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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day doesn’t seem to be livin’… until he bites you…

Published at: Aug. 15, 2012, 3:17 a.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Okay, guys. Here’s the thing. My laptop is still in the shop and I’m going on a little bit of a geek pilgrimage to one of our holy spots and will be without a computer until I get back to Austin late Friday. So, I’m going to cheat with the BTS pic and give you three in one article, covering Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

So, if you really, really need to have a daily dose, then scroll down reeeaaaalllllyyyyyy slowly. If you have no personal restraint, like me, then check all three out immediately.

To make them all feel like they’re in the same family, I’ve gone ahead and decided they should all be Spielberg BTS images… I already planned a Jaws one for today (I'll give you three guesses why) and… well, let’s just say there’s a reason I’m going with Raiders and Temple of Doom for the following two. More on that in the near future, I promise.

You might have seen the Jaws pic that’s up first. Hell, I think I published it as part of one my 487,008 “I Love Jaws” articles, but I’ve never seen it in this quality, so I’m posting a nice, make-it-bigger-by-clicking version thanks to the kindness of a constant reader.

Here you go, Robert Shaw taking a break from filming his big scene, resting with his costar:

 

 

Next up is a shot from the making of Raiders of the Lost Ark, specifically the great matte artist Mike Pangrazio putting some finishing touches on one of the most iconic closing shots of all time. Thanks to the Practical Effects Group for this one!

 

 

Since I can’t mention Indiana Jones without stepping on my Temple of Doom Is Awesome soapbox, here’s a nice shot from that film to (short) round things out. Apparently, Shorty didn’t like one of Spielberg’s ideas for his fight with the Thugee child-slavers. Looking on are frequent Spielberg collaborators Frank Marshall (I’m sure it’s the angle, but hey Frank… my eyes are up here) and a lesser known producer by the name of George Lucas. Don’t quote me on it, but I think he’s famous for producing Howard the Duck shortly after Temple of Doom.

 

 

If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at quint@aintitcool.com.

We pick up on Saturday! Y’all come on back, y’hear?

-Eric Vespe
”Quint”
quint@aintitcool.com
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Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page One
(warning: there are some broken links that will be fixed as soon as I can get around to it)

Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page Two

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  • Aug. 15, 2012, 3:20 a.m. CST

    First bite!

    by LeonardsBellbottoms

    ?

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 3:21 a.m. CST

    love the raiders storage pic

    by dreckleburg

    Epic closing of a great movie. Gee, the 80s was bit chin'.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 3:28 a.m. CST

    sorry

    by dreckleburg

    that's bitchin'

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 3:52 a.m. CST

    ILM?

    by guitar_dudester91

    have fun amigo...

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 4:12 a.m. CST

    That first pic

    by KelseysNuts

    Maybe it was the fact I was 11 years old when I saw this for the first time, in a theater full of screaming people (adults and children), but no on-screen death scene has ever bothered me more than Quint's in Jaws. Robert Shaw and the shark, hangin' out, talking about bow-legged women. Raiders of the Lost Ark is my favorite film, a perfect combination of talent and imagination.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 4:48 a.m. CST

    MOANING SHARK

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    native to the other side of will smith's bed.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for the Blu of Jaws to hit these shores.

    by Gabba-UK

    Saw the recent re-release of the restored digital print at the flicks and it was epic. Hopefully the rumoured re-release of Lawrance Of Arabia prior to the Blu release does happen. Jaws and LoA seen on the big screen for the first time within 6 months of each.. two more things ticked off the bucket list.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Thanks to the Practical Effects Group

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    and fuck you to the computer effects industry for removing most of the soul from motion pictures.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 5:36 a.m. CST

    That's not George Lucas, that's Brad Delp

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    RIP Mr. Great Singer Man.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Temple of Doom

    by DrGogol

    Is great.

  • Because it's right there, in a nutshell. Not just matte painting, but the entirety of what it connects to.

  • I don't usually play the lookalike game, but when the notion hits...

