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January 27, 2011 10:34 PM   Subscribe

Walt Disney's Up (1965)

Frame by frame breakdown
posted by Artw (23 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's actually pretty interesting...

/watching both clips is necessary to understand this.
posted by HuronBob at 10:43 PM on January 27, 2011


This blew me away. I was impressed by how the trailer felt spot-on to the 1960s, then upon watching the frame-by-frame, I couldn't believe how much detail went into consideration. Also, I need to get out and watch more older American cinema.
posted by gnidan at 10:50 PM on January 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


Really nice work, quite impressive sourcing, and the titles are superb, particularly at the end. So I'm baffled that they didn't do anything remotely resembling a proper job on the voice-over track -- it really brings down the quality of the whole piece and makes it seem a lot less well done than it actually is. They need to book some proper studio time and a good voice artist and redo that track completely. Because otherwise it's a pretty damn cool piece of work.
posted by George_Spiggott at 10:54 PM on January 27, 2011 [10 favorites]


Pretty funny to see a shot from "A Boy and His Dog" in the middle of a putative trailer for a Disney movie.
posted by dersins at 10:55 PM on January 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


Wait... Judging by the last seconds of the video, is this fake?
posted by antgly at 11:07 PM on January 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wow, these are really well done. Thanks for the link!
posted by spiderskull at 11:12 PM on January 27, 2011


Spencer Tracey really does look like the grumpy geezer in Up! The guy eho did this is brilliant!
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 11:19 PM on January 27, 2011


Aw, I loved this! Would've loved it even more were the voice-over not so distractingly amateur. Everybody's got that friend who can do voices. He needs to find his.
posted by katillathehun at 11:44 PM on January 27, 2011


The resemblance of Fredricksen to Spencer Tracey was noticed in reviews, but Kirk Douglas is pretty good casting too. Not, in this case, the person you might have thought of first (Peter O'Toole?) but perfect when you see it.
posted by Segundus at 1:16 AM on January 28, 2011


Yeah, thirding the awful voice over. But cool otherwise.
posted by maxwelton at 1:29 AM on January 28, 2011


Ghostbusters (1954) has value.
posted by doublehappy at 1:42 AM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Forest Gump, starring Jimmy Stewart
posted by HuronBob at 3:06 AM on January 28, 2011


Those are bits of Paris from the Red Balloon if I'm not mistaken.
posted by bendybendy at 5:27 AM on January 28, 2011


(the breakdown video says yes)
posted by bendybendy at 5:31 AM on January 28, 2011


I'm baffled that they didn't do anything remotely resembling a proper job on the voice-over track

Completely agree! Sounds like someone talking into a tin can to imitate a scratchy Victrola sound. For purposes of comparison: Irma LaDouce trailer, 1963, My Fair Lady trailer (1964).
posted by Miko at 6:42 AM on January 28, 2011


I can't believe some people have enough time on their hands to make stuff like this. Do they get paid for it or what? it's insane.
posted by Liquidwolf at 8:44 AM on January 28, 2011


Oh man. I'm watching this video going okay, good job, it's pretty clever. And then they show "Dug", and it's Benji, and I just fall apart because when I was a kid I had a dog that looked just like Benji. :( Favoriting this as soon I get this something out of my eye.
posted by xedrik at 9:13 AM on January 28, 2011


Liquidwolf, without thinking hard I can name five guys I know who spend as much time playing XBox 360 as this guy spent making this over any given number of days. It comes down to what you like to do.

And while one expects that sort of question generally, it's an odd one to ask on Metafilter.
posted by George_Spiggott at 9:15 AM on January 28, 2011 [5 favorites]


I would pay good money to see a full-length version of a live-action ANYTHING by Pixar. Why? Because it's not the CGI that makes Pixar movies good, it's the stories and the acting!

It's totally feasible to make Monsters, Inc. or Up! with 1960's technology, and more fanciful features like A Bug's Life and Finding Nemo would make great stories for traditional animation.

I bet Up! would have cost LESS to make the old-fashioned way than it cost with CGI (175 MILLION dollars).

That all said, I love Pixar's visual style, and I wouldn't want them to change a thing. I do wish, however, that the Star Wars prequels had been made with ZERO CGI; they would have been more immersive and more fun!
posted by LightStruk at 9:31 AM on January 28, 2011




Liquidwolf, without thinking hard I can name five guys I know who spend as much time playing XBox 360 as this guy spent making this over any given number of days. It comes down to what you like to do.

And while one expects that sort of question generally, it's an odd one to ask on Metafilter.


Yeah, I know. People spend time on weirder stuff than this. Or just plain waste time watching TV. I wasn't knocking it, I think it's pretty damn awesome. It's just such an odd thing to devote so much time to, in my opinion. Every now and then it just hits me how esoteric people can get these days . It's a good thing.
posted by Liquidwolf at 11:24 AM on January 28, 2011


They cut out the part of the trailer where the wilderness scout gets dragged across the outside of the zeppelin...
posted by Nanukthedog at 12:07 PM on January 28, 2011


Yeah, I know. People spend time on weirder stuff than this.

This is how I approach all the characters in a typical Ian Banks Culture novel. If you did spend your time earning money to buy bread and shelter, what would you do?
posted by SPrintF at 6:52 PM on January 28, 2011


"didn't" rather.
posted by SPrintF at 6:52 PM on January 28, 2011


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