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Lucky Strike

Posted: Fri, 23rd Jun 2006, 11:15am

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Paris, a very hot summer, a robbery mixed with Chinese roll and katanas
Western and spaghetti ! Just for fun and pleasure that' it ! Enjoy!

An Action Comedy film Directed by Romain M.RESNYK.
After a long silence here is the next MMMProd's short film

The Film is shoot in 35mm! and we managed to use EffectLabs Pro with 35mm footages without problem !!

Subtitles by Jazzmanian.


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Posted: Fri, 23rd Jun 2006, 12:55pm

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Another superb mmm production! I think this is probably only the second or third film in fxhome history which has kept me captivated and entertained throughout. Really excellent.

Every single thing about this is good. For those that don't see it, i'll explain some of the particulars:

Locations - believable, plausible and actually real.
Casting - actors who fit the parts, particularly the ugly shopkeeper. Its clear you understand that even the bit-parts need to have charisma in abundance.
Actors - who can seriously act. F*ck me that is refreshing!
Script - quick-witted, flowing and appropriately crude.
Cinematography - fluid and helped the mood, scene-setting and plot.

There were a couple of places which need some tidying/fixing though. The scene where the girls is buying the guns, looked a little too relaxed - the actress didn't seem to be quite in the part. The salesman of course, was excellently sleazy, but i would have expected the contrast of character to have been used more in that scene.

The eventual gunfight was a little bit unlikely, given that everyone was standing no further than 2 metres from anyone else. The likelyhood of each character firing more than one round each, before getting shot, is very slim. The camerawork when focused on the chinese (mafia?) during the fight was also a little odd: it seemed to be wobbling around violently for no apparent reason.

All in all though, brilliant. This is going straight to my personal No.1
Posted: Fri, 23rd Jun 2006, 1:35pm

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Il était magnifique!

Where to start? Your opening credits were so professional and well done. I was drooling with jealousy. smile

The film itself? It took me a while to figure out that it was a comedy (which I think you intended) and then, when I did, I found myself laughing out loud many times during the film. Your actors were all of very polished, professional talent and really carried off the scenes. Excellent writing. The film itself was cut very tightly and moved along well with no akward spots.

I really have nothing to critique as far as negative things, except possibly to mention that the English subtitles need a little bit of work to get the grammar down correctly, but nothing else comes to mind beyond that. I so rarely do this, but I give it a 5 out of 5 and put it up on my top ten list. Excellent film!

Edit for Xcession's comments...

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The eventual gunfight was a little bit unlikely, given that everyone was standing no further than 2 metres from anyone else. The likelyhood of each character firing more than one round each, before getting shot, is very slim.
I thought that for just a moment, but then I started laughing again. My take on that was that it was the director's intention to put some comedic highlight in the gunfight with the farsical situation of that many people standing so close together firing guns and nobody hit anything. It kind of tied in to the way that every single person got hit except the one girl who....

... ok, I won't spoil it for everyone. But that was damnd funny too.
Posted: Fri, 23rd Jun 2006, 2:32pm

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Thank you very guys for these very kind comments.
And I'm really surprised to see that people are able to enjoy a film which is subtitled.
But you are right I really have to fix some grammar things, if you could help me out by sending me a PM (those who are interested to help me out) as I'm not an english native, you help will be greatfull...

For the rest, thank you, the director of Lucky Strike is going to register in the forum in order to answer to all of your questions

Cheers smile
Posted: Fri, 23rd Jun 2006, 3:11pm

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Hi everybody,

I'm Resnyk, director of Lucky Strike and I 'd like to thank you for your so kind commentaries. It's really pleasant to see that the film is appreciated, after the work and the problems we had to face to make it, we were visibly right not to be discouraged. So thank you.

Concerning the gunfight, it is absolutly true that it's totaly unrealistic, but as the rest of the film, it is a part of the absudity that makes the film like it is. But I promise, if I make a action movie, i will take care not doing a so long gunfight with so closed characters.

Anyway, thanks again, and if you have any questions, i'll be aroud...