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Love the JAWS pic -- and good sized, too

    by ATARI

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 7:20 a.m. CST

    On an unrelated subject: TRON 2

    by ATARI

    I watched it again last night (first time since I saw it in the theater), and I came away from it with a much more positive opinion.<br> <br> I went from "What the hell was that?" (but not as extreme as the Kingdom if the Crystal Skull "What the fuck was that?") -- to "I can see what they were trying to do there." The sacrifice of the father to save the son had more of an impact of me. The connotations of what Cora is and that she is now in the wild also got me thinking more deeply what this film was about.<br> <br> I guess the problem with the first viewing was my expectations were too high or in the wrong place. This time, knowing what I was in for, I could look for more of the nuances. I actually enjoyed most of it -- to the point I now wish they would make a TRON 3.<br>

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 7:30 a.m. CST

    After the lovin'....

    by Mugato5150

    Was it good for you, Bruce? Sure, Robert. You'll understand if I don't call.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 7:32 a.m. CST

    That warehouse painting is fucking mind blowing.

    by Mugato5150

    Not to take anything away from CGI artist (I'm trying to be one) but today it would be three different shaped boxes, re-size, paste. Repeat. I don't even want to think about what the snakes in the Well of Souls would look like.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Harry Harrison is dead

    by JIMBOCOP

    RIP

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Top men

    by Essemtee

    That last shot had me fooled until now. As in, they found a warehouse filled with crates and filmed the scene in it? Nope, it was a matte painting.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    2nd picture blows me away

    by BackwardGalaxy

    It's one of those things I never really thought about, because if I had, I would have realized that, duh, it's a painting. But dammit, I had no idea that warehouse shot at the end of Indy was a freaking painting.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 8:35 a.m. CST

    yup, essemtee

    by Mugato5150

    I had the ILM book when I was a kid, before they had anything to say about CGI and it was all about the 1980s. That guy painted that whole thing n a sheet of glass, they composited the dude pushing the crate and the image held there for what the FX guys said was an eternity for a matte painting. Then the artist scraped all the paint off the glass for the next matte painting. Sort of how the great artists would paint over masterpieces to save on canvas. It's surprising what shots were paintings. The shot of the plane Indy gets on when he heads to Nepal for example. The plane was either real or a model but the background was a painting. FX must have been a lot more fun to do back then. Now you just have jerkoffs like me sitting at a computer (if I'm lucky).

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST

    TOD about as good as KOTCS..

    by darthwaz1

    Sure TOD is more fun and edgy, but If you think about it plot and plot hole-wise, as well as stupidity factor, they're just as good...

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST

    The Beard looks like Horshack

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Long Live Horshack!

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 9:10 a.m. CST

    How about a BTSPotD on the beach of Normandy on Saving Private Ryan?

    by kindofabigdeal

  • And I'm not even a KotCS hater. But besides the ridiculously pointless dinner scene and the reasoning that somehow that tank of water could have chased Indy and crew all the way through their path, there wasn't anything that was as goofy as some of the shit in KotCS. And I *liked* KotCS. in some ways, more than Last Crusade.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 9:38 a.m. CST

    I never got people saying the shark in Jaws looked fake.

    by blackmantis

    I just watched it again and Spielberg and the editor brilliantly shot and spliced that thing to make it seem alive. I think people transposed their memories of the sequel, which showed more of it and revealed its fakeness, onto this film.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 9:39 a.m. CST

    That one man is staring at the Chinese kid's lulli

    by ajit maholtra

    Hehehehehehehehehh.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Hes noticing that the lulli is short and round

