Re: TITAN A.E. (this looks cheap)


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Posted by Jeremey on December 27, 1999 at 18:39:10:

In Reply to: Re: TITAN A.E. (this looks cheap) posted by angered on December 27, 1999 at 15:10:55:

It's probably all on 2's --unless they slowed things down for the trailer--which the studio (marketing) tends to do--along with switching lines of dialogue. They also lighten dark scenes and darken light ones so that they don't "jar" when cut together as a trailer. Common practice. It won't necessarily be that way in the finished project. Also remember that the studio is SCROUNGING for clips from an unfinished film to put a trailer together, so these things happen. Often, shots are rushed through production just to make a trailer.

BUT--Don Bluth (of "Rock-A-Doodle" fame) is directing, and he's relied on shoddy rotoscope work for YEARS. It's a crutch in his case (unike Disney's use of it in the past as a tool). Of course, putting things on 2's is also a budget saver.

After a big splash (albiet a poor story) with "Secret of NIMH," Don Bluth won't let his inability to communicate an idea stop him from foisting his "visions" on the unsuspecting public. "Anastasia" was OK for what it was, but that was mostly Fox management tightening their grip on the story. Bluth on his own makes masterpieces like "Rock-A-Doodle" and "Troll in Central Park." He also made "American Tail" which did respectable buisness regardless of it's confused story. I'm still waiting for him to get it right, but until then, I enjoy the whole-hearted bizarreness of his wacky productions. BTW, Don owes a LOT of artists both in L.A. and in Ireland a TON of money. One friend of mine (background painter) is owed $9,000--but after years of trying to get paid, she dropped it.


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