Merci a tous et a bientot,

R.M Resnyk
Posted: Fri, 23rd Jun 2006, 10:29pm

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Hehe, this was technically outstanding, as mmmprods previous productions. Good camera, good editing, cood script, good acting ( I really liked davide), good locations, good everything.
You guys know your stuff, that's obvious. cool

Shooting on 35mm obviously makes a lot of difference too, even though some footage had quite a lot of grain on it.

A well deserved 5 star of course and yes! Whatever difficulties you had, which I'm sure weren't too few, don't stop! I'd love to see more mmmprod movies as entertaining as thing (And that comes from someone who doesn't like gangster-movies, but I thought this was pretty funny) smile
Posted: Sat, 24th Jun 2006, 12:49am

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easily a 5/5 one of a few films that ive managed to sit threw and not even be tempted to skip the slider foward to see if there are any gd bits before i delete!

i think most the points have already been said however i disagre with Xcession about the girl scene because as we see later on shes quiet dominant and doesnt seem bothered about holding up a store looking for some gangs money & there is a slight contrast in charators as she seems more professional from her body language & how she speaks against the sleeze dealer, however i didnt like the acting in that scene from her specially when she. just my opinion biggrin

quick question how did you get your hands on a 35mm cam & where did you get the heli shots from?
Posted: Sat, 24th Jun 2006, 1:11am

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You're right, 35mm is something so appreciable. Actually i'm 20 and this year is my last year in my school of cinema, where, the last year of our studies, few screenplays are selected to be shot on 35mm.

It was the case for my film, so we were offerded an unknown and strange 35mm camera, a russian one, The Kinor. It was extremly unpredictable, extremly heavy (actually it broked up during the shooting and we had to finish the film with an old Arri-BL 1972). We were also given 34 minutes of roll film, which is, trust me, not very convenient to make an whole movie, espacially when you are used to video camera, allowing you shooting scenes as many time as you fell it's necessary, 'cause price ain't a problem.

But of course, 35mm cost a lot of money, not only the camera, but the roll films price is extremly high (developing film is very expensive too), and the shooting is getting tougher, longer, because you have a lot of imperatives that you do not have vide video camera... But trust me, when you are watching the combo on the set, seeing your scene throughout the eyes of a 35mm camera, as a filmaker, it's so exciting !!!

Thanks again to all of you for your support,

Resnyk
Posted: Sat, 24th Jun 2006, 1:15am

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Thank you Sollthar I really appreciate wink
Especially when it comes from someone as talented as you smile
Posted: Sat, 24th Jun 2006, 1:53am

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Once again, you blow my mind. One of the best films here I must say.
The 35mm footage was deffiently a bonus, film is just so much better looking that "fake" 24p mini dv, thats for sure.

I gotta say, i really enjoyed the technical aspect. It was spot on. Everything was extremely well done, from the cinimatics to the sets, to the actors, and the writing, A point that Xcession pointed out very well in the begining.

Being a fan of dramas though, I just found it quirky for the kinda humor in it. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved it, and the 2nd watch was the best since at first I wasn't to sure if it was a comedy. It was very well done though, and the part with the larger man in the leather jacket who's partners with the female whos robbing the store is hilarious.

The "Miami Heat" kinda look, with very warm colors and a lot of yellow was great. I absolutely love very vivid and saturated colors. and again along with the 35mm film look it was just great.

An extremely well deserved 5/5 if you ask me. Keep it up guys, I truely enjoy your work.
Posted: Sat, 24th Jun 2006, 3:09am

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Holy crap, a movie that can top "No!" which is already number 1 in my personal top ten.

As has been already mentioned, the cinematography and editing all worked great, as well as the script. What hasn't been mentioned that much yet, however, is the little quirks of all the characters.

I think the character that stands out the most is the clueless partner in crime. How he breaks the silence by choking on the candy bar, and stops to eat chips during the gunfight is simply hilarious.

Now I dunno if this has been mentioned, but have you seen Enemy of the State? Because your last scene is almost exactly like it!

Altogether 5/5!
Posted: Sat, 24th Jun 2006, 4:36am

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Amazing, as always.

Everyone's said everything that needed to be, plus Ben and I were kinda thinking the same thing.

