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Posted: 9/20/2009 12:52:45 PM EST
I know the its well used in slasher movies like friday the thirteenth, and has seem some limited use in others (SPR-Omaha Beach, Doom- before end fight,Aliens the helmet cams, ripleys rescue of newt etc. Strange days- the mind recordings)

Do you think it would work in a movie from begining to end or would it be annoying/distracting.

Games like Half Life 2 seem to do a good job of immersing the player into the world but would it translate to a movie setting.
In the game the charater never talks, would a disembodied voice be confusing to the viewer or destroy the illusion.?

What are your thoughts

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:55:14 PM EST
Closest thing i can think of would be blair witch project.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:57:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 12:58:52 PM EST by johnnieblue]
Originally Posted By bluetick357:
Closest thing i can think of would be blair witch project.


Cloverfield, too.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:03:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 1:06:52 PM EST by Luckystrike]
I havent seen either one of those. Was it believable or was it nauseating?
Is it weird having the actors talk directly to you? Did the story suffer only having one point of view.
It would probably impossible to do some large cinamatic shot with only FP.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:14:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 1:14:49 PM EST by TheManInBlack]
Quarantine and somewhat District 9. I liked them both.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:19:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By Luckystrike:
I havent seen either one of those. Was it believable or was it nauseating?
Is it weird having the actors talk directly to you? Did the story suffer only having one point of view.
It would probably impossible to do some large cinamatic shot with only FP.


Blair Witch is a great movie - not sure how often the format can be used, but they pulled it off brilliantly.

Cloverfield - half the people hate it, others find it a pleasent way to waste 90 minutes. Oscar quality it is not.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:22:46 PM EST
84 Charlie MoPic.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:25:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 1:26:08 PM EST by Moose]
84 Charlie Mopic follows a patrol during the Vietnam War.


Gah, Seraph beat me to it...

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Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:27:11 PM EST
i opened this thread to mention the game Halflife 2 but i see the OP already got that covered. whenever i play i find myself answering outloud to questions and comments made to freeman in game. i love it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:29:37 PM EST
All my private porn...
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:31:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By legonas:
i opened this thread to mention the game Halflife 2 but i see the OP already got that covered. whenever i play i find myself answering outloud to questions and comments made to freeman in game. i love it.

Without a doubt, the most immersing game I've ever played. The characters actually seeming like people, replete with eye movements during dialogue and realistic facial expressions - just cements it.

Not sure how well a movie would work, unless the person "seeing" everything was more like a photographer or a corespondent, not actually actively being involved in most of the events.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:34:19 PM EST
not a movie, but wasn't an episode of MASH all first person?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:42:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By Luckystrike:
I havent seen either one of those. Was it believable or was it nauseating?
Is it weird having the actors talk directly to you? Did the story suffer only having one point of view.
It would probably impossible to do some large cinamatic shot with only FP.


Annoying.

For one thing the cam-corder motion is annoying because it's not fun to watch a movie and not see stuff...especially in a creature movie. If you take time to notice, so many shows and movies are shot like this...the jiggly camera technique. It's getting old and hack to me.

Second, when the first person view is someone carrying around a cam-corder, the screenplay has to keep the plot devices and events where they are visible to the cam-corder...which leads to horrible contrivances and unrealistic scenarios where someone is holding a cam-corder and filming something that in real-life they would not be filming.

I think the problem with the first person view is that you have to pick your poison and either go one of two ways:
1) ultra-realistic...which means there are lots of things that normally add richness to the story that you have to leave out because they would occur "off-camera". So to make an interesting movie for the viewer, you have to make the popint of the movie the perspective. But that can come off as all style and no substance.
2) Or come up with obvious and illogical contrivances so the audience can keep up with the story line...which then begs the question why film it from first person perspective.

About the only movie I enjoyed that tried to pull something like this off was Memento. It's not shot from the first person completely camera-wise, but the story is told that way and a critical plot key is driven home by use of this method.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:46:58 PM EST
As mentioned above, Blair Witch Project and 84 Charlie Mopic come closest to that.

They are both excellent films too.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:51:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 1:52:46 PM EST by mhoffman]
A Half-Life 2 movie would be terrible.

Why?

Because the game itself was so amazing.

