Post Production Supervisor at Kin Community
This doesn't help explain why this movie is so stupid though. The writing and ideas were just bad. They let online trolls dictate what the movie should be about and completely disregarded the revelations of the previous films (or many of the original trilogy). Retconning your own trilogy is always a bad idea.
I couldn't disagree with this hypothesis any more and there are countless examples of films with deeply troubled productions that were completely ripped apart (Heaven's Gate, Ishtar, even Blade Runner upon it's initial release, oh and One From the Heart was troubled and panned).
Apocalypse Now captured the Vietnam experience better than any film that I can think of. It is every bit as insane as that conflict was. The depth of that film cannot be understated. It's visually incredible, it has a deep sub text and the performances and characters are all very memorable. I saw this in high school and Heart's of Darkness hadn't even come out yet and I was obsessed with this film before I knew anything about the behind the scenes drama.
Honestly, between The Godfather and Rumble Fish, Coppola could do no wrong (well maybe One from the Heart). He was at the height of his game and this film stands toe to toe with the first two Godfathers as his finest work. If you don't "get" the film...fine but don't have the hubris that because you don't "get" it that its overrated. That takes some serious chutzpah!
Here's an essay that has far better insight than this article https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r23wOiCHK5E
Technically, a new low powered MacBook can edit 8k video
I sold my GH5 for 1200 so that mostly paid for the body. Then I spent another 800 on a half tilta cage, sun hood, ssd drive, ssd holder, hdmi guard, cables, sony tough cards (2) and the F970 Battery Grip (which extends the battery life by a couple of hours). I already had lenses and an external monitor. 2000 bucks for an image of this caliber seems like a small price to pay in this market. I can shoot Raw or pro res so I technically have a broadcast ready camera for that cost. It's also great in low light and the menus are a dream to use so there is a lot I like about this camera.
I like that the comparable system (the genesis II) you're looking at around 6000 dollars for a comparable spec'd machine that doesn't look half as nice. When you start to price compare between the two systems, why would you buy this over the new Mac Pro? The same goes for Dell and HP, same specs those configurations cost even more.
Does your 10 bit monitor have a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio?