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    What the hell has gotten into the movie makers these days and the ridiculous blue tint to all the movies? It seems these idiots think we want to see everything in blue, blue snow, blue landscape even blue people! I just turned off anther DVD last night because it started out with a winter scene and the entire landscape and everything in it was a dark blue even though this was supposed to be in the daytime, fast forwarding revealed the entire movie was like this. Technology has finally given us TV with crystal clear definition and true color that we could never have had just a few years ago and what do these idiots do? Destroy the color of the movie itself to the point of being distracting. Is it just me or does this annoy anyone else?

  • #2
    Hmmm... maybe it's the Viagra?

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    • #3
      Is it because they're using "Blu-Ray" technology?


      Rex

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      • #4
        Dark Movies

        Along these same lines, it seems to me the movie makers just love to have black screens. They are forever shooting scenes which take place at night and everything is so black, you can barely make out anything. Some times there is a fright and one doesn't have any idea of who is who until some actor finds a match or flashlight. Maybe it is indicitive of the dark movie topics that are being filmed. Where have the colorful movies gone?
        Bill

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        • #5
          Some diagnostic questions that come to mind (putting on my customer service rep hat here):

          >>blue snow

          Have you checked your component video cables for a bad connection?


          >>blue landscape

          Is the movie set within the Appalachian Mountains?


          >>blue people

          Are you watching Avatar?


          >>everything in blue

          Are you wearing tinted sunglasses?


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          • #6
            I haven't seen any of these blue movies(except Avatar.)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by doorknob
              Some diagnostic questions that come to mind (putting on my customer service rep hat here):

              >>blue snow

              Have you checked your component video cables for a bad connection?


              >>blue landscape

              Is the movie set within the Appalachian Mountains?


              >>blue people

              Are you watching Avatar?


              >>everything in blue

              Are you wearing tinted sunglasses?




              I am not talking about a connection problem or color problem with the TV I am talking about the movie and the way it is shot, the blue snow is snow from a winter scene not from a poor TV signal. If you have not noticed this effect I suspect you have not seen a movie made in the last 3 or 4 years or you are color blind.


              BTW, I happen to live in the Appalachian mountains and our snow is white here the same as everywhere else.

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              • #8
                Dark Movies

                If I turn on any movie no matter how good it is and it's to dark to make out anyone I turn it off. I DVD all my movies and it surprises me how many are made that way. The delete button gets used more and more lately.

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                • #9
                  This is an example of what I am talking about but it is by no means limited to horror movies. Apparently I am not the only one annoyed by this.


                  http://www.cracked.com/article_18664...look-same.html

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                  • #10
                    It seems these idiots think we want to see everything in blue, blue snow, blue landscape even blue people!
                    It's because everyone is using those ridiculous damn blue tinted headlight bulbs! LOL

                    Or maybe the blue headlights and movies are just another manifestation of a bigger problem.
                    Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                    Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

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                    • #11
                      You left out the part where the scene is at night, the streets are wet and it is raining.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by radkins
                        BTW, I happen to live in the Appalachian mountains and our snow is white here the same as everywhere else.
                        Note to self:

                        In future, when attempting to make subtle, humorous comments about Appalachian mountain landscapes being "blue", remember to add hints about "Blue Ridges"...
                        Last edited by doorknob; 05-25-2011, 03:29 PM.

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                        • #13
                          the problem is the tv showroom
                          the one you bought most likely had to contend with many others in a brightly lit
                          store that looks nothing like your living room.

                          the manufactures know this ant crank the brightness up to a thousand just to compete (honestly would you have picked the faint dingy yellow one)

                          it is so bad most tvs now have a "show room" or "display" mode and they are shipped with it on by default. So if you find that mode and change it to off or cinema or something it will make the movies look the way the director wanted them to look instead of what the pr guy at an lcd manufacturing company had to do to compete.
                          --
                          Tom C
                          ... nice weather eh?

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                          • #14
                            I didn't work in the movie industry, but did work in TV for many years as a TV engineer. It is unbelievable how many of the people involved and making the decisions that are just plain ignorant of the technical side of the process. Modern TV cameras (and most movies are shot with HD TV cameras today) are so “advanced” that no one actually sets them up anymore. Color balancing is a thing of the past as far as the people in the field who are shooting the footage are concerned, it was established at the factory and no one on the shoot even knows how to change it or if they do, they do it wrong. I used to take an hour or more to insure that three or four cameras were set up properly for a news show or for a field production. I have done network shows and major events like football games and bowl parades. Now a camera person aims the camera at a white (hopefully white anyway) card and presses a button and it is “done”. If the card is faded a little on the yellow side, then the footage will be the opposite color, blue. It can be corrected later in the process, but it is easier to adjust the monitor in the editing room to make it look right.

                            Audio is the same. All digital. All automatic. No human judgment. Ever hear the differences in audio levels between different TV channels? Congress actually passed a law to regulate this – how’s that working out? Or just in one program or movie. Some of this is artistic license. But, unfortunately, much is just plain ignorance and lack of concern by people who either don’t care or are too cheap to do it right. If you think it may be better than this for "big budget" movies, perhaps so for some, but you may be surprised at how often many shortcuts are actually taken.

                            I doubt that it will get any better.
                            Paul A.

                            Make it fit.
                            You can't win and there is a penalty for trying!

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                            • #15
                              Fellows you are missing the point, it is NOT a technical problem, they also appear that way in the theaters! Check out the link I posted.

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