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Yea, I was really sorry, too. Not quite crying, but I was expecting wayeeee more outrage from people who love good films. I had to just let go, and let the box office tell the truth. So glad to find like minded people here...
I don't mind if it's a really good film, with something captivating, like Alice seems to be (haven't seen it yet). But hurt locker???? really??? that was a one trick pony...anyway, Cameron's attitude is a good one. he's moving on and living his life, expressing his talents, and being very gracious. Way to go Jim!
I used to love the oscars. because i love movies. But they have just proved that they are incompetent to evaluate film, and have become irrelevant. They would not know a best picture if it bit them in the nose,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at AVATAR
sooooooo disappointed...they really got it wrong this year. Missed the boat!
the only problem with the analysis above is that Cameron's vision, expertise, technical challenge and sweeping all-inclusiveness of the art form went to new heights, using 3-D, creating new worlds, and even trying to include relationships and philosophy as well as action...it was just a more complex and challenging work. Cameron's work was far far superior to the hurt locker in so many ways, but i suspect that the academy is going for hurt locker, first girl best director and all that. it was a good fillm, but not the best of the year... sorry!
A nice shade of lavender would have been cool...
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2010 on Why Are AVATAR Aliens Blue? at Avatar Blog
if you look closely at the pix above, you'll see that only about 50% of the facial movements actually translate to the cgi character. while this is great, it does dampen the performance. The other body movements translate more accurately, i think, but there are so many subtleties to the face as it expresses emotions, that I thing the technology isn't quite there...I wondered, for example why the forehead wrinkling didn't translate well, nor the spaces between the eyes, that part was just too dead. i did love Neytiri's veracity and intensity, but compared to the subtleties that makes up an award winning performance, I don't think the acting as displayed on the cgi characters was that great. i also wondered why Cameron did not use more prominent actors in the film...So while the acting is the best I've seen in non human form, it's not quite up to par with the "real thing".
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The debate rages over whether AVATAR's performance capture is true performance for the Oscars and other awards. Cameron's actors had to work hard to make AVATAR's action look real, but it wasn't enough to impress the Screen Actors Guild, which didn't even nominate AVATAR actors this year. Maybe SAG is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2010 at div's blog
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