Obvious 5, any lower would be a dirty shame. wink
Posted: Sat, 24th Jun 2006, 5:33am

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That was fucking funny. I loved it. I would like to know how the opening city shots were achieved. Did you find some stock footage or something. It looked like there was some CG work in there as well. I also enjoyed the cinematography. It had a good theater quality feel to it. Like other's said, it deserves a five star.
Posted: Sat, 24th Jun 2006, 10:26am

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Yes you are right we used in fact stock footage !

BTW, I corrected all the subtitle thanks to Jazzmanian who help me out correcting the grammar thing!
Thanks man !

Another things I found very strange I would like to thank FXhomer15290* who put a 0 to Lucky STrike .... really strange... sad

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Posted: Sat, 24th Jun 2006, 10:46am

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For some reason I can't get to the Lucky Strike movie page right now, but as soon as I can I'll rate it a 5! smile

C'etait un film fantastique... And that's about as far as my French goes! wink

In all seriousness though, that was brilliant mate - I loved the way it looked, and the acting was great... the humour worked really well as well. This is going straight to number 1 on my top 10! biggrin
Posted: Sat, 24th Jun 2006, 10:49am

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Merci beaucoup !
Posted: Sat, 24th Jun 2006, 11:41am

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De rien! smile
Posted: Sat, 24th Jun 2006, 5:40pm

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Sorry for the double psot, but when's the movie page coming back up? Its been gone all day... unsure
Posted: Sat, 24th Jun 2006, 10:43pm

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I don't know it's up to fxhome Team
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Posted: Sun, 25th Jun 2006, 2:14am

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I'm receiving a lot of emails (more than 50!) asking why the film is not online, I really don't know I updated everything for a while now. But you will have to wait for the FX Team to review again all the changes...
I don't think it will be long.

Sorry for that
Posted: Sun, 25th Jun 2006, 2:18am

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No problem mate, I already downloaded it but accidentally deleted it when I was cleaning up my desktop, and I really want to watch it again! smile
Posted: Sun, 25th Jun 2006, 2:29am

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It's right here on his site if you want to see it:

http://www.mmmprod.com/luckystrikeA.html
Posted: Sun, 25th Jun 2006, 2:33am

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Ah... Thanks a million man! biggrin
Posted: Mon, 26th Jun 2006, 3:53am

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my god, you guys have your gear together, and i think you already know that. Keep putting out incredible stuff like this, this script was disturbingly hilarious and well-thought through. fantastic job, definite 5 when it gets re-posted on FXHome.
Posted: Mon, 26th Jun 2006, 11:01am

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It's back online folks, so you can all continue to enjoy this mini-masterpiece. smile
Posted: Mon, 26th Jun 2006, 2:30pm

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Rating: -1

i was watching the PG video and they said the f-word what is up with that if its rated PG it shouldnt have 15+ language.
if FXhome thinks that is PG then FXhome has some problems.
Posted: Mon, 26th Jun 2006, 2:36pm

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Sorry, mistake on my part there. The high quality version has always been a 15, as you probably noticed.

The medium quality should have been the same rating, but was accidentally set to PG. It's been updated to the correct rating now.
Posted: Mon, 26th Jun 2006, 2:37pm

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I have no idea about the UK's rating system, but in Australia the f-word alone does not warrant a 15+ (mature) rating. In comparison, I think the American MPAA ratings are rather harsh!
Posted: Mon, 26th Jun 2006, 2:40pm

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i live in america
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Lucky Strike was granted a 15 mainly for the violence at the end, the suicide attempt near the start and the racial insults. The swearing and sexual dialogue were more minor factors.

FXhome ratings are meant only as a guide - they don't follow any country's specific ratings system. However, as we're based in the UK they probably bear strong similarities to general UK ratings (except we don't censor here).

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Posted: Mon, 26th Jun 2006, 2:45pm

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Sounds reasonable. smile
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1 dollar budget wrote:

i live in america
Fxhome is English, so generally the certification goes by UK standards though none of the cinema films are required to undergo any form of certification neither are users forced to obey certifications when they are in place.