    by ajit maholtra

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Re: Eighties' Effects/ILM

    by ArmageddonProductions

    For a while there, somewhere between RAIDERS and up until TEMPLE OF DOOM, ILM had a real polish to their effects. Compare the visual and makeup effects in RAIDERS to the ones in TEMPLE OF DOOM, or, better still, to the crap in THE LAST CRUSADE. Something really awful happened somewhere in between RAIDERS and THE LAST CRUSADE. I guess a lot of it could have been chalked up to personnel changes. But the visual effects in RAIDERS holds up today, whereas, the stuff in THE LAST CRUSADE looked bad even in the theater during its first run. Either it was simply the fact that Spielberg did everything practical in RAIDERS, except for the few things he couldn't, and, in THE LAST CRUSADE, every other shot is a (really bad) blue screen effect (see: any shot of somebody in a plane during the dogfight scene, any shot in the dirigible, any shot with a person in it during the motorcycle chase, etc.), or that the geniuses that worked at ILM from RAIDERS up until TEMPLE OF DOOM had moved on to other things. You can even look at GHOSTBUSTERS and GHOSTBUSTERS 2 and see shocking difference in the quality of the work, even though they were the products of different FX houses (GHOSTBUSTERS 2, shockingly, being the product of ILM).</p><p> I guess what I'm saying is, I don't think you should be so quick to blame CGI as you should be on someone's reliance upon it. I think even KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, as lousy as it is, would have been better had Spielberg gone back to practical effects and stuntwork, rather than an over-reliance on CGI. But that had been going on since TEMPLE OF DOOM.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    I see that, armageddonproductions

    by Mugato5150

    but it had nothing to do with the use of blue screen. ILM used blue screen up the ass in everything they did. But yeah for some reason, the FX done by ILM specifically in the year 1989 really fucking sucked more than any other year. Last Crusade, Ghostbusters 2, Star Trek 5, pretty much everything they did that year was just terrible, even to a kid who saw it in the theater at the time. There's probably some explanation for it because of course, less than 4 years later they revolutionalized VFX with Jurassic Park. Maybe that's it. They put their A-Team on JP and had the interns do all the other movies at the time.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    WENT TO BEST BUY LAST NIGHT AFTER WORK, TO BUY THE BLU-RAY...

    by Astronut

    ... but they were sold out. So then I went to Wal*Mart because it's in a poor part of town and I figured there would be plenty of copies left on the shelf — because this "Whitey Cracker" movie mainly appeals to white people. Sure enough! They had like, 100 copies on the shelf! haha Love this film.

  • Bruce's eyes told you everything you needed to know about it's bloodthirsty, uncompromising nature.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    I'd like to, cureguy

    by Mugato5150

    Making ghosts out of silk and running them through water for the Ark opening scene... spending days and hundreds of thousands of dollars on a 4 ft model house so that you can suck it through a vacuum ONCE and ONLY ONCE for the Poltergeist house implosion scene sounds a helluva lot more fun than being a code monkey but that's what the industry is now. If I had the coin I'd make an independent with all practical FX but I don't.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Needs moew "CHOM-CHOW!"

    by I am the colesLAW

    (See Van Damme's No Retreat No Surrender)

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Needs *MORE* "CHOM-CHOW"

    by I am the colesLAW

    Jeez, where's the edit button?

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 10:40 a.m. CST

    we await your stunning effects knowledge to right our lost minds

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah artists do that. The best in the world are chosen to do it.

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST

    A FUCKING MATTE?!!!

    by adeceasedfan

    Goddamn, I love movie magic!

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Blame where blame is due...

    by unuseddraft

    ...but I'm pretty sute ILM had nothing to do with Star Trek V.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    I always laugh at Quint right before his death scene.

    by vin_diggler

    In the scene right before the shark jumps on the boat. The beat up shark cage is about to fall back in the water and Quint screams "She's giving away!". Who is he yelling at? Brody is standing right next to him. Why dosn't he just say "look out" or better yet, just push Brody outa the way? Nope he's gotta be all dramatic.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Short-round was awesome...he's even kicking correctly!

    by Darth Macchio

    You never side-kick behind of your shoulder-blades with your arms angled in front of you and leg angled behind you (for either right/left stance and kick), you always keep your kicks between the shoulders where your hips are above the leg, not in front or off to the side (just like Jonathan Ke Quan is doing in the above pic) - fundamental Japanese/Karate-style martial arts that is hardly EVER shown correctly in cinema. Of course, you shouldn't lower your guard either but then he's just doing that to hold his leg in place while he (apparently) talks position with the directors and crew. Very sweet BTS pics as always Quint! The recent Jaws pics are simply wonderful...gonna have to order the booklet blu from BestBuy as no local stores have them! Grrr!

