Die Another Day vs Spectre.

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  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    SP's cinematography is even worse knowing they went from the beauty of Deakins' prowess to a piss-stained filter.

    Did Hoity Toityma actually piss on the filter? Is that an artistic method? At least it is cheap.

    It's either that, or he worked on the film in the middle of a Chinese street and all the air pollution seeped into the footage.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Paradox Hotel
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    Either way, very creative.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    SP's cinematography is even worse knowing they went from the beauty of Deakins' prowess to a piss-stained filter.

    Did Hoity Toityma actually piss on the filter? Is that an artistic method? At least it is cheap.

    More money for Mendes to blow on the explosion? @Thunderfinger, I think you cracked it!
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    I'd sooner have Hoyte's fine cinematography, piss filter and all, than DAD's hyperactive-toddler-with-a-handful-of-magic-markers colour palette that in some scenes looks like someone has thrown a bag of skittles at the screen.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Paradox Hotel
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    Very true.
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
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    I'd sooner have Hoyte's fine cinematography, piss filter and all, than DAD's hyperactive-toddler-with-a-handful-of-magic-markers colour palette that in some scenes looks like someone has thrown a bag of skittles at the screen.

    Except for the color palette used in the DAD PTS. Too bad they went all Batman and Robin for the rest of the film.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    I'd sooner have Hoyte's fine cinematography, piss filter and all, than DAD's hyperactive-toddler-with-a-handful-of-magic-markers colour palette that in some scenes looks like someone has thrown a bag of skittles at the screen.

    Except for the color palette used in the DAD PTS. Too bad they went all Batman and Robin for the rest of the film.

    Fair point.

    I'll go out on a limb here and say crane shot of the North Korean flag fluttering and the troops assembling is one of the great shots in Bond.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    It's certainly ominous I'll give you that.

    I quite like the desaturated and bleak North Korean scenes which contrasts well with the vibrant, colouful scenes in Cuba.

    But once Bond get to Iceland, the colour pallet, along with the rest of the film, went downhill, being too saturated and busy.
  • edited November 2017 Posts: 12,279
    I actually quite like DAD visually. The North Korea scenes have that ominous washed out look to them and Cuba feels really colourful and retro and 60s. The characters all have distinctive looks to them too. Iceland looks cheap but I never thought the colour palette was an issue. I like how colourful the film is and I even like some of the sped up camera shots, gives the film a nice energy.

    I think after how bland and dreary TND and (as much as I hate to admit it) TWINE looked/felt, it was a big improvement.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    I actually quite like DAD visually. The North Korea scenes have that ominous washed out look to them and Cuba feels really colourful and retro and 60s.


    I agree.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I liked the colour palette in DAD too, the contrast of NK to Cuba etc. However, those CGI icebergs were way too blue!
  • ForYourEyesOnlyForYourEyesOnly In the untained cradle of the heavens
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    DAD has a couple of good shots but that pathetic CGI ruins any visual contest it hopes to have with another film.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    I would give that prize to the film with the hazy, smog evoking filters.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    I would give that prize to the film with the hazy, smog evoking filters.

    That's actually the only thing in SP that really irks me. Well, okay, the 'brotherly' thing bugs me a little. I edit that out in my head.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    How about the finally in the old MI6 building? The photos, the running around aimlessly, etc?
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Roadphill wrote: »
    I truly hate the cinematography of SP. I can't understand why people like it. It looks as though the film was dropped in coffee before it was developed.
    It looks like it was dropped in something that's for sure, but coffee is not what comes to mind.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    I am all for the use of filter for mood, but that same sickly tint is used so frequently throughout the film that it becomes depressing and oppressive.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    How about the finally in the old MI6 building? The photos, the running around aimlessly, etc?

    Well old man, I'm all about atmosphere and bravado... I quite like every bit of the end of the movie, even the impossible bullet-in-the-turbine gag.
    Almost as good as the Gustav-in-the-turbine gag in DAD.
    Zao's million-dollar acne is the bit I like least in DAD, btw. ;)
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Never had an issue with the colour palette in DAD at all. Nor did I have a problem with the SP PTS sequence.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    How about the finally in the old MI6 building? The photos, the running around aimlessly, etc?

