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PostSubject: Was the villain's death suppose to be out of focus intentionally?   Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:22 pm

SPOILER

When Kananga floats up the ceiling and explodes, do you notice how the footage goes out of focus or becomes blurred once he reaches the top? I wonder if this was completely unintentional and they filmmakers only had one take and had to live with it, or if the footage was in focus originally, but the editors and the director, producer, later thought "This death special effect looks terrible! We need to throw it out of focus so the audience doesn't see how bad it actually is, when in focus!"

Or maybe that wasn't the case at all?
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PostSubject: Re: Was the villain's death suppose to be out of focus intentionally?   Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:32 pm

A spoiler alert? The film's 45 years old!
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PostSubject: Re: Was the villain's death suppose to be out of focus intentionally?   Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:44 pm

It seems almost like the frame itself was enlarged and thus the image goes fuzzier, becomes less distinct and the grain is magnified.
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PostSubject: Re: Was the villain's death suppose to be out of focus intentionally?   Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:12 pm

Yep that makes sense.  Why was it enlarged though, would the death not look as good if it was further back, rather than losing resolution?

As far as spoiling an old movie goes, not everyone has seen the movie yet :).
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PostSubject: Re: Was the villain's death suppose to be out of focus intentionally?   Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:41 pm

Kananga's death is relatively light on gore, but the next time the series had a bad guy go 'pop' they went for it a bit more -



Plus Sanchez's 'Launder it' probably tops Bond's 'inflated opinion' quip.
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PostSubject: Re: Was the villain's death suppose to be out of focus intentionally?   Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:52 pm

@Blunt Instrument wrote:

Plus Sanchez's 'Launder it' probably tops Bond's 'inflated opinion' quip.

Yep. Bond didn't even answer Solitaire's question. Could have worked a lot better had the writers given her a better question to ask.
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PostSubject: Re: Was the villain's death suppose to be out of focus intentionally?   Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:03 am

Would Bond's line have worked better if Solitaire didn't ask a question at all and Bond had just said the line?
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PostSubject: Re: Was the villain's death suppose to be out of focus intentionally?   Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:15 am

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