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  • There's a new digital only gaming magazine called Funland, and it looks cool. I'm gonna check it out later and report back.

    https://www.polygon.com/22412770/funland-indie-magazine-publication-print-itchio



  • @DIPSET I've been following those fan restorations on and off for years. It's wonderful the lengths they've gone to.



  • It's a car fighting game... or a fighting car game?



  • Achieving photorealism from game footage using AI. Honestly it looks almost like IRL 480p footage, it's really cool.

    Youtube Video



  • This is ending in a few days.



  • Season 2 of one of the funniest shows I've ever seen is coming out next month.



  • I never heard about this movie before, and now I really want to watch it. It looks so bonkers and unlike anything I've ever seen.

    Youtube Video



  • @bam541

    It's a great movie.

    I've been watching some old films recently upon recommendations and one I loved with Billy Wilder's "The Apartment" from 1960. Which is a comedy-drama also criticizing our capitalist society and how it strips us of our humanity.

    It's not like I've made some sort of revolutionary discovery here, but we really are just living out the same shit, different day. When social commentary from movies 50-60 years ago still apply today like nothing has changed, it kinda makes me sad more than anything.

    Still though, Playtime is great. I think I saw it on Netflix or Amazon Prime.



  • @dipset said in That's Not News!:

    Still though, Playtime is great. I think I saw it on Netflix or Amazon Prime.

    Ouch.

    I'd like to see Playtime, but it was designed for 70mm projection, and very few theaters are equipped for that.



  • @oscillator

    I always get confused with 70mm film vs a 70mm lens. Cause the lens would be zoomed in more and I always have to think for a second why 70mm is "bigger" then I remember, oh yeah F-I-L-M.

    I torrented a 4K reissue version online in like 2014 or 2015 and it looked fantastic quite honestly. The frame was filled out with no letterbox so I assume they put a lot of attention into recreating the vision. I'm sure things were cropped but it looked great is all I can say.

    Also, can you even view Playtime on film anymore? I heard it was damaged or something and never even came to North America. At least a coworker told me that once but I'm maybe misremembering.



  • @dipset said in That's Not News!:

    @oscillator

    I always get confused with 70mm film vs a 70mm lens. Cause the lens would be zoomed in more and I always have to think for a second why 70mm is "bigger" then I remember, oh yeah F-I-L-M.

    I torrented a 4K reissue version online in like 2014 or 2015 and it looked fantastic quite honestly. The frame was filled out with no letterbox so I assume they put a lot of attention into recreating the vision. I'm sure things were cropped but it looked great is all I can say.

    Also, can you even view Playtime on film anymore? I heard it was damaged or something and never even came to North America. At least a coworker told me that once but I'm maybe misremembering.

    Yeah, it gets screened in 70mm (where available) fairly frequently. It was shown in the U.S. during its original 1970's run, but only in 35mm.

    It was restored in 2002, partially photochemically, partially digital 4K:

    https://www.in70mm.com/news/2004/playtime/uk/index.htm

    That article also mentions that the negative was in an obsolete 1.75:1 aspect ratio, so nowadays it's shown slightly cropped on the top and bottom.



  • Playtime is wonderful! It's so easy to be pessimistic when telling the kind of story that Playtime tells, but instead it's really quite hopeful. It's almost life-affirming, in a way. No matter how obtuse, and robotic, and grey the world gets, humanity will find love, compassion, and joy. One of my favorite films ever. It's on the Criterion Channel if you have it.

    Was surprised to see Dunkey cover it, but I'm certainly not complaining. I like the idea of Dunkey of all people leading this 1967 French comedy to a new audience.