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Speaking of...

...the state of movie making these days, has anyone seen the trailer for the movie 300?

First of all, I'd just like to say that this movie looks like the most epic thing imaginable. The main badass Spartan character is one of the most intimidating people I've ever seen.

But that's beside the point. The point is that the behind the scenes footage of this film looks like a tutorial video for green screening. In fact, it looks like, at no point in the filming of this movie did they ever step foot outside of a studio. Literally everything was green. This is what I was originally going to do my thesis on. In Hollywood, they have the science of green screening and computer animation down so pat, it's pretty much all they do nowadays. I feel like a real old ass man saying the word "nowadays" but really, I am fearful that the old days of film making will be lost in the future. If current trends continue, there will be no need to film anything on location. Everything will be done in studio, and there will be no extras. Everyone except the main characters will be computer generated. Eventually, they won't even need actors. They will be able to artificially generate actors. If they take enough pictures from enough angles, and use motion capture technology, stars can act in movies they've never acted in. For example, they will be able to artificially generate Tom Cruise into movies well into his 100s. This excites me.

i don't read your posts

i don't read your posts anymore but i'm going to comment on this one and say i admire your phallocentric postmodernism.