Originally Posted by AiniA
Someone mentioned realistic waves. Two movies that got it right in my mind are Master and Commander and Life of Pi.
Amen to both those.
Life of Pi were sometimes surrealistic, of course, but intentionally so, and that was entirely appropriate to the thrust of the movie
And I liked the way the storm when the ship sank was really quite understated. Especially by movie
I really got the feeling that for those two movies, the "expert help" were actually given due deference.
I don't actually understand how it qualifies as nitpicking to rubbish a movie where they paid highly skilled people to tell them how to make it authentic, then at the end of the process wilfully threw all the authentic footage away and did the exact opposite ... quickly, cheaply and badly ... just to pander to a cocktail of wilful ignorance and wishful fantasy.
Sure, that's where the money
is. So is prostitution.
Life of Pi didn't pander to anyone.
I didn't actually "get" it when I watched it:
I had to read the book.
(I couldn't follow some of the dialog - the Indians were fine, because they enunciate English
so clearly -- but American drawl is starting to elude me, and I couldn't understand the Japanese investigators at the end......
that's my face-saving excuse, but possibly I'm just too thick... and I'm absolutely FINE with that.
It's a rare thing, a brave thing, and I personally think a good thing, for a film to be LESS self explanatory than the same story in book form. And to do it SO well, that it manages to turn a profit ...
That's brilliance. I reckon.