Monday, June 15, 2009

Soul/Soldout...

They say a picture tells a thousand words...



These two from Uberpix speak millions of them and cross time and generations.

Hat Tip to /Film.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very interesting.
It really struck me that in the newer Star Wars movies, just about every single frame of the films involved CGI in some way or another.

Of course, CGI is not necessarily a bad thing. It all depends on how its used.

Anonymous said...

lol

See GL in CGI said...

That's just mean.

As in mean green screen fighting scene, er, machine.

Mola Ram said...

Sold out his soul is right. You got it right this time your Honor.

Toole said...

I don't think building the sets would have made them better films.

Anonymous said...

How would you know you're just a tool.

Spokker said...

George Lucas is a wonderful man and his beard houses a family of orphan birds.

Anonymous said...

All that green, and he has no idea what to do with it. Sigh.

Known Bandit said...

Toole said: "I don't think building the sets would have made them better films."

You're right, it wouldn't have. But when you rely on special effects instead of story, the FX becomes a crutch for lazy screenwriting.

Kevin said...

The worst director of all time, wanted to use style and CGI EFFECTS against substance and story that the originals had. As bad a director as Uwe Boll, Paul Thomas WS Anderson, Joel Shumacher, etc. Bad story, some of, if not the worst, bits of dialouge ever written, all CGI and no substance, even the clone troopers were CGI which proves just how lazy he really is at filmmaking, didn't want to do anything. Same with happened with Raiders, he made the big mistake of thinking it was his movie, it's Steven Spilebergs. What do you think made the first three the best, sets, good CGI for the necessary stuff, not full blown 100% digital, great actors and story.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for CGI because not a one of his films has any acting.
Please leave this jerk alone and move on, all you flaccid fanboys.

Honor Hunter said...

Not a one has any acting?

I think you've never seen "American Graffiti." It's filled with great acting and wonderful storytelling.

The trouble with Lucas begins after Empire, not before. Once he got divorced I believe his ex won custody of his talent.

And all the money in the world couldn't buy it back.

Anonymous said...

Ha! Yeah, they didn't make bad films before CGI...

Anonymous said...

Actually, the pre-CGI period had its share of bad movies, too.

And not all CGI films are bad!

Also, Toole is not a tool!