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Posted 03/30/06 - 5:28 AM:
Subject: Film detection
Hi folks,

I don't know if anyone will be interested in this, but I recently did a rather obscure thing. I froze a scene in the DVD of the 1980s Eric Rohmer film, 'The Green Ray', photographed it from the TV and then decided that I would go to France and find the exact spot of the shoot, and then photograph it from the same angle.

It was quite an undertaking, and finding the spot was really hard because the beach at Cherbourg had been turned into a car park, and the landmarks weren't clear. I eventually did it by the sun, and found the exact spot! It is the balcony of Cherbourg yacht club.

OK, it's a bit anorakish, but I really needed to do this. What a sense of accomplishment.

Anyway, below are the original DVD still and my own photo.

I've always been fascinated by the sense of 'absence' that we feel in some places, when the significance is passed, like when lovers return to the scene of the tryst, hopelessly lost in their own pasts and drawn to some lingering sense of attachment that they hope may find at the scene.







Edited by e. on 03/31/06 - 5:00 AM
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Posted 03/30/06 - 9:02 AM:

The photo is microscopic... I guess the film is really bigger than life.

That reminds me how one of my favorite photos has always been of me (at age 9 or so I think) walking along near the Golden Gate in the same spot Kirk and Spock do in Star Trek IV... it was accidental, but the photo was quite close to a frame from the movie.
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Posted 03/30/06 - 2:28 PM:

Hi folks,

Paul, technical point. I have trouble downloading images from photobucket. On my screen both images are huge, but I tried to downsize the photo, and it didn't work. Maybe I downsized it for other screens but not for mine? I'm a baby where this technology is concerned, Liberty has had to help me out loads.

The images are so big on my screen I have to scroll along to read the the text in my post!


CAC

Yes, there is a thing about mimicking art and life here, which fascinates me. I can't understand why we are moved to action by such apparently trivial things, certain images or even just a movement or mannerism on the screen.

Amazing.

Cheers, e



Edited by e. on 03/30/06 - 2:37 PM
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Posted 03/30/06 - 4:13 PM:

hello e.,

if i may, i think what's giving you trouble is your internet browser cache. whenever you view a webpage, the browser automatically saves all the image files in a "cache" to save time from having to re-download them every time.

then what happens is you go and re-size the image in photobucket, but your browser is still showing you the couch thread with the bigger picture from your cache, and meanwhile, it's showing us the smaller picture that you had re-sized.

the thing to do is clear your browser cache after you re-size your photos. what kind of browser do you use? in IE, if you go to tools > options, there's a button for deleting temporary internet files. it may take a while to run the first time you do it because it's been saving files from all the pages you've ever browsed.

smiling facelib
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Posted 03/31/06 - 5:09 AM:

libertygrl wrote:
hello e.,
then what happens is you go and re-size the image in photobucket, but your browser is still showing you the couch thread with the bigger picture from your cache, and meanwhile, it's showing us the smaller picture that you had re-sized.smiling facelib


Hi Lib,

Yes, that seems to have worked. It's all so fiddly! LOL

I use Firefox by the way, I couldn't get on with I.E. at all.

Folks,

At the risk of boring you to tears, I should now have the two images roughly the same size.

Anyway, I'm quite pleased with the way the two shots are framed from almost the same angle, making it pretty certain that this is a unique happening, given the obscurity of the film and the particular scene, and the difficulty of finding the location. But why do it? God knows.

Cheers, e laughing

Edited by e. on 03/31/06 - 6:09 AM
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