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Harry And Craig Brewer Discuss RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (IMAX)!!

John Ary here with a conversation between Harry and the director of such films as Hustle and Flow, Black Snake Moan, and the recent Footloose remake.  After a showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark in IMAX, Craig Brewer discussed his love for Indy, the impact Spielberg had on his career and some of his favorite scenes in the movie.  

It's always interesting to see a talented filmmaker geek out to a movie that he truly loves and this showing was no exception.


Raiders got its one week IMAX run to help promote Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures on Blu-ray that will release September 18.  For more news, interviews, and reviews subscribe to the AICN Youtube channel and follow me on Twitter.






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  • was only at some of the small screen ones...

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Hustle and Flow is a good movie

    by Rupee88

    well worth checking out if you haven't already

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 8:43 a.m. CST

    WHY didn't they just use a Struzan poster? Typical LFL.

    by justmyluck

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Man alive, Harry's big....

    by Righteous Brother

    time to stop watching so many films multiple times, and spend a few more hours in the gym big guy.

  • Man, that film was the bomb and the best of the four Indy films. I want to hear about a Crystal Skull party! Yesss!!!

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    You know Harry is a wheel chair right? He just can't go hit the gym like the rest of us. I give Harry props he has lost alot of weight in the last couple of years. you can def see it in his face.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Not real IMAX?

    by bluelou_boyle

    Harry, Devin says this only playing at fake Imax screens, and that Paramount should have sprung for a proper conversion.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 9:04 a.m. CST


    by MattDomville

    Damn skippy:

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 9:05 a.m. CST

    nice one, righteous brother

    by SupermanIsMyGod

    Making fun of a guy in a wheelchair for not exercising enough. He created this site and parlayed it into film producing. What the fuck have you ever done exactly?

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Kudos Harry...

    by Darth Philbin

    ...if you are indeed succeeding on your weight loss journey. It is a tough road. If you get to a bump, don't be afraid to reach out to your resources for help. I am sure Sly Stallone could recommend a good trainer to get you on your feet again. We need you here for another 3 Hobbit flicks and countless Marvel and DC sequels and reboots. Take care!

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Overrated. Spielberg sucks

    by CuervoJones

    Just kidding. Spielberg is a god and this film is a miracle.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Whoa. Harry's in a wheelchair. Are you going to be ok?

    by Joey_Redballs

    A few years ago you wrote about several remarkable things that happened within the same year, I think. You lost a lot of weight: great. You had a bizarre & sudden allergic reaction, where swallowing a Benadryl may have saved your life: great...that you lived. Then you had this trippy moment where your legs just stopped working all of a sudden, and I remember you writing about how the doctors thought you weren't using all of your brain; some really scary shit. Did they do that test on a Monday? Because if they did, we all suffer from that, so there would be nothing to worry about. But seriously...then I remember you got out of the hospital. Now I see you in a wheelchair. I'm not supposed to see you in one of those for another 40 years. Are you going to be OK? If you've explained this on the website already, I apologize. I missed it. I'm really hoping you only twisted your ankle and was giving it some rest. Is there anything that Aint It Cool fans can do to help?

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST

    oh supermanismygod

    by BikerZero

    so creating a site and parlaying it into film producing is an excuse for letting yourself go and not taking care of you body? pathetic. i wouldn't excuse his weight for those reasons. most americans are overweight and for the most part are the reason for being overweight. it really saddens me that people let themselves get to this situation, that they become so fat they need a wheelchair. don't let yourself be like harry, get outside, walk, run, swim, do something active, eat more veggies, drink more water, and stay the hell away from proccessed foods. and yeah lame Raiders isnt on a true IMAX...but hell better than nothing.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST

    erichaislar, way to insult people in wheelchairs.

    by loafroaster

    I see plenty of guys and girls in wheelchairs at my gym, they all looked pretty healthy to me.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    What in the HELL is THIS?

    by justmyluck

    Missing one flash card: A NEW LOW.