They'd have two options:

1) Do it according to the plot of the game, then everyone who played it knows the outcome, or

2) Do something totally different, in which case it would be an extension of the Half-Life series and extremely risky on its own - especially if you don't do a Half-Life (original) movie to setup the second one.

But on that note, if a Half-Life movie was made (the original) and it was AMAZING, the sequel could quite possibly be the most anticipated movie EVER.

My gamble would be that, if a Half-Life movie was made, it would either (1) not be first person, or (2) be first person, but not from Freeman's perspective.

I also believe that, in the case of the latter, Hugh Laurie would be perfect for the role of Freeman. But then I'd never look at House the same way again.

_MaH

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Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:53:11 PM EST
Cloverfield was pretty good.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:56:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 1:58:04 PM EST by sharps54]
I believe there was a Raymond Chandler movie made that way in the 50's but I don't remember the name, a previous poster already mentioned the MASH episode.

Here it is, Lady in the Lake from 1947.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:15:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 2:16:21 PM EST by Featheredmafia]
Lady in the Lake, film noir.

Edited to acknowledge one with quicker google-fu.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:27:55 PM EST
The Sixth Sense?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:47:01 PM EST
DOOm was suppose to have some good FPS camera work but they dropped the ball.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:51:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By mhoffman:
A Half-Life 2 movie would be terrible.

Why?

Because the game itself was so amazing.

They'd have two options:

1) Do it according to the plot of the game, then everyone who played it knows the outcome, or

2) Do something totally different, in which case it would be an extension of the Half-Life series and extremely risky on its own - especially if you don't do a Half-Life (original) movie to setup the second one.

But on that note, if a Half-Life movie was made (the original) and it was AMAZING, the sequel could quite possibly be the most anticipated movie EVER.

My gamble would be that, if a Half-Life movie was made, it would either (1) not be first person, or (2) be first person, but not from Freeman's perspective.

I also believe that, in the case of the latter, Hugh Laurie would be perfect for the role of Freeman. But then I'd never look at House the same way again.

_MaH

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knowning the outcome of a movie does not make watching said movie unenjoyable. people rewatch movies all the time, for popular ones some people rewatch them many, many times. ive played through HL2 and both expansions 3-4 times, and knowing what was going to happen did not make it any less fun. number 1 would be the best bet. simply playing through the game, creating a storyboard for hte movie exactly from your playthrough, and you will have a HUGE hit of a movie.thats all you ahve to do! and freeman must remain silent! the movie should be just like the game, YOU ARE FREEMAN. i dont even think it should be live action. FF movie style CGI would be far superior to telling this kind of story. to bad most of america doesnt take CGI or animation seriously. they'll say its "childish". its a much better medium to tell a story like this.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:54:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 2:54:53 PM EST by Max_Mike]
Lady in the Lake

ETA: see sharps54 got there first.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:12:38 PM EST
The Lady in the Lake is a great movie. Going so far as to blur or wobble when the character is being knocked out or groggy.

Eric
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:20:29 PM EST
Monsters of Cock POV (Point of View)
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:48:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 4:20:34 PM EST by monkeymagic]
To further derail the post and mention how awesome Half Life 2 is, remember the sequence in episode 2 where Freeman and Alyx are taking the challenger to the base towards the end, and you make a few stops to clear out some houses and unlock those blue force fields?

At one spot right after getting in the car I just randomly turned the camera to Alyx in the passenger seat, and she turned around and winked. Man it's those subtle details that makes a game a masterpiece.



Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:50:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By AMZ:
All my private porn...


I don't think that 2 minute shorts are considered "movies".
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:10:32 PM EST
I think a "serous" HL1 movie would be quite good..

I could see something that Gordon Freeman was ROTC at MIT, Wanted to go military but was pulled in to Black Mesa due to his academic achievements..
Fit, but Nerdy. Loner, trying to start his career.. Make him human, not some commando. More of a smart guy, less edgy.. an intelligent man, with common sense
and some physical ability and a mindset to survive..

Maybe pull in some of the sub-plots from the POV of the commando's too.. More of a, they really don't want to kill everyone, but have to stop the spread of the Zen Incursion at all costs..

Paint the military in a positive light.. but in tragic circumstances..

Follow the plot of HL1.. Maybe even do a Trilogy of HL1, HL2, HLep1-3..

It would be a GREAT Survival Horror Movie.. Think DotD without any Campy Elements..


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