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06.23.2011

There was once a time when lens flares were seen as the result of bad cinematography; an accident or mistake during the process of attempting to capture a "clean" image. Fortunately, that time has passed, as lens flares have a become a normal and beautiful part of a film's visual dynamics. When used properly, or perhaps even better, when they happen serendipitously, they can gorgeously and artistically work in synergy with almost any given image.

Then came director J.J Abrams, who with STAR TREK and now SUPER 8, has become something of a lens flare pornographer. That's cool if you dig it, but if his blooming lights irk you at all, then LENS FLARE: THE MOVIE - by Chris Bauman and Linton Lewis - was made just for you.

Thanks to "Steve" for the heads up!

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7:04AM on 06/23/2011
I never noticed these goddamn lens flares until the internet pointed them out. Now I can't unsee them no matter how hard I try. Thanks, internet, for waking me up - but ignorance is bliss and I wish to be plugged back into the matrix.
I never noticed these goddamn lens flares until the internet pointed them out. Now I can't unsee them no matter how hard I try. Thanks, internet, for waking me up - but ignorance is bliss and I wish to be plugged back into the matrix.
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8:23AM on 06/23/2011
I'm in the exact same boat.
I'm in the exact same boat.
8:52AM on 06/23/2011
couldn't agree more.
couldn't agree more.
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3:04PM on 06/23/2011
When I saw Super 8, the lens flares were extra realistic because these two pigshit selfish whores kept checking their fucking cellphones every 2 to 5 minutes. Those fucking screens irritated the holy blue fuck out of me through the entire duration of the movie. If your fucking incoming texts are so god damned important, then DON'T GO TO A MOVIE!
When I saw Super 8, the lens flares were extra realistic because these two pigshit selfish whores kept checking their fucking cellphones every 2 to 5 minutes. Those fucking screens irritated the holy blue fuck out of me through the entire duration of the movie. If your fucking incoming texts are so god damned important, then DON'T GO TO A MOVIE!
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8:21AM on 06/23/2011
Could have been a cool fake trailer, but it isn't.
Could have been a cool fake trailer, but it isn't.
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8:23AM on 06/23/2011

Love lens flare!

It adds a sense of realism to the cinematography.
It adds a sense of realism to the cinematography.
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10:29AM on 06/23/2011
I don't have a problem with them, but I've never seen a lens flare in real life, except on film. Maybe if I wore glasses, I don't know. So for me, it's not realistic.

Like everything else, lens flare in moderation.
I don't have a problem with them, but I've never seen a lens flare in real life, except on film. Maybe if I wore glasses, I don't know. So for me, it's not realistic.

Like everything else, lens flare in moderation.
10:32AM on 06/23/2011
Yeah I do wear glasses so I see lens flare all the time.
Yeah I do wear glasses so I see lens flare all the time.
5:19PM on 06/23/2011
Ditto on the [link] when drunk!
Ditto on the [link] when drunk!
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1:05AM on 06/24/2011
Nice joke but its been overused since star trek. It adds depth and a sense of involvement to the film. I for one don't mind lens flares at all.
Nice joke but its been overused since star trek. It adds depth and a sense of involvement to the film. I for one don't mind lens flares at all.
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