Lightning Joe 
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Re: “Vertigo

Man On Wire is superlative, in every way this article says The Walk is not. The ONLY added "value" (3D is hardly that), is in including the over-rated eye candy.

I avoid 3D when I can. It adds VERY little, but it takes away even more, by "reminding" us periodically of it's own drawbacks.

DIMNESS, is one of those unavoidable drawbacks. That dimness is caused by the medium itself, because providing us with enough light to see, would also provide enough for the viewer to readily perceive the color "fringes" that supply the 3D perspective.

That is the ONLY reason that cinema 3D glasses are always tinted, is to lower the perceptibility of those side fringes. This INHERENT dimness strains the eyes, just as reading in the dark does. People come out of 3D films cranky.

And it really doesn't add anything to the experience, as the FILM TECHNIQUE of responding to depth adds all that by itself, without the technical and psychological overhead.

3D is only a try at a new Cash Cow by the Cinema Industry. It will fail, as every new-and-intrusive technology is doomed to do, UNTIL they find an actual NON-intrusive way to do it.

Posted by Lightning Joe on 10/11/2015 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Turning the Lens

Extend camera-wearing to the rest of our "officials," and you've got a win. No Congressperson, no DMV clerk or tax-assessor, should be allowed to go without monitoring.

And the video should be posted where ANYONE can get at it easily. Tap Congressional and Senate phones, AND the private cells of all Representatives.

They are OUR "Public Servants." It's about time we started treating them like that. Letting them go their own way simply encourages the privateers.

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Posted by Lightning Joe on 01/06/2014 at 4:07 PM

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