The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)


(Sebastian) #482

Cinemateque is not a company it’s… The cinemateque… :wink:

To quote my own review:

Now the Film Movement disc is also not 4K material, but it is based on the Compass Film (Movietime) 2K restoration. It is entirely possible that the Cinematheque did a 4K scan but all subsequent restoration work for further use happened in 2K. The Cinematheque did the restoration based on the negatives provided by Movietime, so this is probably as close as it’ll get.

Not sure why the Cinemateque was talking about 4k in their press release…


(Nick) #483

I got ya now. I’d never heard of what the Cinemateque was. Thanks for clearing that up for me!


(Sebastian) #484

(Ghost of Sartana) #485

Holy **** does this film ever look good with the 2K restoration blu-ray!


#486

There is the definite technology potential that will make current restorations look like the before image. This would have to go well beyond the current sharpening(just one aspect of restoration which can create other issues), below, which, in this example, just “sharpens” the current restored version.

Animated gif below:

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#487

Interesting … I think the sharpened version is a bit too severe - somewhere in between might work better.

Last night I watched part of ’Casino Royale’ 2006, (experimenting with the settings on my TV ) for the first time I noticed that Dame Judy’s close ups, even her medium shots have all been artificially given the soft focus treatment … post production, rather than the old Vaseline on the camera lens trick, … which is slightly weird considering that the leading man, Daniel Craig who’s 32 years younger has more facial lines and general wear and tear than the then 74 year old actress.

So the golden rule for budding film stars in this age of HD and Ultra HD, ‘Don’t forget to moisturise!’ :rofl:


#488

There is software that is routinely used on news and talk shows that softens wrinkles in real time, not even post-production. I’m surprised that for a million dollar movie,in post-production, they couldn’t have made Dame JD’s face look tight focus but no wrinkles using some kind of 3D animation overlay or some editing software plug-in, instead of digital-vasoline :rofl:.


#489

Poor Judi … her wrinkled old ears must be burning :smile:

Seriously though, I have no problem with people’s age or features … it’s a natural process that we all have to face. Just found it odd that I’d never noticed the effect before watching a HD picture.

I’m sure I look a fecking sight, and I’m only 2 years older than our current 007 :rofl:


#490

Exactly. If studios choose to selectively blunt advances in HD clarity through post-production cosmetic blurring,
they should do it in a way that doesn’t ironically make viewers focus on what they’re crafting you not to :grinning:.


#491

Makeup artists apparently had to go back to school when HD came about.


#492

“Make up? … What make up?”

I’m looking at you, Gianni Garko :smile: