Harper Liu
Harper Liu

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They Want You To Forget What A Film Looks Like


  • Recent transfers of movies like True Lies, Aliens, The Abyss, and Titanic have faced criticism for their use of deep learning algorithms, resulting in garish and unpleasant visuals.
  • The restorations were handled by Park Road Post, a subsidiary of Peter Jackson's WingNut Films, known for their aggressive use of machine learning in projects like "They Shall Not Grow Old" and "The Beatles: Get Back."
  • The author expresses concern about the indiscriminate use of AI in film preservation, emphasizing the importance of proper restoration techniques over technology shortcuts.

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Amy Sawyama

Why not preserve the original beauty of these films instead of subjecting them to questionable AI 'restorations'? Is there a genuine need for these alterations, especially when the original scans and technology for high-quality preservation already exist? Let's cherish the films as they were meant to be seen.