  • put Andy Samberg in a beard and voila....

  • Aug. 15, 2012, noon CST

    Re: mugato5150

    by ArmageddonProductions

    They used a lot more blue screen on THE LAST CRUSADE than they probably should have, and it was all kind of terrible. There was a few goofy shots in TEMPLE OF DOOM, but I think they were still trying to do most of it practical. It seems like they lost their mojo after THE GOONIES and started getting it back a little with THE ABYSS and T2. Conversely, all of the stuff in BACK TO THE FUTURE II and III, from around the same time, looked really good.</p><p> They were actually trying to save money on STAR TREK 5 and DIDN'T use ILM, which is why most of the stuff in that one looks really bad.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Reason for Raiders? Um. Raiders in IMAX Sept 7.

    by the_patriot

    Raiders of the Lost Ark is getting an IMAX release September 7-13. It's gotten the DMR treatment & is getting a run up to the release of the Blu-Ray set. Paramount & IMAX should be officially announcing it this week, but theatres have had showtimes up for like a week. Pretty much the worst kept secret EVER, so I'm surprised there hasn't been anything about it on the site here yet. http://screencrush.com/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-imax/

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Ah, it's buried under all the Daredevil crap on the front page...

    by the_patriot

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    The guy in the plaid shirt looks more live Jeremy Piven....

    by YourMomsBox3D

    when he had hair, but before he got plugs.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST

    And if that's not enough, 45 awesome behind the scenes photos...

    by moonlightdrive

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/syfy/45-behind-the-scenes-photos-that-youve-probably-n-6wms

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    fuck cgi

    by Matthew

    it has its place but that mechanical shark is cool, I want one, good post for Shark week

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 2:14 p.m. CST

    ultratron

    by scott c

    I think what the 'fuck CG' people are really alluding to is the fact that CG craftsmen (and women) don’t ever gets their hands dirty in creating VFX today. What I mean is that in creating analogue effects of old there was often times a riskiness and sense of serendipity involved that simply is not a part of the CG equation. As an CG animator for almost 15 years I can easily admit that if I don’t get it right the first time I can ‘refine’ my shots over and over and over and over again until they are absolutely fucking rock solid perfect! Flawless! -And sometimes sort of soulless as well. I have to say though that absolutely everything we see in visual effects shots of today is created ‘by hand’ by the decisions and actions of human beings –not computers. Human beings working incredibly long hours/days/weeks and months to get each shot just right for the jaded masses.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Re: CGI Gets A Bad Rep Because ...

    by ArmageddonProductions

    ... it's way too easy to be over-reliant on it. Nobody was saying "Fuck CGI" when JURASSIC PARK or T2 came out, because the directors used it as a last resort when something couldn't be shown on screen any other way. A little-known fact (apparently): there's only seven minutes of CGI in JURASSIC PARK. Everything else was actually designed, sculpted and built, which has as much to do with why people still point to that movie and go on about "how realistic" the CGI is -- most of it ISN'T.</p><p> These days, it's used as an extension of "We'll fix it in post!" If you watch the Making-Of doc on the old THE PHANTOM MENACE DVD, it's ninety minutes of Lucas fucking shooting actors in front of green-screens (sometimes, not even in the same shot) instead of real sets and watching him re-position actors in a shot instead of having properly blocked it out and framed it on location or in the studio during production. That's pretty much what they're ALL doing now. Digital monsters, digital spaceships, digital sets, digital makeup, digital gore, digitally painting or repositioning actors ... imagine if they'd just decided to do everything like that bluescreen or rear-projection or hand-animated back in the Eighties?!? Movies would be nigh-unwatchable today. Same goes here.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    "Temple of Doom" is on par with Raiders...

