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Woodbot 2.0

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« on: 03-18-2004 16:35 »

In Thats Loberstertainment we see a black and white sighlent film from the 2920s.
Why doesn't it have sound or color if it was made in the 2920s?!
John C
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« Reply #1 on: 03-18-2004 16:38 »

Maybe that kind of projector was only just invented, or it was considered to be more artistic with the black and white.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #2 on: 03-18-2004 16:41 »

I pick the first explaination.
winna

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« Reply #3 on: 03-18-2004 17:33 »

Maybe the professor accidently had the volume turned all the way down and he had the color turned off cause he's old....
Sil

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« Reply #4 on: 03-18-2004 18:20 »

What John C said.

What's to say hologrammatic projection didn't start in monochrome so that they could prototype it with the simplest form?
VoVat

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« Reply #5 on: 03-18-2004 18:47 »

Winna, if the sound was turned all the way down, how come we could hear the music?  Unless there were different tracks for vocals and music, which is certainly possible, but that wouldn't explain why they needed title cards.

I think either of John C's suggestions could work.  Either it was new technology (seems kind of primitive for the 2900s, perhaps, but maybe advances in motion picture technology moved slowly because of alien invasions or something), or an intentional throwback to old silent films.  Either way, it's kind of interesting that 3-D movies were apparently a fad that didn't last.  All of the present-day movies and TV shows we see on Futurama are only two-dimensional.
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #6 on: 03-18-2004 20:06 »

Maybe the film was made by Wizar...*is beaten down by the PEEL population*

Wait, you didn't let me finish! I was going to say "Made by Wizards"!

Anyway, it doesn't seem that hologram technology is particularly advanced in the Year 3000-odd, given what we've seen in 'A Clone of my own", plus the fact that films are still broadcast on cinema screens. Maybe it's a limited technology more employed for novelty (ie. retro) productions?
Ranadok

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« Reply #7 on: 03-18-2004 20:25 »

Or perhaps something like Nintendo's Virtual Boy. A new technology that some people got into but was otherwise a complete flop.  The holograms got left for business and other uses, and 2D ruled entertainment. 
canned eggs

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« Reply #8 on: 03-19-2004 13:11 »

Maybe Harold Zoid liked the old timey black and white silent comedies so much he decided to mimic the style.  Like "Ballad of the Sneak."  People still shoot black and white movies to this day, mainly for that sort of reason.  Like John C said, people like Graeme Turner and Rudolph Arnheim have always been maintaining that this is a more artistic way to make films.
mjsmith

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« Reply #9 on: 03-19-2004 23:54 »

 
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Originally posted by VoVat:
Either it was new technology (seems kind of primitive for the 2900s, perhaps, but maybe advances in motion picture technology moved slowly because of alien invasions or something), or an intentional throwback to old silent films.


I agreed it's the latter.
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ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #10 on: 03-20-2004 22:09 »

originaly said by: sil
 
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What John C said.
second.
M0le

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« Reply #11 on: 03-22-2004 04:58 »

I assumed that the disc didn't have enough room to hold both the holographic part, music and subtitles, as well as sound and colour.
Coilette

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« Reply #12 on: 03-22-2004 07:16 »

Perhaps the 2920's were the same as the 1920's,  Harold Zoid was the holodisc's (or whatever it's called) equivalent of Chaplin or Keaton.

In the 80 years that movies have been around technology has come forward in leaps and bounds, so we can only assume that the same applies in the future.
PtPA

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« Reply #13 on: 03-22-2004 22:43 »

not to sound like a whiny kid here, but I think it was funnier that way. Dunno, just me.
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