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Thread #110495   Message #2319427
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
18-Apr-08 - 01:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Films I just cannot watch easily!!
Subject: RE: BS: Films I just cannot watch easily!!
Naturally it is there for effect.   I don't think it is covering up bad special effects but rather to speedup your heart rate as Wesley said.   Look at Hitchcock's "Psycho" and the famous shower scene. The cuts there had the same effect. Good film makers are going to use the medium to help tell a story - just as a storyteller will use gestures or body movements to tell theirs. No real difference.

Film is perceived motion from a series of stills, and while the human eye cannot distinguish the individual frames at playback, there are some people who can be bothered by the flicker and not realize why. If you are prone to vertigo, you will notice it more.