Saturday, December 15, 2012

Step Up Revolution 3D

Step Up 4: Miami Heat / Step Up Revolution [FI] / Step Up Revolution [SE]. US © 2012 Summit Entertainment, LLC. P: Erik Feig, Jennifer  Gibgot, Garrett Grant, Adam Shankman, Patrick Wachsberger. D: Scott Speer. SC: Amanda Brody - based on the characters by Duane Adler. DP: Karsten Gopinath (as Crash). Technocrane operator: Joe Cuzan. DI: Technicolor. PD: Carlos Menéndez. AD: Charles Daboub, Jr., Caleb B. Mikler. Set dec: Helen Britten. Cost: Rebecca Hofherr. Makeup: Whitney James. Hair: Patricia McAlhany Glasser. SFX: Bruce E. Merlin. Montage sequence & graphic design: Café Noir. VFX: Piastro VFX. Additional VFX: Wildfire VFX. Main title sequence: The Ant Farm. M: Aaron Zigman. CH: Jamal Sims, Christopher Scott, Chuck Maldonado, Travis Wall. S: Michael J. Benavente. - Sound editorial: Soundelux. - ED: Matt Friedman, Avi Youabian. Casting: Joanna Colbert, Richard Mento. Loc: Miami Beach. Filmed in Florida. 98 min. Released by Nordisk Film with Finnish / Swedish subtitles by Jaana Wiik / Nina Ekholm. 2K DCP in 3D viewed with XpanD at Kinopalatsi 10, Helsinki, 15 Dec 2012.

Cast from Wikipedia:
Ryan Guzman as Sean Asa, Emily's love interest and the leader of the MOB.
Kathryn McCormick as Emily Anderson, a gifted dancer
Misha Gabriel as Eddy, Shaun's best friend who co-leads the MOB with Sean. He and Sean work as waiters at Dimont Hotel during the day, but he gets fired for being late to work one day.
Peter Gallagher as William "Bill" Anderson, a real-estate tycoon and Emily's father, as well as Sean and Eddie's boss.
Stephen "tWitch" Boss as Jason, a member of the MOB and The Pirates as he was in the 3rd movie and had returned to Miami after being in New York.
Chadd "Madd Chadd" Smith as Vladd
Tommy Dewey as Trip, Bill's protege
Cleopatra Coleman as DJ Penelope
Megan Boone as Claire, Sean's sister who is a single mother with a young daughter
Sean Rahill as Iris
Seyfo in the MOB
Adam Sevani as Robert "Moose" Alexander III. He makes a cameo in the film, Moose gets a call from Jason to come to Miami and help him and The MOB which he does and brings some of The Pirates.
Mari Koda as Kido. She makes a cameo, her character appears with the rest of The Pirates along with Moose.
Brendan Morris as Neighborhood Kid/Dancer (also part of the MOB)
Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb in The Mob
Justin "Jet Li" Valles in The Mob
Glenn Mataro in The Mob
Celestina Aladekoba in The Mob
Angeline Fioridella Appel in The Mob
Mia Michaels as Olivia
Bebo in the MOB
Darlene Vee De Ocampo as Vee, Member of AUSS

Technical specs from the IMDb: Camera: Red Epic, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo DP Lenses - Laboratory: DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate) - Film negative format: Redcode RAW - Cinematographic process: Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (5K) (dual-strip 3-D) (source format) - Printed film format: 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema (also 3-D version) - Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1.

Synopsis from Wikipedia: "The Mob sets the dancing against the vibrant backdrop of Miami. Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean, a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called "The Mob". When Emily's wealthy father threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands-of people, Emily must work together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause."

In the history of the musical, Step Up Revolution belongs to the Gene Kelly - West Side Story tradition.

The plots of musicals are usually conventional, frameworks onto which one can hang brilliant production numbers. Step Up Revolution is based on the rich girl, poor guy formula. There is a reconciliation that stops the revolution in the end: the rich dad promises not to demolish the Miami quarters important to the people, and Nike offers a lucrative deal to the innovative dancers.

Step Up Revolution is dynamic, energetic, anti-realistic, electrifying, and full of bold compositions. There are instances of slow motion and jump cutting. Most importantly, the production numbers are vigorous, original, and each one is different, while there is a common flash mob identity: in each happening, a new artwork displaying the mob logo is created. The flash mob numbers are produced always in a new and different situation in the city. They are recorded instantly on mobile phone cameras and sent to the web. The first number is a dance on top of the cars on the coast highway. Other situations include an art gallery opening, a top restaurant, a board meeting, and a demolition site.

There is a division of labour among the Mob: Eddy the hacker, Penelope the DJ, Jason the FX, Mercury the street artist, Iris the video, Sly the stunts, and one for parkour.

Memorable dance production concepts include: painted camouflage dancers, fiber optic ballerinas, pirate dancers, business suits with the shower of dollar bills, gas masked dancers, the extremely dangerous trampoline number, the RoboCop dance, and a beautiful romantic number. Fusion dance may be one of the keywords.

Beneath the conventional plot and the wish-fulfillment ending there are strong ideas: "sometimes it's good to break the rules", "guys like us are invisible in our own city", "enough with performance art, it's time for protest art", "we were born here; give us a voice", "it's not about the contest, it's about giving the voice to those who are not heard".

The visual quality of the 3D was very effective and assured in XpanD. The creators of this film take advantage of the fantastic and anti-realistic features of 3D.

"Undone" by Haley Reinhart

"Words" by Skylar Grey

"Buyou" by Keri Hilson featuring J. Cole

"Dancing" by Elisa

The Glitch Mob's remix of "Monday" by Nalepa

"Shut The Lights Up" by Nalepa, remixed by Ricky Luna

"Drop It" by Nalepa

"Prituri Se Planinata" (NiT GriT Remix) by Nit Grit

"Pyramid Song" by Radiohead

"Hear Me Coming" by Yung Joc

"Ants" by Yung Joc

"If You Crump Stand Up" by ediT

"Let It Roll" by Flo Rida

"Aquarium" by Nosaj Thing

"Fortune Days" by The Glitch Mob

"Goin' In"
Performed by Jennifer Lopez featuring Flo Rida

"Let's Go (Ricky Luna Remix)"
By Travis Baker ft Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes & Lil Jon

"Hands In The Air"
'Timbaland' ft. Ne-Yo

"Live My Life (Party Rock Remix)"
By Far East Movement ft Justin Bieber & Redfoo

"Bad Girls (Nick Thayer Remix)"
By M.I.A.

"Get Loose..."
By Sohanny and Vein

Written and Performed by M.8.3

"Feel Alive (Revolution Remix)"
By Fergie ft. Pitbull & DJ Poet

"U Don't Like Me (Dastik Remix)"
By Diplo ft Lil Jon

"This Is the Life"
By My Name Is Kay

"Bring it Back"
By Travis Porter

"Dance Without You (Ricky Luna Remix)"
By Skylar Grey

"I Don't Like You (Nick Thayer Remix)"
By Eva Simons

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