But the interlacing on Faust was, to me, a flaw that I found it impossible to look past (I'm talking about my earlier, 'normal sharpness' viewings here.) If I had to guess why, I'd guess perhaps the fact that it affects specific objects, a jagged book in an otherwise flawless image of Faust's study, etc. and the biggest reason this is problematic for me is the persistance of each jaggy. Some of them are brief (Mephisto's sword momentarily hitting the right angle to be reduced to jagginess,) but silent-cinema's static camera means that most of those jaggies remain on screen for quite some time, and that's were they get really distracting.
Perhaps the ability to ignore jaggies simply requires a zen-like mental discipline which I have to attain
Actually, that's kind of the reason I was suggesting some kind of a glossary. The most obvious problem I encountered was when the commentators rattled off the names of a few interesting sounding foreign films which are going to be difficult for me to check up on simply because I haven't even the remotest idea how to spell them.HerrSchreck wrote:By mentioning films you may never have heard of, they are leading you to the well. Take a sip-- and dive in if you like the taste! Explore, man.
For the record, I do have a vague idea of what 'chiaroscuro' means (something like; the use of "light and shadow," right?) and just included that term as an example.