    by ThulsaBoom

    ...people just get their panties in a jumble about it because it went darker than it's predecessor in the most cartoonish decade in the history of American cinema. The best action of the series. The human sacrifice. Short Round. A setting that is completely unique in the context of the series. Not fighting Nazi's or their KGB stand-ins. The first prequel ever. Politically incorrect. "Hold on lady, we're going for a ride." Crusade is on par with Return of the Jedi. Fitting closure, but a rehash, and a slight step down. Sean Connery is better than Ewoks though.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    I like all the shark stuff in Jaws 2

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    sometimes felt even scarier cause they're in tiny boats and cats

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST

    MUNICH had the best use of CG I've ever seen.

    by Tacom

    When the Israeli Black Ops team find the Dutch hitwoman that killed one of their own. She tries to seduce them by showing them her bare breasts and they just coldly shoot her and you see the bullet holes in her and the blood is trickling down. It took the second re-watch to realize it was CG.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    I honestly didn't know Area 51 was a matte painting...

    by Bill C.

    All glory to practical effects!

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Re: thulsaboom

    by ArmageddonProductions

    Not to get all film geeky on you, but I'm pretty sure there were several prequels around before TEMPLE OF DOOM. GODFATHER II comes immediately to mind.</p><p> As for TEMPLE OF DOOM being "less cartoony" than its predecessor as the reason many don't care for it, I would argue just the opposite: between the addition of a kid (ironic, considering the film ushered in the "PG-13" rating), the introduction of stunts that not only couldn't be achieved practically, but verge on the realm of science fiction (swinging on snakes and monkeys through a jungle or surviving a nuclear blast in a refrigerator in KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL merely continues the tradition of jaw-droppers like surviving a high-altitude drop from a plane and then sledding down the side of a mountain in a rubber life-raft, jumping huge parts of a missing track in a mine cart in TEMPLE OF DOOM), weird racial stereotypes (apparently, all Indians, especially their royalty, eat nothing but monkey brains and giant insects), the aforementioned "royal feast" of monkey brains and giant insects played as an extended gross-out gag and the entire existence of Kate Capshaw's character in the film, easily the worst cartoon character come to life in the history of film, I'd say RAIDERS actually comes off pretty goddamn "realistic" by comparison.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 7:11 p.m. CST

    TEMPLE OF DOOM is not a prequel.

    by one9deuce

    It wasn't meant to be set before RAIDERS. They realized that China and Japan were at war after the time RAIDERS was set so they set TOD one year before since the entire opening is in Shanghai.

  • favorite movies. Everyone needs to go fuck. It's re-gaddam-diculous as the duke said. I miss film. That's something to bitch about. I miss it sometimes but not when I watch a malick or something filmed up the wazo with film. I was just watching purple rain. Believe me the thing has color and detail and 24fps exact audio and it sucks dicks compared to Drive. So just enjoy how great drive sounds and enjoy how many light years beyond old shit today's effects are because you are nostalgic for Starcrash. That's all ya are. Just go watch Starcrash on Netflix instant and animate some shitty effects like that if it makes you happy. Tell your supervisor that UltraTron put the mufukin flames on Optimus Prime and he says to eat his shit and let you animate that shit Harryhausen fucked.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Actually I'm Sarah Silverman and I'm horribly depressed

    by UltraTron

  • First of all Denis Murren did the VFX for Ghostbusters 2 and the work is amazing considering it had one of the shortest post production schedules in the history of optical printing(started filming in novemeber 1988 and was still doing reshoots as of April '89 for a June 16th release). Actually Murren stated at the time GB2 was one of the most challenging movies he had worked on due to the schedule. Also MANY scenes in GB2 weren't actually dome by ILM. All of GB2s reshoots(Ghost train, Ghosts during the 3rd act montage and some small parts of the finale were contracted out to a bunch of different companies) anyways in 1989 ILM was running to capacity like never before. Studios were now wanting action scenes with VFX and up until '89 no summer had ever relied so heavily on one VFX firm. Back to the Future opened in Novemeber but was still a majorly complex ILM film. So any apparent lack of quality(which I don't agree with anyways) was probably because ILM was spread pretty thin. As for The Last Crusade whoever said that it had shoddy blue screen work knows nothing about the production of that film.

