“Hollywood is just too marvelous. One feels the footprints of all the immortals are here, but has a terrible feeling that they are in sand and won’t last when civilization comes this way.” James Whale

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  1. April 19, 2013
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    What a fantastically atmospheric shot the last image is.Wonderful things can now be done with CGI,but I still love this sort of thing.Its not hard to see that this sort of film will never really die in the sense that this is a classic for all time.

    • April 19, 2013
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      I think it’s because the CGI is so crisp and digital looking it doesn’t have the layers and burnished mystery of these sort of images…

  2. October 13, 2013
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    Vickie,I really like that-burnished mystery-a lovely phraese.I think you are quite correct there by the way.

    • October 14, 2013
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      Everything is shot digital these days, it’s crisp – but it doesn’t have the depth of film stock in a master cinematographer’s hands…

  3. October 13, 2013
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    A film whose sets had that same burnished mystery for me was the 1939 version of Hound of The Baskervilles where the oudoor scenes depicting the dark and threatening moor achieve a dreamlike intensity that still sends a shudder down my spine.I do not think CGI would have the same effect.

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