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Old 12-06-2010, 08:59 AM
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I was watching the "Capturing Avatar" segment of my copy of the CE the other day and at a certain point I forced myself to turn it off. Because while half of me is very interested in how this technological marvel of a movie was made, the other half doesn't want to know how it was made, or at least certain parts of it. It's like letting a magician reveal his or her secrets behind the tricks to you.

I'll leave it at that for now. Anyone else ever felt this way?
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:33 AM
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Yeah I felt this way to which is why I haven't really got into the extra content yet. Funny though because I've read through The Making of Avatar book without feeling this way. Don't want to kill any of the magic I guess you could say
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:00 AM
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I loved the capturing Avatar feature. I think its soo amazing how they managed to make this extraordinary film and how many boundaries they had to cross to make it work. for me personally, It doesn't lose any of its appeal when I watch the movie knowing how it was done. I still get lost in the world and drawn in for the whole thing.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:36 AM
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If you want to keep it alive, then there's nothing wrong with that. Don't worry about it. It's not as much a problem as it is a thought.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:42 AM
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Absolutely and completely feel the same way, Empty Glass.

Like you said, it's like a master magician putting on an amazing performance and then having each and every one of the audience come up and he shows them all the tricks individually. Then, you can't ever go to see the show again with the same sense of mysticism because it plainly doesn't exist any more.

When it comes to Avatar, the most I have ever done is to read the Survival Guide and take a little flick through the art of Avatar for some slightly different views of Pandora. I couldn't even look at the concept art. I did it solely for a little bit more of a look.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:09 PM
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I enjoyed seeing how they made the movie. The capturing Avatar feature was a lot of fun to watch .
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:19 PM
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I completely understand what you are saying. I thought that I might feel the same, that I wouldn't want to know how Avatar was created.

Although for me, I found it extremely interesting to see how Avatar was made. To see how they created everything for Avatar was very interesting. Seeing how Avatar was made, doesn't take anything away from the experience for me, it is still just as special.

If you find that you feel the opposite, then that's completely fine, I understand what you mean.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:25 PM
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I thought it was pretty interesting. Until I watched portions of "Production Featurettes" (I think it was), which was better because it showed the same footage as Capturing Avatar + more. In my opinion, the Capurting Avatar thing is like a shortened version of it. But without getting too far off the subject, I don't feel the same way about it.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:34 PM
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I say watch it, because it will make you compromise between a reality check and liking the movie more because you see all the hard work that went into it. Stuff like that is usually pretty cool, but I know where you're coming from.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:22 PM
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Well, I probably knew more than some people anyway, but I didn't let it affect me at all. I can still watch Avatar and let my mind drift away to Pandora
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:17 PM
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Thanks to everyone who's responded so far, I like hearing what you all have to say. I don't have a lot of time to write out a well thought-out post at the moment, but let me just add this: I'm not completely averse to seeing how the movie was made, and parts of "Capturing Avatar" (I don't have the blu-ray, BTW) are indeed really cool to watch and see how so many people helped make it! And I suspect that if I did see everything I could about how the movie was made, I'd still be able to watch the movie all the way through while enjoying its cinematic awesomeness.

Still, there's something that's holding me back and making me afraid of crossing the threshold of knowing too much... Again, I'm half and half on this problem. I may post more on this later when I have the time.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:30 PM
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I have done theater in college and enjoy watching how a production is put on. Watching behind the scenes was fascinating for me in seeing unfinished scenes without the cg, just the raw performances of the actors. Then when I go back to watch the movie, I know the person behind the character and it makes it actually a bit more personal.
Odd, but it enhances the movie for me.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:31 PM
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I found myself actually falling more in love with Avatar after seeing all the effort and work that went into it. My favorite part was seeing how they created all the costumes and jewelry. To me it made Avatar feel so much more real. I can see why you would be hesitant though. I was alittle at first to.
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