I was thinking about using Shot Deck's library to train DALL-E on cinema styles and shot descriptions, then using it for stunning storyboards. The AI, when it fails, often comes up with fascinating ways to fail that might spur creativity in how to assemble one's visuals. I get it: this could put some storyboarding artists out of work, eventually, but as someone with very little budget, and big shot plans, I feel like this could be an incredibly useful tool!
This article was spot-on. But even if they shifted to psychological story-telling, they did so with ham fists. One of the things so infuriating about the final season was just how easy it would have been to tie a few loose ends together, ironically, by killing a few more main characters. Why exactly did Breonne survive being swarmed with white walkers? It could have given that battle more emotional heft; particularly after she'd been knighted. And Dany's turn? Have a treacherous Lanister-aligned soldier kill Grey Worm after they'd "surrendered" showing Daenerys that the city was full of people who could not be trusted, and finishing her arc from all the previous betrayals by people she'd been freeing. Suddenly, it all works, you sort of understand why she snaps, but also see that it is disastrous. Instead, we got to see Grey Worm survive it all, and just scowl about his girlfriend and his queen being killed. DERP.
We have the tech and the cultural "maturity" around graphic novels for someone to take a real swing at Gaiman's Sandman. HBO? Apple? Companies are throwing money around right now. A well executed Sandman series could be very special...
I was torn on this. I have a very nice 65" 4K setup and nothing has ever looked too dark in nearly 2 years of wondrous viewing. So I don't buy the "everyone's TV is setup wrong" argument. This was the darkest thing I've seen on my TV, full stop.
That said, it was beautiful and in many places, it feeling too dark was clearly intentional, as it contributed to the chaos of particular scenes very well.
But it was still the darkest thing my TV has rendered. And several times I thought, "I can't even make out who that was supposed to be" for an extra second or two, and it did distract from the viewing.