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When I was going to school, I had access to a big library of recorded Shakespeare performances, which included a couple performed in the original pronunciation. I think I watched part of A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's a completely different way of listening to Shakespeare, definitely.

Also, I only just yesterday saw that Sir Patrick was reading sonnets on Twitter. Bless.

Maybe I should buckle in, and make it a Shakespeare weekend. Rewatch Acting Shakespeare to round things out.

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Y'all do that. I'mma stay out here.

I'm saving Shakespeare for prison.

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Watch the four-hour Branagh Hamlet, you coward, you don't have anywhere to be

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Or David Tennant and Catherine Tate's Much Ado About Nothing. God they're fantastic.

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YES. Absolutely. I love that production.

(It is ultimate a little too heavy on the comedy to be my favourite version of Much Ado. But God I am glad it exists.)

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Also Chimes at Midnight is on Criterion Channel, is the best movie Orson Welles ever made, and it makes a great backwards double feature with Branagh's Henry V (do the latter first and watch Chimes as the superior prequel).

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(Apologies for the double post)

Some friends of mine put on an absolutely free production of Much Ado in the director's backyard for fun a couple of summers ago. It was one of the most fun experiences I've ever had. I love theatre people.

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Prequels are out in UHD - time to watch again as the resolution goes up each decade.

not long to go now...

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https://contemplatrix.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/uc-film-poster1.jpg

[rewatch]

A great becoming. Community born from the ashes of life under capitalism, masquerading as romance born from the ashes of our former selves. As meticulously constructed as Primer, but abandoning that film's cold cerebralism for an elliptical sea of pure emotion and association. A masterpiece now more than ever, and definitive pandemic cinema.

(Give Shane Carruth money you fucking fucks.)

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avatar wrote:

Prequels are out in UHD - time to watch again as the resolution goes up each decade.

How does that work? They were shot in high def?!

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Upscaling these days is nothing more than a node in Nuke. And it's frighteningly efficient.

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Also TPM was shot on 35mm, so that one comes by it honestly.

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Except for that one scene they shot in digital, with the Twi'lek blood orgy.

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AotC 3D scenes in 4K. My brain... farts... at the thought.

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*Geonosians crawl across Saniss's brain*

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Abbie wrote:

A great becoming. Community born from the ashes of life under capitalism, masquerading as romance born from the ashes of our former selves. As meticulously constructed as Primer, but abandoning that film's cold cerebralism for an elliptical sea of pure emotion and association. A masterpiece now more than ever, and definitive pandemic cinema.

Definitely time for me to give Upstream Color a rewatch, because my reaction at the time was visceral dislike and yet I'm inclined to think it's my kind of film. So. Hoping my present self is at a better place to receive this one.

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Hoping so as well!!

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Hm.

I might make a project of this-the-same, this week. It's probably time I at least watched the thing, after all.

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TPM was shot on 35mm, but weren't the VFX shots scanned in at 2k and then printed back onto film? And since there's a lot of VFX shots, I'd guess that most of the film's negative only has 2k worth of resolution anyway. Though it is possible that they went back to camera negatives, scanned those in at 4k, and then re-composited the CGI, but I don't know if the old software they used would even work on today's computers.

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Hey, it's the maestro!

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!

Anyway.

I agree. I'd be astonished if they did much actual work on this. I'll bet it's mostly an uprez of old filmouts.

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Think about it, though. Twice the resolution equals four times more pixels where George can do worthless modifications. It's a playground! Like, a poetry playground.

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Much like higher dimensions, the higher poetries all take place in very small folded spaces.

Four pixels each.

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/35/Threadsmoviecover.jpg

Jesus fucking Christ. Fucking . . . Jesus fucking Christ.

The whimper after the bang. ABSOLUTELY the wrong quarantine viewing, which of course means it's the perfect quarantine viewing. Two hours of complete and utter hell on earth.

And then you read the Wiki article and discover that Ronald Reagan watched it and realize that art is pointless, we're never going to get rid of nuclear weapons and the atrocities depicted here could still happen at any time. Wheeeeeeeee

This is available on Mubi for the next four days. Sign up for a free trial and watch it.

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Abbie wrote:

Sign up for a free trial and watch it.

*writes note on arm*

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Abbie wrote:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/35/Threadsmoviecover.jpg

Jesus fucking Christ. Fucking . . . Jesus fucking Christ.

The whimper after the bang. ABSOLUTELY the wrong quarantine viewing, which of course means it's the perfect quarantine viewing. Two hours of complete and utter hell on earth.

And then you read the Wiki article and discover that Ronald Reagan watched it and realize that art is pointless, we're never going to get rid of nuclear weapons and the atrocities depicted here could still happen at any time. Wheeeeeeeee

This is available on Mubi for the next four days. Sign up for a free trial and watch it.

Threads is the scariest movie I've ever seen, I can't imagine watching it in quarantine.

*grabs blu-ray copy*

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