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In Reply to: RE: Hollywood movie industry should be defunct posted by Jay Buridan on May 31, 2020 at 19:52:51
story and character driven films, vastly preferring CGI/FX noise and hyper-pace.
Who cares, though, as long as foreign films find venues? Actually, I care because it is difficult most of the time to find top foreign films in theaters--- on line just isn't the same. I don't care how great your home theater is, it ain't nowhere close to a theater big screen.
But there are plenty of foreign films that make up for the dearth of Hollywood quality production. That's been the case for years and years.
Streaming original films? Unless the writing improves, it's going to follow films into a descent into "Wow!" (zzzzzz...)
True but you can better the sound at home. And sit closer to your TV - kind of bigger screen then.
Some current ones do, but try to see L'Avventura in theater.
Good size screen plus a reasonably priced projector will bridge the gap sufficiently.
a (relative) great success, it would be from an established, more well-known director. Frankly, I was pleasantly surprised to see its (again, relatively so) wide release. Meanwhile, "Burning," a film I thought was superior to it, was very difficult to find on the big screen.
Perhaps the best of recent foreign releases, "An Elephant Sitting Still," by a young Chinese filmmaker (Hu Bo, who admitted to being a fan of Tarr's) (and Bela reciprocated by highly praising the young man), had been almost impossible to find in theaters (pre-virus, of course).
Tragically, there will be no more of Bo's work: he committed suicide soon after the film's release.
"Bridge the gap sufficiently." Not for me. My Kuro was great, but I couldn't compare it to the thrill of seeing 10 ft. tall lips or the audience experience (usually, early in the day to avoid noise makers).
I want $10,000 a bottle, or nothing.
Perhaps you have not experienced a 10 foot screen with good projector in your room.
There is no limit to what's available. I once installed equipment in Rupert Murdock's home theater in lower Manhattan. There was a projector room with two 35mm projectors and one huge DLP one. Full time projectionist. The films were delivered to him straight from the vaults of 20th Century Fox.
Perhaps THAT home theater model would make you excited? :)
It's a far bigger compromise and I would not be satisfied having seen 10' tall lips (not screen, that's still small).
And you're taking a lot of license with logic: I don't have Murdock or Croesus pockets. A typical 65" screen experience vs theater screen is more like bookshelf speakers compared to large full-range...
Saddest thing in the world is these fellows with their massive home systems. I knew one who invited me to watch a film: he had the plush theater seats, even a popcorn machine (from one of his shuttered theaters). His wife, somewhat exasperatedly, confided to mine that he invited "just about everyone!"
Similar situation to larger sailboat owners: they die of loneliness. No one wants to play with their toys.
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