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Perfect confluences of story and technology

 
 
sozobe
 
Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 05:16 pm
In Letty's thread about the Wizard of Oz, I noted that the moment when Dorothy opens the door to reveal Oz in all of its technicolor glory reminded me of the moment in "Jurassic Park" when we first see the dinosaurs. Both movies took a new technology -- color film, CGI -- and used it with stunning results.

Can you think of other examples of especially fortuitous marriages of story and the means available to tell it?
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 05:33 pm
Well, always the one that frist comes to mind is when the primate flings the femur bone into the air and it becomes a spaceship in "2001."
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 05:34 pm
What technology was used for that, though? Seems pretty basic -- fade-in/-out. No?
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JerryR
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 05:40 pm
Hi soz,

I'm thinking that "House of Wax", being the first major studio "3-D" release is up that alley.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 05:46 pm
Jerry R- I seem to remember that Bwana Devil was the first, in 1952, with House of Wax released in 1953.


Link to Bwana Devil


Now ask me how I can remember that! Laughing
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JerryR
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 05:52 pm
Phoenix,..you're right!! Embarrassed

So,..that one then!! Laughing
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 07:30 pm
Yeah, you're right -- I finally am tuned in to what you're asking. Although Kubrick used pretty conventional technology, the final voyage to infinity in the film is still pretty spectacular and soon to be more so in IMAX!

Although "The Long Trail" with John Wayne was officially the first wide screen anamorphic image, "The Robe" was the first color film.
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babsatamelia
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 11:08 pm
Phoenix, How can you remember that?
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 30 Nov, 2002 07:39 am
babsatamelia- I had seen Bwana Devil, and I loved the 3-D. The following year, Eddie Fisher was playing at the Paramount Theatre in NY. The movie with it was, "House of Wax". I not only got to see House of Wax twice,(I went back again the following week, I got Eddie Fisher's tie. That's how I remember! Laughing
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babsatamelia
 
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Reply Sat 30 Nov, 2002 08:44 am
Good Lord, woman, you sure do get around
and have a terrific memory.
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PDiddie
 
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Reply Sat 30 Nov, 2002 10:08 am
Al Jolson, saying, "You ain't seen nothin' yet!" in 'The Jazz Singer.'
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sat 30 Nov, 2002 10:10 am
Perfect, PDiddie. (And welcome!)
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