I just finished watching this and was laughing almost the whole way through. Totally excellent.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jun 2006, 5:28am

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Really fun to watch, but I have to say, why did to tack that lame 3D logo on the front? It looked like it was made in Bryce or something equaly lame, it's a bit insulting the the rest of the films quality.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jun 2006, 6:10am

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An outstanding piece of work.

I applaude the cast and crew...

But why, OH why do you use music from Kill Bill (or other music that isn't "yours") ?

You'd think that if you shoot a film on 35 mm and whatnot, you'd at least compose your own music and not hit the nearest download-hub.

Or perhaps you got the rights?

Still, good job.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jun 2006, 7:30am

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Yeah, the film would definately benefit from an original score, to make it truly stand out as a unique piece of work. Is one in the works at all, or a possibility for the future? The borrowed source music is the only negative thing about it, really.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jun 2006, 11:35am

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SlothPaladin wrote:

Really fun to watch, but I have to say, why did to tack that lame 3D logo on the front? It looked like it was made in Bryce or something equaly lame, it's a bit insulting the the rest of the films quality.
I loved the logo, I thought it suited the movie perfectly! smile
Posted: Tue, 27th Jun 2006, 11:49am

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Agreed. I loved the logo. Thought it had that whole "spaghetti western meets Kung Fu" look that he was going for.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jun 2006, 12:14pm

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I made the logo with Photoshop... but I did not wantit to look like a real beautiful logo, I wanted it to be a little outdated...

And for the music it was not Kill Bill but "My name is Nobody" and "The Good The Bad and the Ugly" composed by Ennio Morricone

And you are totally right Tarn when you said that it would be better to have a real original music but the problem is to find a very good composer who will be able to compose a theme which will be at the same time funnny and "fudgy"
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I wasn't so kean on the logo myself. Reminded me too much of YSL's overlapping letters logo.

Is there a reasons for the L being transluscent and the S not?, or for the S having texture and the L not? The transluescency on the L kinda gets in the way of the S, in my opinion. The texture on the S is definitely cool (and somewhat Trogdor-esque?), but is without context.

I love the fully-written words, but the initials just seem a bit lacking in purpose.

Meh who cares anyway. The film was great.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jun 2006, 12:49pm

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Stunning look to the film, definately had a more 'pro' look to it that almost anything I have seen before, that includes other fan made movie sites.

Acting was Ok I think. I don't speak French, so I'm not all that clued up on how emotions and lines of dialogue came across, but it seemed ok to me.

Bit confused with the translation in some parts and the choice of words was somewhat odd. I mean using the word 'poo' instead of the word begining with and S I mean you dropped the F bomb numerous times, so it seemed somewhat out of place, but again, it was porbably just the subtitles and it sounded fine in your native tongue.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jun 2006, 2:12pm

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Bravo! Nice work guys. The cinematography was great and I definately dig that you were able to work with a medium that intimidates the hell out of me: film.

5/5
Posted: Tue, 27th Jun 2006, 2:58pm

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About the subtitles - I speak a little French (been learning it a few years), and the dialog sounded much more natural in French than the subtitles would suggest, some of the translations were a bit off in tone! smile
Posted: Tue, 27th Jun 2006, 9:03pm

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Hi everybody,

First of all, Thank you so much for supporting the film like you do, it's being a so big hit that we had a proposal from the direction team of FXHome to put so extracs of the film to promote the software.

So Thanks again

Concerning music, we are currently working on a original score but it takes time to get a very good result... Because of course we do not have the rights of morriconne music... And also because we think that the movie deserve it's own original score...

So don't worry, i'm on it with my composer !!!

See ya'

Romain M. RESNYK
Posted: Wed, 28th Jun 2006, 1:23am

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Very well done. The best I have seen in a while! I certainly hope to see more from these guys in the future.