  • ...that said, Raiders is chalk full of racial stereotypes (natives at the start, middle eastern culture the rest of the way), xenophobia (Nazi Germany are the easiest villains in history), and cartoonish set pieces (the Ark of the Covenant spook house finale). The inclusion of Short Round in a movie that pushed towards the creation of a more restrictive rating is AWESOME. Usually dropping a kid into the equation homogenizes the affair, but Short Round was seeing guys get there heart pulled out of their chest and set on fire. He witnessed his only peers in the story subjected to brainwashing, and slavery. His own surrogate father/mentor turns to violence against him. THE BRIDGE SCENE. Short Round is what makes it heavy. I LOVE RAIDERS. But it is not the class act to Temple of Doom's red-headed step child. And, comparing Temple of Doom to Crystal Skull is a laughable stretch, especially in terms of practical effects. Don't remember a single CGI shot in TOD, and it has all the staples of '80's effects, just like Raiders. Kate Capshaw was an inferior female lead, conceded. But while you argue Temple of Doom was the more cartoonish, I would say it is only AS cartoonish. What it is, is more exploitive, in a grind house, pulp adventure, serial sort of way. I dig that, although I understand that most of the world disagrees. With all due respect, Aladdin with Nazi's is fun. Thwarting a giant, royal Indian sweatshop? Just as fun I say.

  • Aug. 16, 2012, 4:20 a.m. CST

    @ one9deuce- I believe you. It's still the best prequel...

    by ThulsaBoom

    ...because it doesn't spend it's running time trying to connect a bunch of Easter eggs that lead us directly into the timeline of the proceeding film in the timeline. It stands on it's own more than any other story set before the original film in the modern era. That's why it works. They may have made a mistake that led to the film being set before Raiders, but it happened, and it's better off because of it.

  • Aug. 16, 2012, 4:25 a.m. CST

    And, Godfather II is mostly SEQUEL...

    by ThulsaBoom

    ...but, yeah it slaughters Temple of Doom if you count it. And admittedly, Temple of Doom is also a stretch as a prequel, if not as much of one. They both destroy Prometheus though.

  • Aug. 16, 2012, 5:21 a.m. CST

    CGI has no texture.

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    Nothing else can replace the human fingerprint. When you watch these big effects movies now, you're marvelling at something while going "ooh what a neat computer effect". Like I need to be taken out of the movie by some giant pixelated cloud trying to dazzle me in the most manipulative way imaginable?? They will never in a million years- whether its WETA or Pixar or whoever- be able to come even close to bringing characters to life the way Disney or Harryhausen did. You want to ask a kid about the magic of special effects, who the fuck do you think he wants to meet, Ray Harryhausen with his clay beasts? Or a room full of geeks all sitting at computers? Fuck off, you people are killing cinema.

  • Duh. No SHIT that shit is soulless. Did someone here just admit to putting the flames on Optimus Prime? Like some dumbass pro-wrestler's Affliction t-shirt? That's all most of these movies are anymore. Pro wrestling hype. USA Network movies with 300 million dollar budgets. Walker Texas Transforming Fucking Robot. Movies you can watch with your redneck uncle and drink a huge Mountain Dew. _________ CGI is the death knell of cinema. If I wanted that video game shit I'd stick my dick in a Nintendo. -Quentin Tarantino

  • Aug. 16, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    the Nightcomers comers with Marlon Brando was a prequel

    by vin_diggler

    and it was in 1971

  • Editors can combine takes to basically engineer a performance. Until listening to the commentary track, did I realize how much work was done for Breaking Bad. A scene where Walter falls from quite a distance and hits the ground, whille the camera moves in to reveal it is the actor, was done with a seamless digital replacement. An action, like jumping a fence, can combine the beginning of one take and end with a different take, blended seamlessly with the use of digital. A lot of the interior of Moon was digital...did it scream CGI...no it did not.

  • Aug. 17, 2012, 2:14 p.m. CST

    I put the flaaames on Optimus priime beottch

    by UltraTron