  • Being projected that huge just exaggerated the problems of it being an old movie. Even remastered and all, after seeing the modern movie trailers, and then the IMAX promo bit, the movie was just a blurry mess. You eventually get used to it because it's a damn good movie, but every once in a while you suddenly notice the blurry mess again. It wouldn't have been nearly as big an issue on a smaller screen. And of course the movie didn't make use of the full screen height of IMAX, or the IMAX sound format, so the only point was for it to be extra huge.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    From Wiki In 1994, Harry Knowles fell while pushing a cart up a ramp at a convention, and was subsequently run over by the cart with its 1,200-pound load of memorabilia. The accident injured his back and left him virtually bedridden. With an unexpected bequest of $5,000 from his mother's life insurance, he purchased a top-of-the-line computer and a friend arranged for Internet service so they could play Doom online together. Jay, Harry and Dannie ran Jay's 20th Century Esoterica until Ain't It Cool News "took off" in 1996, and the family went out of the memorabilia business, but retained their extensive collections and continue to add to them. On April 4, 2008, Knowles announced that he was diagnosed as a Type-2 diabetic.[4] On May 20, 2008, Knowles underwent lapband surgery to help alleviate his diabetes and to help lose much of the weight that has contributed to his health issues. In January 2011, Knowles underwent emergency spinal surgery to his T-10 vertebrae. According to Knowles, the surgery restored sensation in his legs for the first time in over 15 years, and he will now be undergoing physical therapy to learn to walk again.[5]

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    Fuck you. I just hate when people get on Harry because of his size, the guy has been trying and lost a bunch of weight. Most people on this sit don't even know how injured he is.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Being fat is NOT a handicap it is a failure of character.

    by Eric

    I hate seeing fat fucks in goddamn wheelchairs if your fat fucking ass walked around a little bit you might lose some fucking weight and the more weight you lose the more you can walk and the more weight you will lose.It is a cycle you lazy fat fucks.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 10:31 a.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    No dude Harry could not use his legs after his accident. He could not walk. Last year he got a miracle surgery that fixed his spinal cord issue and has been learning to walk again. He has lost a bunch of weight in the process too. He will be walking again someday.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Here's an Idea...

    by SonOfChiba

    Why not use this talkback to discuss Raiders and not rag on Harry? This site is just bursting with nastiness.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Skipping IMAX, gonna see the trilogy marathon this weekend instead...

    by slave to the one

    And leaving just before I see any CGI groundhogs!

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Oh, are we sticking with...

    by Darkness

    the new, "Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark" title; never was a wise move - takes away the nostalgia. Interesting talk. Enjoyed Brewer's efforts. "Black Snake Moan" where Christina Ricci plays a crazed-Nympho was one of the most bizarre offerings of that year. What compelled the dude to remake "Footloose"is beyond me. Will be fucking fantastic to view it on IMAX.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    It's a miracle to someone doctors said was going to be in a wheelchair the rest of their life. The Dr who did it. Is a reader of this site. you can read about it here.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Showing it as IMAX was clearly a gimmick

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Obviously, there wasn't going to be any IMAX conversion and you were just going to see it on a big screen (with large black bars). The point was to bring your kids. $15 for IMAX was a gouge movie, but Regal did from tickets for kids that made it fair. But I agree with an earlier poster that it should have been a regular screen. IMAX made it blurry and the restoration didn't look very magical (just look at the blue sky in the desert scenes, it looked like a VHS tape). I learned my lesson and probably will never go to a converted IMAX movie again unless the process improves. That said, I enjoyed the running commentary of my kid comparing each scene to difficulty of it in the Lego Indiana Jones video games.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Thanks for posting this Harry...

    by digginjim

    I have both the illustrated screenplay and the VHS 'making of'... I feel the same as you guys - I actually became an archaeologist as a result of Indy - and did the same thing.. looked up all the artifacts - it made me read and dream that I could do more than just live in a small town. Years later, as an archaeologist, I found myself tunneling into a Maya temples in Central America... or flying to remote valleys in Peru excavating Inca mummies.. The film also began my love of movies... and I ended up side stepping into television (making history and archaeology shows)... and am about to start my own production company. Raiders helped me believe in myself and will always be my favourite film of all time. I just wish they'd stop calling it 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark'!