5/5
Posted: Wed, 28th Jun 2006, 2:32am

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nice job, i enjoyed this short a lot. It had a little bit of everything in it. I give it 5/5
Posted: Wed, 28th Jun 2006, 9:59am

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Ok, you got me. I gave it a five.
I thought it was very professionally made. I wasn't sure about the opening outdoor shots, they seemed to be superfluous, and some of the story was muddled, but the acting carried it off.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jun 2006, 6:54pm

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Without a doubt my fav movie on fxhome, I love this, and tbh would be very happy to buy a copy on DVD and have it part of my collection. Absolutley amazing. 5/5
Posted: Thu, 29th Jun 2006, 7:16am

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By far the best movie on FXhome. Great look with 35mm (maybe a little to grainy from time to time smile). Definently a 5 and at the top of my top 10 list. Rock on!
Posted: Sat, 1st Jul 2006, 9:11pm

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Very nice. In my opinion, the type of situation could have done without the comedy, but it's still all good.

Not only is this one my favorite FXhome movies now, Lucky Strikes are my cigarette of choice, as well.
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I thought that the movie was very well done. I hope that some day I can become as accomplished as you are.

One question though: Why is James Brown's voice heard at the beginning of the movie, during the last part of the stock footage sequence? I'm not sure, but I think that the voice is from a Tony Scott short film "Beat the Devil". Is that like a tribute to Tony Scott or something? 'cause the style of the shot is reminiscent of Scott's trademark "camera swooping by a large building" shot.

Once again, fantastic job. The whole thing looked really professional.
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Totally Libo, I made the editing and as I love Tony Scott's work...!
I wanted to do a little tribute. hehe for those you really knows tony's film... especiallly when it is a short film
Posted: Thu, 6th Jul 2006, 1:51pm

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Hi,
cool movie! I like the "special" atmosphere when watching this! Very cool showdown and nice acting!
I also liked the intro, nice sounddesign!
The City shots, is it Artbeats stock footage?
Posted: Thu, 6th Jul 2006, 4:31pm

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Thanks for the comment and yes it is artbeat stock footage
Posted: Tue, 11th Jul 2006, 8:19am

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Good film. Liked it alot. But Katanas are japanese!
Posted: Tue, 11th Jul 2006, 10:53am

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This is without question the best production so far on FXHome.
Absolutely brilliant....great fun to watch...real entertainment.....wow!
Deserves top spot and could be there forever.... biggrin



O'l Dav
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That was incredible! Great acting! I agree that this IS the best movie Fxhome by far!!!
Posted: Thu, 13th Jul 2006, 1:54pm

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I cant download sad

Either version doesnt download.....
Ill try later...
Posted: Thu, 13th Jul 2006, 4:39pm

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don't be afraid the film is going to be online again shortfly. We are running a scandisk on the server. Sorry...
Posted: Fri, 14th Jul 2006, 2:29am

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I'm a little curious about something...

You used a 35mm camera, which of course, is not digital. Why, then, would some of the images be grainy/noisy? I thought that regular celluloid didn't create noise like that.
Posted: Fri, 14th Jul 2006, 11:23am

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TimmyD wrote:

You used a 35mm camera, which of course, is not digital. Why, then, would some of the images be grainy/noisy? I thought that regular celluloid didn't create noise like that.
Half the reason traditional filmmakers dislike new digital cameras is precisely because of their lack of grain. Traditional film has always been very grainy, it's part of film's character and heritage.

Different types of film have different types and amounts of grain. I'm not expert, but I think lighting has the most impact on grain. If you have very low light and a slow shutter speed, you're likely to get quite a bit of grain. If your scene is well lit, then you don't have to push the camera/film so hard, so grain is minimal.

It's the same with digital cameras, whether HDV, HD or miniDV. In fact, even god old hi8 is the same - shoot with a lot of light and you'll have hardly any grain. Shoot in low-light and it'll look like you rubbed sand all over your footage.

The reason you don't associate 35mm with grain is probably because of high budgets and pro cinematographers, who usually try to minimise grain. However, some filmmakers actively seek out the grainy look, especially in horror/war movies.
Posted: Fri, 14th Jul 2006, 1:21pm

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Rating: +1

You are totally right Tarn.
Something added more grain is the smoke I used to make a volumetric light. The fact is I used too much smoke on scene.

