i could stare at this picture all day
Hope you liked your fancy CGI tiger, because it killed the FX house that brought us Babe the pig.
#5. Life of Pi Bankrupted the Special Effects Studio
Even though the movie grossed over $600 million and won four Academy Awards (including special effects), Rhythm & Hues went bankrupt shortly after its release. Remember during the Oscars ceremony when that one guy tried to say something but got cut off by the theme from Jaws, and everyone laughed? Yeah, he was trying to tell you that the same company that created those impressive visuals is now in the gutter.
How is this possible? Well, it’s mainly because visual effects is a flawed industry with a business model that is impossible to succeed in. In order to save money, movie studios tend to contract VFX companies on a “fixed fee,” meaning that after a certain amount of takes, the VFX guys are forced to cover the costs. So, when an unfilmable picture like Life of Pi requires extra work, the visual companies end up “paying for the movie.” In the end, Rhythm & Hues didn’t see a penny from those $600 million.
Cobra by Thomas van Rooij
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House of Flying Daggers (2004) - dir. Yimou Zhang
It’s funny, I often speak of films “getting it right on all levels.” Here’s a film that is visually stimulating, has a brilliant score, the costume and make-up design is splendid, even the basic plot is great. It’s a well executed film but somehow feels like its missing some glue… it’s not coherent enough to make up for its length (which is sad, because it’s under two hours). And even though it’s visually striking, this is a film with little to no replay value.
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“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.” -Walt Disney
Done by Johnny at Evolution Tattoo in Reno, Nevada.