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Fox Mulder
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Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look



ridiculous in old people makeup

leonardo dicaprio and the other guy in j edgar
guy pearce in prometheus

i could go on, but i generally groan when i see a young actor portraying an elderly character EXCEPT orson welles in CK which is 70 years old, shouldn't that look ridiculous and the modern actors look real?







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re: Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look


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re: Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look


Thread is useless without pics.





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re: Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look


No makeup. He just drank and smoked a shite load.





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re: Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look


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Thread is useless without pics.


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re: Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look


easier in B&W






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guy pearce in prometheus


That was terrible. The 4 year old kids that played the Wise Men in my son's Christmas program were more believable.






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re: Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look


I think the film being in black and white probably helps.





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re: Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look


Because Orson Welles was a f*cking genius filmmaker, decades ahead of his time.

Why do the special effects in 2001 and Bladerunner look way better than any of the CGI-fueled crapfests that pass for "movies" nowadays?

(You kind of expected this sort of response out of a victim of cynicism like myself, didn't you? - I should form a support group on the M/TV board.)






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The 4 year old kids that played the Wise Men in my son's Christmas program were more believable.








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Fox Mulder
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re: Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look


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Why do the special effects in 2001 and Bladerunner look way better than any of the CGI-fueled crapfests that pass for "movies" nowadays?


That's easy. Everything made on a computer is so clean and sterile that it lacks grit, it doesn't look real. Then you put actors against backdrops they cant see interacting with characters that aren't there and you have extremely fake looking shit



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re: Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look


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That's easy. Everything made on a computer is so clean and sterile that it lacks grit, it doesn't look real. Then you put actors against backdrops they and see interacting with characters that aren't there and you have extremely fake looking shit



That's it.

Remember the scene in Attack of the Clones when Padme falls off the transport, and then talks to a CGI clone to give them orders. It looked so ridiculous and embodied everything wrong with the Prequels.

Just put a real guy in a fricking suit and then put them in a real desert landscape.






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I just rewatched a Blu-Ray of Lawrence of Arabia - breathtaking visuals and it makes you feel like you're in the desert.

I can't imagine the CGI experience if they made that movie today - CGI doesn't make you feel like you're there - in fact, it separates you further from the movie experience.






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alajones
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re: Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look


Actors also just looked older back then. Clark Gable was in his 30's when he did It Happened One Night and GWTW and looked 10 years older.








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re: Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look


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HD

Yep, and black and white for CK.






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iwyLSUiwy
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re: Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look


Cool movie trivia factt: Citizen Kane was released 45 years before I was born.





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alajones
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re: Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look


That isn't really cool.








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barry
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re: Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look


Thats why Jurassic Park holds up so well.





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iwyLSUiwy
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re: Why does Orson Welles look genuinely old in Citizen Kane and modern actors look


To each his own.





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