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Old 01-06-2017, 02:36 PM
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I wouldn't worry about Doctor Who; there's no way they can afford this tech.
Certainly not anytime soon. They want to, though, I guarantee it - spin off media is already recasting dead Doctors, and the 50th anniversary special had stand-ins for a static shot where they overlaid the original actors faces over the stand-ins. If they could have had them all in, moving around, shouting new lines, they would have.

This tech is a-comin, whether I like it or not.

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Old 01-06-2017, 02:51 PM
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Making someone look younger (Tron, Civil War, Westworld) uses similar technology, but it's just a stand in for effects makeup. It still looks awkward, but it would look off either way. Bringing back a dead actor's image and faking their performance is something else altogether.

I don't think that Rogue One was disrespectful to Cushing, but it's a strange phenomenon. I could see it being used disrespectfully, even by someone who has the legal right to use it. I can definitely see why people are bothered by the precedent, and I expect that more and more actors will have language in their will restricting the use of their image.
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Old 01-06-2017, 03:01 PM
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Yeah I figured they were people in there, just wondering if they overdid Fisher specifically.
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Old 01-06-2017, 03:50 PM
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I just want to know if NecroCushing had to wear Necroslippers on set.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:20 AM
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I expect that more and more actors will have language in their will restricting the use of their image.
Definitely, but the flipside of this is that we can also expect more and more will have language explicitly allowing the use of their image in specific circumstances in exchange for some fat cash, because they know they will be dead and it won't matter, whereas money is useful while you are still alive, or even when you are dead but people you love are still alive.
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Old 01-08-2017, 02:28 PM
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Of course they do. How else would they be able to stand and walk on the floor on spaceships? "Artificial Gravity"?
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:50 PM
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Swiping this awesome still from the Star Wars twitter to appreciate something:



I LIKE that the superlaser just... shoots into the target. There's no overdramatic "clouds parting into rings" or "sustained pillar of light" or any similar film/anime tropes. It's just a big blast that's over in half a second because that's all it needs to be, and its suddenness is as important as its finality.
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:47 PM
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If it was just a typical directed-energy weapon, thermal effects would blow holes through clouds. However, since it uses kyber crystals, it could function similarly to lightsabers, which don't evidently conduct heat through whatever forms the exterior of the blade. It's actually a really smart idea for something designed to fire into an atmosphere.

I'm guessing someone knew exactly what they were doing when they planned those shots.
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:55 AM
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As long as it means you can still grill hot dogs, I'm okay with it.

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Old 01-11-2017, 07:14 AM
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Of course they do. How else would they be able to stand and walk on the floor on spaceships? "Artificial Gravity"?
Lol, I did'nt see that coming.
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:14 AM
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Definitely, but the flipside of this is that we can also expect more and more will have language explicitly allowing the use of their image in specific circumstances in exchange for some fat cash, because they know they will be dead and it won't matter, whereas money is useful while you are still alive, or even when you are dead but people you love are still alive.
Thing is? Usually when you sign up to do a movie or series of movies you promise the studio the use of your likeness as part of the deal. This is what lets them put you on posters, t-shirts, souvenir glasses, etc., without your permission. This is possibly also what lets them put your likeness in other movies. This is rotten, since they aren't putting YOU in the movies - just your likeness. They usually have to pay you for that use (or in this case your estate or whoever holds the rights to residuals.)

(worst offender: reality tv)
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Of course they do. How else would they be able to stand and walk on the floor on spaceships? "Artificial Gravity"?
Are you sure it isn't so they can lean like Michael?

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Old 01-17-2017, 11:40 AM
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Thing is? Usually when you sign up to do a movie or series of movies you promise the studio the use of your likeness as part of the deal. This is what lets them put you on posters, t-shirts, souvenir glasses, etc., without your permission. This is possibly also what lets them put your likeness in other movies. This is rotten, since they aren't putting YOU in the movies - just your likeness. They usually have to pay you for that use (or in this case your estate or whoever holds the rights to residuals.)
I've said it before, but Carrie Fisher frequently joked about this. There's a bit about it in Empire of Dreams, for instance.

(And given how Star Wars' merchandising and likeness rights changed Hollywood, it wouldn't surprise me if those original deals were substantially more producer-friendly than later ones.)
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