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Doctor Sleep - Final trailer

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    deknalis
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    I really like a lot of Mike Flanagan's work, but I wish every one of his movies/shows weren't color graded like flat old photographs.

    I really like a lot of Mike Flanagan's work, but I wish every one of his movies/shows weren't color graded like flat old photographs.

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      Douglas
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      Yeah I really wish more people would just go the James Wan route and embrace dark pictures/frames/shadows. I think they're afraid of backlash like GoT got for that one episode, but I'm pretty sure...

      Yeah I really wish more people would just go the James Wan route and embrace dark pictures/frames/shadows. I think they're afraid of backlash like GoT got for that one episode, but I'm pretty sure people don't care when you're in theaters.

      IMO good horror scenes will have:

      • Nice dark shadows (not brightly lit like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark)
      • No music accompanying the character in tense situations
      • An editor who respects the audience's patience
      • Camera shots that are near/around the character's POV (not zooming in on the monster's face when it's 20+ feet away from a character)
      • Minimal/subtle CGI

      This movie seems to have indie-movie coloring, brightly lit outdoor night scenes, and CW-level CGI. My expectations have been lowered.

      ...still gonna watch it opening weekend though 'cause I'll eat up whatever goddamn horror is put in front of my face.

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      1. deknalis
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        I think brightly lit horror can be a bold and extremely effective choice, but yeah if you're going to do night scenes, it's not the best idea to shoot in a well lit environment and just put a blue...

        I think brightly lit horror can be a bold and extremely effective choice, but yeah if you're going to do night scenes, it's not the best idea to shoot in a well lit environment and just put a blue filter over it.

        2 votes
  2. thejumpingbulldog
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    Man, Evan McGregor is going to have a hell of a year.

    Man, Evan McGregor is going to have a hell of a year.

    1 vote