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Why is there a whale sitting there?

    by MustGoFaster

    Oh shit, sorry harry...

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Dr Who did it..?

    by paul burnett

    With his sonic screwdriver i bet.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Harry should never allow himself to be photographed in any way

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    For the greater good of all mankind (or humankind if your a cunt)

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST


    by loafroaster

    I wasn't getting on Harry at all, more power to him if he's trying to shift the weight, I was calling you out for saying "You know Harry is a wheel chair right? He just can't go hit the gym like the rest of us." Very ignorant thinking that because someone's in a wheelchair, they can't have a perfectly healthy lifestyle.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST

    WOW that guy is a mess. Not gonna last long like that.

    by Fries Against

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Indy The Hutt

    by don

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Talk about your mash-ups!!

    by don

  • Get your ass in the pool Harry. I swim five miles of laps a week (an hour and forty-five minutes non-stop laps three times a week). I also lift weights for an hour three other days a week. I have very limited grip strength in my hands so I strap hooks to my wrist to attach to pull down bars and row machines. I eat healthy too. A disability is no excuse for being obese.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    wheelchair, not wheelchai

    by jrb

    Damn typos!

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Is there something Wrong with you?

    by Dheep

    Seriously - what The f$#k is wrong with people like you ? You don't like people who weigh a lot , fine - that's your choice, but the vile ,vicious Hate - there is something really wrong with you. What kind of Human Turd hides behind a Screen and writes about people's misfortunes like this ? Go somewhere else. Trouble is, you'll go somewhere else and ruin the good vibes there as well ! You hear Harry talk about Movies and the magic of them, and how people's lives have been transformed by them. That's Magic. WHAT magic have you every felt? What magic have you ever GIVEN the world ? Judging by what you write here - NOTHING. How could you? You are too busy Hating and Judging and belittling anyone you think you are above. I am ashamed to be standing on the same planet as you. WHY are you here?

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    it's true, we dislike fat people

    by BikerZero

    but honestly it's the fat person's own fault. no one shooved 20 dingdongs down your throat, no one held a gun to your head and said don't you dare exercise the bare minimum. get off the couch fatties!!!!!

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST


    by Mike

    i shoved a dingdong down your moms throat...get off your computer and go get a job you juvenile little twat

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Saw it...

    by Embeedeuce

    I went to see it w/ my wife at AMC Century City, CA, Imax. So glad I did. Been ages since I saw ROTLA in theatres. The sound alone was worth it. As for the Imax picture, I'm no expert. I did notice early on some graininess, and in the opening teaser spider-cave, I worried when certain shots Alfred Molina went out of focus. Never noticed any blurriness after that, and the graininess went away (maybe I just got used to it). Was the viewing life altering? No. Was it fun to revert to 10 year-old me for a couple hours on a Saturday afternoon? Yes. Oh, and after all these years I finally spotted the C3PO / R2-D2 hieroglyphic in the Well of the Souls. You know how long I've been looking for that? All my life. ;)

  • 1. In the spider cave, Alfred Molina's Satipo character, for just a few moments, goes in and out of focus and has some odd, pixelation/stretching that make his eyeballs look weird and his face distorted - only for a few moments. Something odd must have happened in the transfer - otherwise, every shot in the film looks glorious. 2. Before the final scene, there's an exterior shot of the Washington monument that I never noticed had to have been a stock footage shot - and you can tell, as that single shot looks fuzzed and old, compared to the rest of the film. In all, it was a wonderful experience. I can recite every line of dialogue from the film from A to Z - I've seen it literally hundreds of times - I know it like the back of my own hand - and seeing it on a screen that size and with such brilliant sound and picture, it was (almost) like seeing it for the first time. It's simply one of the best films ever made and not a single moment has lost its luster. GO. You won't be disappointed - it's worth the extra few bucks for the IMAX ticket - and my advice is to go with a friend (I took my wife), like I did, who's just as much of a fan as you. You won't wipe the grin off your face for hours.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    I've never seen Indiana Jones and the raiders of the lost ark...