The thing is, it depends also of the laboratory who are going to develop the film. The one we used is one of the worse developper in France. That 's why there is such grain, but we were limited by the money.
But if you don't like grain, you can also ask for a special Film work at the laboratory, which remove all the grains. but it is more expensive...

I prefer the film look because you have a real 24p fashion and you work the light as a real photographer who does not see what he is doing as you cannot see when you use film

Sorry for my english, it is technical things, I don't know if you clearly
understood me .

wink
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After a long time, another excelent release on FXHome!

BRAVO!

5/5

There are only a few technical glips i noticed.
Dunno if someone mentioned, cause i dont have time to read all 6 pages razz

1. The sword... you could easely lost that one cause it looks bad. It looks like a rubber one. Not even funny.

2. "You mother fucker!" ???? Come on...it doesnt fit in the movie... its a french movie so why use english? It would be BETTER if he said something in chineese.


Otherwise, a great short feature worth beeing in my top 10 and in the top 10 of FXHome!

DOWNLOAD AND ENJOY!!!

Respect!
Posted: Sun, 16th Jul 2006, 5:25pm

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Very nice, awesome but predictable ending. smile Never seen a movie shot on film here, very interesting. I too think the last spoken line in the movie should have been in French or Chinese. Also, I didn't like your video intro at the beginning of the film. I think you could do better. I don't like 3d intros unless it looks perfect. Just my opinion. I'm only naming the cons really because anyone can say: awesome, I loved ___. I think the pros are obvious. Very good, funny short. 5/5 no doubt.
Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 2:42am

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I thought the jokes revolving around that girl's attempted suicides were tasteless and predictable. And by tasteless, I mean not very funny. Not to mention I don't really think suicide should ever be used as a device to gain some laughs. Other then that it was pretty good.
Posted: Mon, 30th Oct 2006, 8:26pm

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bravo beau boulot

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Posted: Mon, 27th Nov 2006, 11:31pm

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Gnome326 wrote:

I thought the jokes revolving around that girl's attempted suicides were tasteless and predictable. And by tasteless, I mean not very funny. Not to mention I don't really think suicide should ever be used as a device to gain some laughs. Other then that it was pretty good.
God, you're like my mom.
Posted: Tue, 28th Nov 2006, 1:48am

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What comes next, sympathyzing for poor officiating in sports?

But suicide isn't a joke.
Posted: Tue, 28th Nov 2006, 4:12am

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jmax wrote:

What comes next, sympathyzing for poor officiating in sports?

But suicide isn't a joke.
hahaha. I agree with the whole "suicide is not a joke", but it adds a great sense of dark humor to the film, which I think makes the film.
Posted: Wed, 29th Nov 2006, 8:44pm

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very good! Quite funny. You could have done that with the sword a bit mor reallistik or even left it out!!!!!!
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Posted: Tue, 26th Dec 2006, 8:04pm

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Funny movie, tho I think the ending wasn't as amusing as the rest of the movie.
Posted: Thu, 28th Dec 2006, 2:45pm

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It's great to see Lucky Strike still getting some play in the cinema. To this day, still my favorite movie in the cinema of all time.
Posted: Thu, 28th Dec 2006, 5:51pm

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I believe that Lucky Strike is one of the...perhaps, two.... films on the Fxhome cinema that looks like it could be shown as a short film right before a feature film in a movie theater(re).

Like Jazzmanian, this is my favorite film in the Cinema. Period.
Posted: Mon, 8th Jan 2007, 3:18am

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thanks guys for your comments
Posted: Tue, 6th Feb 2007, 10:42am

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Fantastic film. The color grading, the camera shots, the acting, everything was brilliant. The suicide girl had me laughing non-stop. This is by far the best indie film featured on this site I've ever seen. It's absolutely wonderful. Great job. This inspires me more to begin my creations. Kudos and au revoir.
Posted: Wed, 18th Apr 2007, 10:02am

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Nice and cool.

