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    They've mentioned this on the Universal Studio...

    They've mentioned this on the Universal Studio Tours every time I've been on it from way back when I was a kid.

    The "discontinuity" in Avatar is nothing like what happened in Ben Hur, (and who...
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    Nope, but I think that Rob may have picked up on...

    Nope, but I think that Rob may have picked up on it. ;)
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    OK, for the less astute, it shows in this trailer...

    OK, for the less astute, it shows in this trailer at 1:30 and 2:00 (though I've no idea why they did it at 1:30 when there wasn't the need):
    http://www.avatarmovie.com/index.html

    And on this...
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    No, not what I was referring to. Has nothing to...

    No, not what I was referring to. Has nothing to do with the computer graphics per se. :no:

    BTW, for those that haven't seen the movie, this "discontinuity" is evident in the trailers too if you...
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    OK, for those who saw the film. Who else...

    OK, for those who saw the film.

    Who else noticed the blatent discontinuity in the Avatars (and what was it) that was prevelent throughout the movie? A hint, it is "digital." :bouncy:
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    These are pretty much what our IMAX uses, but in...

    These are pretty much what our IMAX uses, but in yellow plastic. The oversized glasses are a definate advantage to those of us who wear glasses.
    http://www.alisonwheeler.org.uk/rsrc/pics/imax3d.jpg
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    Agreed that Avatar was brighter than most, and...

    Agreed that Avatar was brighter than most, and totally acceptable.

    However, we would like to see it on a plain old big screen to get an idea of how much brighter and more vibrant the colors can...
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    Our lenses were just yellow plastic frames with a...

    Our lenses were just yellow plastic frames with a "greyed" insert material. There was no attempt to block peripheral vision.

    I tried the head tilt/roll and found that I could tilt my head...
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    No, not off-hand or that stood out in my mind. ...

    No, not off-hand or that stood out in my mind. All of the 3-D movies seem a little dark to me, at least in part due to the glasses.
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    We paid $16 each with an on-line premium to...

    We paid $16 each with an on-line premium to gaurantee seats when we got there.

    Over here, they advertise three forms of 3-D; Digital 3-D, Real 3-D, and IMAX 3-D. We saw the IMAX 3-D.
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    When the Irvine Spectrum IMAX first opened, they...

    When the Irvine Spectrum IMAX first opened, they gave you LCD shutter glasses that would alternately close over the left, then right eye, and were wirelessly, in-sync to the movie. These glasses also...
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    Kush!

    Kush!
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    I had no idea that the mountains in New Zealand...

    I had no idea that the mountains in New Zealand floated in the air. :dont-know

    I hope that my old '70 Corvette, now located in Christchurch, stays earthbound. :D
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    We saw it in IMAX 3-D last Tuesday. Very cool! ...

    We saw it in IMAX 3-D last Tuesday. Very cool!

    I leaned over to Linda during the movie and said, "They modeled the landscape (floating mountains, arches, foilage, and all) after the YES albums'...
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