    by Terry Powell

    ...seriously is that what the films title credits read now? I hope not. Thank god we never got James Bond and The Man with the Golden Gun or shit like that. Just sounds more like a kiddie flick. And most of the comments about Harry's weight seems like concern to me. Some were mean spirited but I think almost all of them were done with the hopes that he'd do something about his weight. And you know what, it could. I had a slight weight problem, weighed about 200 lbs. Was injured in a work accident and couldn't walk for two years. I sat around watching movies and eating but until they weighted me before my third surgery I didn't realize I had balooned to 295! Some friends made a couple of snide remarks and I tried to do some pushups but my foot wouldn't bend that way. Then my cousin who was a 30 year military man told me that on of the toughest units he was in did their pushups on their knees. So I started there with 10. Then built it up. Eventually I started working again and rode a bike to work. After a while I got tired of counting a hundred reps so I joined a gym to vary my workout. Bought a slam man, quit smoking. Got down to 160! It can be done. And Harry, I hope you hear the concern here, cause we want you around for awhile guy. I know that your physical ailments are worse than mine, but you can start small. And I say this with love. (ps, one of the comments a friend said to me was, after I had bought a 55 inch tv which was the first one sold in our town as it was 1999, that the screen was almost as big as my ass, fucker. of course, I'm about 70 pounds lighter than him now, the fat fuck.)

  • for a guy who loves Stallone, and the term "Badass," try eating healthy and going to the gym a little bit, and be a "badass." No excuses. For your own sake.

  • I don't know what the fuck Star Wars: Episode 4: A New Hope and Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark are. What timid, corporate robotic douchey twat face renamed these movies?

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 6:11 p.m. CST

    answer to the above: George Lucas.

    by FleshMachine


  • Sept. 10, 2012, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Craig Brewer told a great story...I can relate to all of it.

    by FleshMachine


  • Sept. 10, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST

    harry's not the most articulate "journalist" is he?

    by FleshMachine

    i noticed that on the reservoir dogs disc too.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Where can I buy the Raiders IMAX poster?

    by JMoe


  • Sept. 10, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    With Harry Starring As...David Blaine ?!?

    by Sprell

    I justed watched a DVR'ed David Blaine special. When Blaine did his "Above and Below" stunt (44 days suspended in a Plexiglas box over London), there were asswipes who did the following: Threw eggs, lemons, sausages, bacon, water bottles, beer cans, paint-filled balloons and golf balls at the box; Tried to spike the water supply to Blaine's box with monkey urine; Flew a hamburger up to the box via R/C helicopter. Harry is an inspiration. The way some of you talkbackers speak of him reminds me of Blaine's asswipes.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 8:41 p.m. CST

    That's some bad hat, Harry

    by Cassius_Crackhead

    Senator, you're no Harrison Ford.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Things just don't change

    by Shaun1138

    I watched it this past Saturday. I am 37, and after all these years I was pleasantly surprised that everyone in the crowd still laughed when Sallah says "Nasps...very dangerous. You go first." and when Indy gets his chin clocked by the mirror and screams. This film is ageless. It was awesome to see it in IMAX. Still the best film in the series!

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Indy got a ton of Artifacts... and not the good kind

    by entrainer

    Went to see the film in Imax. It's about the quality of MPEG2 when viewing. Not MPEG2 projected, but considering the size of IMAX, viewing a certain portion of the screen like a character's face in a crowd scene... it's pixelated. There are motion artifacts and noise artifacts. Most noticeable to me was the crowd chase scene 1/3rd into the film, especially when Marion "dies". That explosion and fire really appears low-res. Now, on the plus side, low motion mid-range to close-ups look stunning and very hi-res. I noticed a ton of details I've never noticed before, like little scar make-up FX and things like a fly crawling on an arm or maybe even the lens? Not sure about that one. The typical IMAX effect/boost of a story didn't feel the same to me. First screenings of MI:4, Batman Begins, Dark Knight felt hyperreal. Not so much with Raiders. Maybe a first time viewer will be pulled in with that type experience, but I've seen Raiders MANY times so no surprises, no new emotional impact. All in all a forgettable experience. Even ESB when re-released in the 90s had more of an impact on me... the HOTH battle in particular. Sound = good, but anything in a calibrated IMAX theater is going to sound good. But not STUNNING like Transformers 3-D in IMAX.