    Well old man, I'm all about atmosphere and bravado... I quite like every bit of the end of the movie, even the impossible bullet-in-the-turbine gag.
    Almost as good as the Gustav-in-the-turbine gag in DAD.
    Zao's million-dollar acne is the bit I like least in DAD, btw. ;)

    I love diamond Zao! Great henchman in every way.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    How about the finally in the old MI6 building? The photos, the running around aimlessly, etc?

    Well old man, I'm all about atmosphere and bravado... I quite like every bit of the end of the movie, even the impossible bullet-in-the-turbine gag.
    Almost as good as the Gustav-in-the-turbine gag in DAD.
    Zao's million-dollar acne is the bit I like least in DAD, btw. ;)

    I love diamond Zao! Great henchman in every way.

    But he could have just popped those and become rich... ;)
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited November 2017 Posts: 15,423
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    How about the finally in the old MI6 building? The photos, the running around aimlessly, etc?

    Well old man, I'm all about atmosphere and bravado... I quite like every bit of the end of the movie, even the impossible bullet-in-the-turbine gag.
    Almost as good as the Gustav-in-the-turbine gag in DAD.
    Zao's million-dollar acne is the bit I like least in DAD, btw. ;)
    I love diamond Zao! Great henchman in every way.
    But he could have just popped those and become rich... ;)
    Oh you know the ideologist stereotypes in movies. Always true and loyal to their cause. ;)
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    How about the finally in the old MI6 building? The photos, the running around aimlessly, etc?

    Well old man, I'm all about atmosphere and bravado... I quite like every bit of the end of the movie, even the impossible bullet-in-the-turbine gag.
    Almost as good as the Gustav-in-the-turbine gag in DAD.
    Zao's million-dollar acne is the bit I like least in DAD, btw. ;)
    I love diamond Zao! Great henchman in every way.
    But he could have just popped those and become rich... ;)
    Oh you know the ideologist stereotypes in movies. Always true and loyal to their cause. ;)

    Was that a 'punch line'? ;)
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    How about the finally in the old MI6 building? The photos, the running around aimlessly, etc?

    Well old man, I'm all about atmosphere and bravado... I quite like every bit of the end of the movie, even the impossible bullet-in-the-turbine gag.
    Almost as good as the Gustav-in-the-turbine gag in DAD.
    Zao's million-dollar acne is the bit I like least in DAD, btw. ;)
    I love diamond Zao! Great henchman in every way.
    But he could have just popped those and become rich... ;)
    Oh you know the ideologist stereotypes in movies. Always true and loyal to their cause. ;)

    Was that a 'punch line'? ;)
    With a touch of a sparkling personality. ;)
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    How about the finally in the old MI6 building? The photos, the running around aimlessly, etc?

    Well old man, I'm all about atmosphere and bravado... I quite like every bit of the end of the movie, even the impossible bullet-in-the-turbine gag.
    Almost as good as the Gustav-in-the-turbine gag in DAD.
    Zao's million-dollar acne is the bit I like least in DAD, btw. ;)
    I love diamond Zao! Great henchman in every way.
    But he could have just popped those and become rich... ;)
    Oh you know the ideologist stereotypes in movies. Always true and loyal to their cause. ;)

    Was that a 'punch line'? ;)
    With a touch of a sparkling personality. ;)

    ...I'M MR. KIL.

    Ya get it?!!
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Mr Kil, or Mr B. Kiled?
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Mr. Kil was pretty awful.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Mr Kil, or Mr B. Kiled?
    That makes it two names to die for. :))
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I've always believed Kil's one sole purpose for being there was to allow Bond to deliver the "name to die for" line. But to try and deter anyone from realizing this, let's have him carry Bond's luggage and give him optical palm print security access to make him seem important.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    You chaps may find it funny, but about ten years ago, I had bit of a searching online for a bootleg version of Die Another Day to see how it would seem like. The subtitles were all wrong, Good God! I couldn't stand it! :))

    The "I'm Mr. Kil" line was translated to "Hi, Mr. Cute!". =))
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