblingidiot
Rohan

May 12 2012, 1:29pm

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I think we're thinking about different types of film.


DanielLB
Immortal


May 12 2012, 3:07pm

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Bumblingidiot
Rohan

May 14 2012, 2:00pm

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If I went into detail, it would lower the tone.


DanielLB
Immortal


May 14 2012, 2:01pm

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