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 11:21 p.m. CST

    On topic

    by brassai2003

    Has anyone seen the entire series on IMAX? Thinking of going this weekend. Did the the transfers improve after ROLA?

  • Sept. 10, 2012, 11:58 p.m. CST

    On topic

    by brassai2003

    Has anyone seen the entire series on IMAX? Thinking of going this weekend. Did the the transfers improve after ROLA?

  • Sept. 11, 2012, 12:30 a.m. CST

    When you discuss weight as an issue as an anonymous lurker...

    by Heartland

    You show how deperate you are for attention, any attention,positive or negative. Tells us your real name and show yourself. Flaming people on their looks is as shallow as it comes. Chances are you are all thirteen year olds (or the mentality of one) who have nothing to show from your lives but wasted opportunities and pathetic lives. You are all biggots in the worse sense of the word. I work with people daily who are trying to loose weight and get back into life after life altering events. Shame on you for your posts. The only reason you do it is because you think bullying people is fun.

  • Sept. 11, 2012, 12:37 a.m. CST

    on topic

    by Heartland

    Saw this with my granddaughter on Friday in "Fake" IMAX. I thought it it was worthwhile. Yeah there were one or two spots with blurring for a couple seconds but that was rare and the picture was stunning. She loves the movie. And just like Craig Brewer had a a great time with his dad, we had a great time sharing a movie in a bigger than life setting. I think thats where a movie like this excels.

  • That is why my VHS and DVD collection suits me just fine. You guys go to see a movie and all you come back with is the slight flaws that you noticed. Who fucking cares. Like I said I grew up watching VHS rentals. And you guys are nitpicking the fuck out of it. It's all good, but don't forget to enjoy the film. Damn spoiled Brats. By the way, get into 16MM and 35MM Prints. They are actually clearer than blu-ray even projected on a white painted old wall. 70MM is just blown up, just like you can blow up 8MM to 16 to 35 to 70MM Learn your shit guys and gals.

  • Sept. 11, 2012, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Justmyluck, I'm pretty sure that is a Drew Struzan poster.

    by Nichole

    Look at his book book Oeuvre. There at least 20 different Indy posters covering all 4 films. This style is him to a tee.

  • Sept. 11, 2012, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Not Struzan. Mark Raats.

    by Laserbrain

    Very nice piece too.

  • Sept. 11, 2012, 3:05 a.m. CST

    laserbrain, thanks for clarifying.

    by Nichole

    It is a great poster. Have you seen Oeuvre? I'll check out Raats, Thanks.

  • Sept. 11, 2012, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Dashelight...The spider cave sequence always had that glitchy moment.

    by blackmantis

    It happens more than once in that sequence. It's almost like a vibration hit the camera or something, blurring it for a second. It's on the original footage. Go and watch the DVD and you can see it there, although it's not as easy to notice because it's not being projected 50 feet tall.

  • That is was a production issue or something. Is that typical of converted older movies?

  • Sept. 11, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Contrast Problems

    by Sirmausalot

    I'm with 'entrainer' on this one. I love this movie to death, but the faux IMAX treatment somehow sapped it of its narrative power (for the most part). It did look odd. The beginning of the film was especially dark and contrasty and the film grain really felt odd blown up to that size via digital. I remember reading somewhere that the film was not meant to have deep blacks and bright whites. I wonder if someone can deny or confirm because these days (including the IMAX release, they stretched it to 'normal' levels)

  • Sept. 11, 2012, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Rumors abound!!!

    by Nice Marmot

    ViggoM. as Dr. Strange in Thor 2 ????

