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Old 05-17-2013, 03:35 AM   #1
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NewYorker: How Michael Crichton’s “Westworld” Pioneered Modern Special Effects

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"Nearly every studio film at the multiplexes this summer will have been created, at least partly, by a computer. The digital origins of some effects will be easy enough to guess: starships and rocket-suited men in flight, giant fighting robots, ancient naval battles. Vastly more of them will be subtle enough to pass by the average moviegoer—casual, dialogue-driven scenes shot in front of green screens and placed into digital streetscapes, or wires and buildings digitally removed.

These bread-and-butter effects are everywhere. Even “Amour,” last year’s Palme d’Or-winning drama set within a Paris apartment, relied on green-screen work.

The rise of the pixel in cinema may feel like a recent development, but this year actually marks its fortieth anniversary. It began in 1973, with the release of a low-budget science-fiction film, Michael Crichton’s “Westworld.” The movie’s use of a digital effect for a total of two minutes—a now-routine process called pixelization, commonly deployed on Gordon Ramsay cooking shows to obscure a contestant’s cursing mouth—was the unlikely launching point of this revolution.







http://www.newyorker.com/online/blo...the-movies.html


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Old 05-17-2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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For a thousand dollars a day, visitors lived their fantasies, interacting with characters of the period—in reality, robots programmed only to serve. As the film begins, two professional men in their mid-thirties, played by James Brolin and Richard Benjamin, are heading to Westworld for a bachelors’ adventure. A recorded female voice assures the new arrivals that the technology of Delos is “highly reliable.” Of course, it isn’t.


Kinda like my computer at work.

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“Westworld” did open on time, on November 21, 1973, and remains warmly regarded, with an eighty-seven-per-cent-positive rating from critics on the Web site Rotten Tomatoes.


Rotton Tomatoes has been around that long, eh?
 
Old 05-20-2013, 07:13 AM   #3
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Rotton Tomatoes has been around that long, eh?


Some people do revisit old movies. You know, 'cause they love cinema and stuff.
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Some people do revisit old movies. You know, 'cause they love cinema and stuff.


And some of us can remember them from when they were first released
 
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"Nearly every studio film at the multiplexes this summer will have been created, at least partly, by a computer."

Really? By a computer? Stopped reading there.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:56 PM   #6
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"Nearly every studio film at the multiplexes this summer will have been created, at least partly, by a computer."

Really? By a computer? Stopped reading there.


Imagine if Cleverbot somehow wrote a script, then directed a movie. That would be interesting.
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:17 AM   #7
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Really? By a computer? Stopped reading there.

It said, "partly." I guess computers deserve the credit for doing part of the work that goes into creating a movie. If nothing else, we'd be stupid to scroll the end credits manually, when the computer can do that so well automatically.
 
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