GeekNation Show #116 – Soooooo Scary!

It’s the Film Pigs very special Halloween spooktacular! They pull out all the stops in this episode filled with tricks and treats. The popcorn is creepy! The Rash Judgments go bump in the night! And an all new Mayor of Movies will make you scream! Happy candy, all you ghouls and goblins destined for diabetes!

5 thoughts on “GeekNation Show #116 – Soooooo Scary!”

  1. I’m sending YOU to Movie Jail Skelton!

    You will be forced to share a cell with fellow digital lackeys: Michael Mann, George Lucas, David Fincher, post-LOTR Peter Jackson and Bryan Singer!

    During your incarceration you will be banned from watching cinema classics such as Lawrence of Arabia and 2001: A Space Odysessy, and instead be forced to watch digital muck like Michael Mann’s post-Insider work, the Star Wars prequels and every film shot on the ghastly Panavision Genesis camera including (but no limited to) Superman Returns, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, I Know Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Scary Movie IV.

    The baliff will now take you away and may God have mercy on your soul. (I won’t).

      1. Friedkin will only be allowed to visit to show the inmates his vile “digital remaster” of THE FRENCH CONNECTION which made the film look like it was coloured by a child using pastels. This is intended to educate you about the horrors of digital crimes.

  2. I’m sure I’m not the only person to notice that the directors who were so gung-ho about forcing digital down people’s throats are directors known for either spending massive amounts of money (Mann, Cameron, Jackson, Fincher) or for being cheapskates (Rodriguez).

    Of them I think Fincher is the one who has delivered the best digital cinematic experience, since his movies are so composed and locked off that the inherent blur isn’t a problem.

    1. Digital is inevitable due to the economics of the tech, so it’s pointless to take a stand against it. Kind of like yelling at a tidal wave.

      That said, what is needed is a cabal of Kubrick-level obsessive filmmakers that can push the technology forward and make it a true successor to film, not just a replacement.

      I’d like to see the big film advocates (Nolan, Tarantino, etc.) push for better development in digital as both the new primary medium for making movies as well as the tech used for restoration/preservation of movies that originated on physical film.

      Agreed on Fincher.

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