OK, I’m still not excited about the Speed Racer movie, but it’s getting harder to be all cool and jaded. This comes from an interview with Susan Sarandon, who I guess is playing Speed Racer’s mom. She’s talking about the newfangled camera the Wachowski brothers have:
They’re using some high def thing that comes with guards and it’s beyond anything I’ve ever…. They’re doing something where they’re layering film so that the front and the back are in focus like a cartoon and they’re also doing two dimensional and three dimensional stuff and mixing and everything is very, very saturated with some new kind of film, so they actually have to treat the actors in some way so we can hold our own with the background. So it’s every color that wasn’t in The Matrix is seriously in this film.
So I guess the idea is that the whole frame, background and foreground, is completely in focus at all times? I can’t picture it. But I want to see it.
Jeez, I can’t even tell which movies are bad and good anymore. Even the new Alien vs. Predator trailer looks sorta not-bad. (Warning: ultra-violence, my droogies.)