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If there is an agenda

SirDennisC
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Feb 25 2013, 6:34pm


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the only one that makes sense to me is that the Academy wanted to award the use of CGI to create a restrained, simple or stylish product rather than the clichéd, over-the-top tending to garish imagery we see so much of anymore.

CGI carries the risk that it can be perceived as self indulgent -- just because you can do almost anything visually, doesn't mean you should.

Regarding visual effects and production design a Tolkien quote comes to mind once more:


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“Where then resides the special virtue of Beowulf, if the common element (which belongs largely to the language, and to a literary tradition) is deducted? It resides, one might guess, in the theme, and the spirit this has infused into the whole. For, in fact, if there were a real discrepancy between theme and style, that style would not be felt as beautiful but as incongruous or false.


Switch out "Beowulf" for any work of art and I think the same conclusion can be drawn (tried to warn them). It may just be that the story was overwhelmed by the effects?

The technical awards aren't just for the finest, best looking, most titillating... but chiefly, I should hope, for the most appropriate use of technology when making a film.


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Feb 25 2013, 6:37pm)

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Oscars tonight! Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 24 2013, 4:03pm
    Good luck to the production team :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Feb 24 2013, 4:06pm
    Same here Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 24 2013, 4:29pm
        I'm going to watch TORN's live feed Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 24 2013, 4:32pm
    To be honest Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Feb 24 2013, 5:23pm
        It has one chance frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Feb 24 2013, 5:48pm
            Agreed DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Feb 24 2013, 6:08pm
                You mean visual effects... frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Feb 24 2013, 6:19pm
                Sound editing? Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Feb 24 2013, 6:20pm
                    My mistake DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Feb 24 2013, 6:44pm
                        Sorry sorry I was quoting the LA Times?// Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 24 2013, 7:52pm
            I won't be surprised if they don't win at all. Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 24 2013, 6:17pm
                I'm surprised Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Feb 25 2013, 7:21am
    TVNZ had a report last night from TORN's pre-Oscars art event, Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Feb 24 2013, 6:20pm
        Here it is! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Feb 24 2013, 6:26pm
            Awesome! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 24 2013, 6:33pm
        TV report on our home page now, Ataahua. Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Feb 24 2013, 6:34pm
    random thots.... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Feb 24 2013, 7:41pm
        I've seen most of them... cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Feb 24 2013, 8:10pm
            Next VBlog after theAwards? Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 24 2013, 8:54pm
                Hope this link works Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 24 2013, 9:47pm
    Weta's hedging their bets. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Feb 24 2013, 10:10pm
    Visual effects went to Life of Pi? WTH? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 25 2013, 2:19am
        Hair went that French Musical..Robbed?/// Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 25 2013, 3:17am
            FRENCH musical, Bomby?:) Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Feb 25 2013, 7:02am
        Would seem Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Feb 25 2013, 7:09am
            If there is an agenda SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 25 2013, 6:34pm

 
 
 

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