60s film look

CASINOROYALECASINOROYALE Somewhere hot
edited October 2016 in Bond 26 & Beyond Posts: 1,003
Being someone who was in professional theater for 12 years, filmed commercials etc
I understand our camera technology is way better than what it was in the 60s...I am curious! Is it even remotely possible to recreate the exact film look of Connery's Bond films with today's technology? I ask because I have always thought it would be interesting to see someone like Craig's Bond using the camera and color grade they had for Thunderball and Goldfinger.

Is it even possible to recreate the exact film appearance they had? If they did reboot the series with a new actor
I feel like it'd be really to see them go back to the 60s and set it in that exact time and style.


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  • Posts: 1,296
    Being someone who was in professional theater for 12 years, filmed commercials etc
    Aren't you like 22? :)
  • Posts: 6,432
    I would think it would be easy enough to recreate, having watched the first three films upscaled to Ultra HD recently they don't look that old at all barring front and rear screen projection shots.
  • Posts: 6,432
    Before digital technology great films were made by over coming adversity and pushing the envelope in what was previously possible, today with a decent budget it's all too easy which stunts creativity to a degree.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Tarantino and Rodriguez did something similar with their Grindhouse films. Made them look like they were made in the 70s. Perhaps they overdid it a bit, but it was a good attempt. Not the films themselves, mind you.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Rodriguez's attempt was horrendous.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Was that the one that was made to look as it was torn and damaged by light and age? It was a bit much.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Yes. It was a bit too much.
  • Posts: 16,466
    A bit too much yes, but at the same time very entertaining!
  • CASINOROYALECASINOROYALE Somewhere hot
    edited October 2016 Posts: 1,003
    IGUANNA wrote: »
    Being someone who was in professional theater for 12 years, filmed commercials etc
    Aren't you like 22? :)

    Started when I was young.

    I have done a lot of film editing just messing around so I was curious if there were ways to do it.

    Oh and they actually filmed part of grindhouse 5 minutes from my house at a historic jail.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    If you have done a lot of film editing, then you know there is editing equipment with the appropriate tools/programs to change the look of the film. Even make it look older.
  • CASINOROYALECASINOROYALE Somewhere hot
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    If you have done a lot of film editing, then you know there is editing equipment with the appropriate tools/programs to change the look of the film. Even make it look older.

    Obviously.. It never looks legit though.
    Most editing programs will have a "vintage" or "retro", color grade effect but it is mainly a bunch of static or showing the film roll occasionally appear.
  • Posts: 315
    You can't duplicate the look unless you use actual film rather than digital. Film is quite expensive and all the studios have opted for economics over quality. Even Disney abandoned film after 'The Lion King'.

    I've tried watching many of my Russ Meyer films in their original format and also on HD and they all hold up. Probably because Russ was a genius with a camera and was able to capture the bounteous surroundings in his films. Hitchcock, Lean and Spielberg are grade school directors compared to him. Here he is with a struggling writer-Roger Ebert-who helped write 'Beyond the Valley of the Dolls'=an obvious Oscar snub.

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  • dominicgreenedominicgreene The Eternal QOS Defender
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    It's all about the way it's shot and the imperfections.

    In theory I'd try to maybe lower the contrast, add grain, and use a Connery color palette... maybe some gate weaving... I'd also try to blur it a bit.
  • CASINOROYALECASINOROYALE Somewhere hot
    Posts: 1,003
    It's all about the way it's shot and the imperfections.

    In theory I'd try to maybe lower the contrast, add grain, and use a Connery color palette... maybe some gate weaving... I'd also try to blur it a bit.

    The man from uncle remake did something similar. Actually liked it, had a retro vibe to it. Not sure how it would work with a Bond film though?
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe Given the circumstances
    edited November 2016 Posts: 7,346
    I thought Spectre did it a bit. That scene where he is in his dressing gown, looking at the photo, looks a bit grainy like the old films. I thought it was a stylistic choice.
  • Posts: 4,325
    Sure, you just use the same cameras and film stock that they would have used - if you can find them.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Wouldn t it be possible to just modify current equipment or remake older models?

    Of course it would.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Modern cameras will never be able to capture the magic of the old films.

    Film with old cameras, then send the reel to be polished and remastered. You have what you want. ;)
  • Posts: 4,325
    You would have to use authentic equipment from the time - that means the cameras, film stock, lenses, lighting and film processing that they would have used.
  • SilvermothSilvermoth Australia
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    They kind of pulled it off with Last Night in Soho. But I think if you keep going back to the 60s people are going to start seeing bond as pure nostalgia
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