Monday, 1 February 2010

Irréversible - Making Of

I found this extremely interesting little documentary about the digital manipulation techniques used in the excellent 2002 French film Irréversible.

We all know how 3d is used with the purpose of faking realism is used in mainstream , accessible Hollywood but you would never really think of low budget, 16mm shot, extreme European cinema using or finding much need for such techniques but Irréversible bucks the trend in a very typical extreme European cinema way (3D penis for example). I was very surprised at the extent of the digital manipulation process in the film, seeing 3D/Maya used to create such anti-Hollywood things is something I've always wanted to see happen, perhaps I have found a new calling in life.

I emphasise the warning, though it's much worse in the film but still, this documentary doesn't hold back. I'm posting this for intelluctual purposes

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CONTAINS NASTY THINGS OF A VIOLENT AND SEXUAL NATURE THAT YOU MAY NOT WANT TO SEE
CONTAINS NASTY THINGS OF A VIOLENT AND SEXUAL NATURE THAT YOU MAY NOT WANT TO SEE
CONTAINS NASTY THINGS OF A VIOLENT AND SEXUAL NATURE THAT YOU MAY NOT WANT TO SEE




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2 comments:

tutorphil said...

christ! There's only so much 'fire extinguisher in the face' footage a man needs in his life; that said - yes, very interesting stuff - and in a different world to the blue-skinned prog-rock stylings of Avatar... I wonder then, if their is a moral argument around use of cg and realism; for instance, in a different way, the Forrest Gump footage is disturbing, in so much as it fakes the real convincingly; in terms of your framing practice assignment there's a really good book on the subject of the morality/politics of re-touching in this sense - the name escapes me at the moment (it's late) - I'll follow up later.

Keith Larkin said...

I have actually just watched that, even though its French i would still like to see it i think.

Interesting though..

You do watch some weird stuff Tom.