The music is by Morricone.
Posted: Sat, 28th Apr 2007, 11:15am

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Very good movie, nice effects!
That "fat" guy made me laugh alot biggrin
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2008, 8:58pm

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This was a real treat to watch. From the fun and very professional titling effects to the performances, direction, cinematography, editing and final compositing and sound, this was really well done. Great story and really hilarious. After I saw this, I read that this was shot in 35mm - I knew it couldn't have been with a digital camera or camcorder. The film quality, grain, etc., while it can be faked pretty well using the FXHome software or other packages, there's still nothing like the real thing.

Thanks for posting this for all of us to watch.
- Michael
Posted: Mon, 30th Jun 2008, 7:23pm

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Hilarant, excellent,...
Un excellent film. Continuez comme ça.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jul 2008, 10:11am

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mfortunato wrote:

After I saw this, I read that this was shot in 35mm - I knew it couldn't have been with a digital camera or camcorder. The film quality, grain, etc., while it can be faked pretty well using the FXHome software or other packages, there's still nothing like the real thing
You do know somewhere around half of these final shots (possibly more) are digital, right?
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jul 2008, 1:31pm

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Didn't they just use a 35mm adapter? Thats what I thought...
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jul 2008, 8:03pm

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No, shot on a 35mm camera, with 35mm film. mmmprod attends (or used to) Eicar, which is a film institute/school in France. At film school, generally, they use film. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jul 2008, 11:39pm

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atom wrote:

You do know somewhere around half of these final shots (possibly more) are digital, right?
You do realize that this is in no way a contradiction to what mfortunato wrote, right?
Posted: Fri, 4th Jul 2008, 12:15am

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Uh....Sollthar, it is a contradiction. neutral

Not trying to start trouble, but mfortunato said he knew it couldn't have been digital and Atom said it was digital, at least in some parts. Generally, those statements are contradictory. But I digress.... biggrin
Posted: Fri, 22nd Aug 2008, 4:08am

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Sorry to take this old thread on live... But I missed an important thing here smile

hehe we would prefer to use a digital camera...
We would have been able to give more image and angles and thus enhancing a lot more scenes.
We were totally stucked as we used too much 35mm film too quickly...

So in order to clarify everything so people can get the right information

It was fully shot in 35mm

It was shot with a Kinor 35H (Russian Camera)with LOMO lenses
http://www.mmmprod.com/images/lucky/l2.jpg (the camera is under all this stuff because it makes too much noise so we had to cut the sound by adding a lot of things around it lool)
http://www.mmmprod.com/images/lucky/l1.jpg (the guy on the left with the BERETTA gun is the director - 20 years old ! for me a real talented guy, that's why I help him to make his film as it was mine smile )

The appartment scene was shot with Arri BL 1 ( 1970 !! ) with ZEISS Lenses.

We used 12 35mm boxe's with 122m of film (VISION 2 KODAK 250D even at night !!)
Therefore we had Only 56min to shoot the whole movie...

We shot the SUpermarket scene at night ! It was a challenge for me as I was the DP and I wanted to give a really CSI Miami look to this film
(I also wrote - edit - color grade - FXhome effected - and Sound designed - the film )

http://www.mmmprod.com/images/lucky/lucky1.jpg
http://www.mmmprod.com/images/lucky/lucky4.jpg
We used 49 KW of light for this scene.

The film was developped by one of the worse 35mm developper in France I won't tell the name of this company as I don't want to die lool XD
and then it was put into a DVCAM tape in order to capture all the footage.

anyway no digital camera was used to shoot this film at anytime... smile
as well as my own film "No" ( http://fxhome.com/cinema/view/1336/no-! ) which was shot in 35mm with arri BL 1

Cheers
Posted: Fri, 22nd Aug 2008, 8:13am

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This is still one of my favourite movies on Fxhome.

mmmprod - What are you working on now? Are there any other movies in the pipeline? It'd be great to hear what your working on next.

Keep up the solid work.

Ash
Posted: Fri, 22nd Aug 2008, 12:02pm

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Thx m8 smile

I have a lot of stories in the pipeline but as you could imagine pretty hard to make them produced ... unsure

As I'm always writting stories that too much cost... lol especiallu when I always want to make them in 35mm.

Currently I'm trying to help young members of my Team to make their own film as for Lucky Strike ...

Can't wait to see your next work smile
Take care smile