Film Quality "Breakpoints"?
December 28, 2010 10:17 AM Subscribe
Are there major concrete breakpoints in film quality/style over there years? Or are these more to do with the film to video conversion (I watch movies on television). Or are these perceived changes based on my historical memory?
posted by sandmanwv to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was watching Back to Future Part II/III and noticed how they seemed "contemporary"-- that the quality of the film and the opening credits and the cinematographic style didn't seem so foreign than current day. I've noticed this in movies like Die Hard, Scrooged, Batman, etc. I've prophesied that movies after 1987 or so have this "feeling".
Is this just my perception? Being born in 1982, my mass-market memories started around then and I have distinct memories of watching NFL Films and other filmed movies in the mid 90s. This would be around the time I sense the "break" occurred.
Or is this just film-video transfer technology (Back to Future just was remastered for Blu-Ray, the movie was definitely HD)