  • Sept. 11, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Facts about Harry

    by Mike J

    A few points which suggest Harry Knowles may not have been entirely truthful about his condition. 1. I don't believe there is any independant account of Harry's supposed accident with a comic trolly. But if you read his articles, you will see that in some way he claims to link every single aspect of his life to something geek related so I think it is perfectly reasonable to assume that he contived the comic-book trolly incident. None of that dietracts from the disability of course. 2. In his writing (if you can call it that) Knowles has claimed to have undergone the most vigorous physical rehab and daily exercise routine since Stallone ran up a mountain in Rocky IV. But where is the evidence? He is still as large as he ever was. Again, I dont doubt he has had rehab but methinks he has hugely exaggerated the extent of his regime, using it an an excuse for not delivering on the site. Late DVD column? Blame the rehab. 3. According to Knowles he had spinal stenosis and it is the worst thing in entire universe and he is a medical miracle for surviving it. He has dressed things up with a bunch of medical speak to emphasize his condition and evoke sympathy from his followers. BUT... and here's the thing... I've had spinal stenosis for several years and as a result a lot of the right side of my face is constantly numb, I suffer a lot of pain when standing for long periods and yes I have to have physio too. But the physio is not intensive nor can it be. The routines are low impact, low intensity specifically because anything strenuous would actually be damaging. Now I accept my condition may be nowhere near as bad as Knowles' but I am pretty damn sure he has vastly exaggerated the extent of his work out sessions.

  • Sept. 11, 2012, 5:25 p.m. CST

    and one more thing

    by Mike J

    My doctor and my physiotherapist have both been very clear - lose weight! I wasn't exactly big, just a bit of middle age spread, but any extra weight puts strain on a spine and this is an absolute total no no as far as spinal stenosis sufferers are concerned. Now justlook at this recent pic of Harry. Still massively obese (or indeed, just a beast) which suggests either he just can't be bothered about his health or maybe just maybe he hasn't had the level of problem with his stenosis he claims. In 2011 Knowles claimed he had lost 200lbs. Earlier in 2012 I'm sure he said he had lost a shed load more. But look at this photo. Is that the physiche of a guy you has endured a vigorous excercise regime. I'm not calling Knowles a liar. You be the judge of that. But the facts do not stack up.

  • Sept. 11, 2012, 5:25 p.m. CST

    @ Phantomcreep re: don't forget to enjoy the film

    by entrainer

    Don't know if you were referring to my post, but I did take the time to discuss my enjoyment or lack thereof. Really, for some reason, I just couldn't get pulled into the story. I think I've seen ROTLA far to many times. I remember every beat, line... So, the $ question is whether the "IMAX" experience is worth it. And if you are like me, having seen ROTLA 15-30+ times, I'm with "no" as the answer. And trust me, I "know my shit". I was trained by one of the best media compressionists in the business. You are right, 16mm and 35mm are better than blu-ray. But 70mm could be original, no? Even 35mm to IMAX film stock upscale would be better than this digital IMAX conversion. Project a single frame of film vs. a single frame of digital IMAX and notice the difference. I saw Batman Begins in IMAX but I'm almost certain it was film stock. Dark Knight, pretty sure it was film stock. MI:4... probably a digital projection that I saw. Pretty sure Avatar, Transformers 3 in 3D was digital, but I'm not sure. With so much coming from render farms and digital sources, the noise is an added effect to match film stock, IF they even did so. But I doubt it because noise would be a massive distraction in 3D.

  • I was talking to others. Your above post was fantastic by the way. That post is exactly why I love AICN and now... Entrainer!

  • Or, if you would like manipulation of an image. Film is just what it sees. It is not manipulating, only light exposed. Now if you wan't to manipulate it after that and put a matte painting behind, well you don't actually change the film. You add to it. Digital, is literally deconstructing, and piecing back together a frame.

  • Sept. 11, 2012, 6:03 p.m. CST

    And it doesn't look better than our little friend called LIGHT.

    by Nichole

  • Can't wait.