History UncannyValley / Film

24th Apr '17 12:18:21 PM Divra
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* ''{{Film/Chicago}}'' comes at this from the other side. To show how Billy Flynn uses Roxie to manipulate the press, "Press Conference Rag" features Creator/ReneeZellweger acting as a ventriloquist's dummy and a chorus of reporters made up to look like marionettes. The effect is quite chilling.
23rd Apr '17 1:11:47 AM jormis29
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* Creator/TimCurry as Pennywise The Dancing Clown in ''Literature/{{IT}}''.
* In-Universe in ''IRobot'', Detective Spooner (WillSmith) asks why Doctor Calvin strives to make the robots so human, adding that people wouldn't trust them otherwise. He also adds that he finds the new models having faces makes them creepy.

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* Creator/TimCurry as Pennywise The Dancing Clown in ''Literature/{{IT}}''.
''Film/{{IT 1990}}''.
* In-Universe in ''IRobot'', ''Film/IRobot'', Detective Spooner (WillSmith) (Creator/WillSmith) asks why Doctor Calvin strives to make the robots so human, adding that people wouldn't trust them otherwise. He also adds that he finds the new models having faces makes them creepy.
21st Apr '17 5:49:31 PM Golondrina
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* The posters for ''Film/AChristmasCarol2009'', featuring JimCarrey as the voice of Scrooge and the three ghosts.

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* The posters for ''Film/AChristmasCarol2009'', featuring JimCarrey Creator/JimCarrey as the voice of Scrooge and the three ghosts.
15th Apr '17 5:56:40 PM nombretomado
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* The title character of ''SonOfTheMask'' is a baby with extraordinary cartoon-like powers. Every time he uses them, you can spot the exact moment he stops being a real baby onscreen and becomes his CGI replacement, and the effect is creepy. Especially when he whispers "I must be losing my mind" over and over again into his dad's ear. Ugh.

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* The title character of ''SonOfTheMask'' ''Film/SonOfTheMask'' is a baby with extraordinary cartoon-like powers. Every time he uses them, you can spot the exact moment he stops being a real baby onscreen and becomes his CGI replacement, and the effect is creepy. Especially when he whispers "I must be losing my mind" over and over again into his dad's ear. Ugh.
8th Apr '17 7:09:28 PM PF_Fan
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** Cate Blanchett's portrayal of Galadriel certainly dips towards the Uncanny Valley. There's something very unusual and not quite "normal" about her. For example, the eye shine when she speaks to the Fellowship in their first meeting. All other characters, including Celeborn, have a single rather large point of light reflected by their eyes. Galadriel's eyes reflect a globe of ''multiple'' tiny points of light. Then you consider that Galadriel is not only among the oldest, wisest and most powerful Elves in Middle-Earth, she is the only Elf in the films to have been to Valinor: she was born in the Undying Lands under the light of the Two Trees, and was one of the Noldor who went into exile in pursuit of [[Literature/TheSilmarillion the silmarils]]. Galadriel is literally living in two different worlds at once.

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** Cate Blanchett's Creator/CateBlanchett's portrayal of Galadriel certainly dips towards the Uncanny Valley. There's something very unusual and not quite "normal" about her. For example, the eye shine when she speaks to the Fellowship in their first meeting. All other characters, including Celeborn, have a single rather large point of light reflected by their eyes. Galadriel's eyes reflect a globe of ''multiple'' tiny points of light. Then you consider that Galadriel is not only among the oldest, wisest and most powerful Elves in Middle-Earth, she is the only Elf in the films to have been to Valinor: she was born in the Undying Lands under the light of the Two Trees, and was one of the Noldor who went into exile in pursuit of [[Literature/TheSilmarillion the silmarils]]. Galadriel is literally living in two different worlds at once.
3rd Apr '17 8:54:06 PM nombretomado
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*** One thing that really helped here was a techonological breakthrough: a small camera worn by the actors could capture and record the subtler facial movements -- in particular, the movements human eyes make. The lack of such movements tend to hamper other mo-cap films; ''ThePolarExpress'' in particular gave some people the heebie-jeebies with the dead-eyed look of the characters.

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*** One thing that really helped here was a techonological breakthrough: a small camera worn by the actors could capture and record the subtler facial movements -- in particular, the movements human eyes make. The lack of such movements tend to hamper other mo-cap films; ''ThePolarExpress'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'' in particular gave some people the heebie-jeebies with the dead-eyed look of the characters.
2nd Apr '17 2:34:59 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* The light-hearted musical film ''Film/ILoveMelvin'', starring Creator/DebbieReynolds (1953) has a dream sequence where Debbie is seen dancing with no less than ''six'' clones of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Three of them wear Astaire masks, the other three have Kelly masks. The masks seem unnaturally stiff and off-putting, and comes off as ''extremely'' uncanny, considering the tone of the movie. It is actually hard to look on those faces spot on. You would thinkk Debbie´s character would wake up screaming in the dark, facing an eerie grin from a false Fred Astaire...

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* The light-hearted musical film ''Film/ILoveMelvin'', starring Creator/DebbieReynolds (1953) has a dream sequence where Debbie is seen dancing with no less than ''six'' clones of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Three of them wear Astaire masks, the other three have Kelly masks. The masks seem unnaturally stiff and off-putting, and comes off as ''extremely'' uncanny, considering the tone of the movie. It is actually hard to look on those faces spot on. You would thinkk could actually imagine Debbie´s character would wake up screaming in the dark, facing an eerie grin from a false Fred Astaire...
2nd Apr '17 2:33:47 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* The light-hearted musical film ''Film/ILoveMelvin'', starring Creator/DebbieReynolds (1953) has a dream sequence where Debbie is seen dancing with no less than '''six'' clones of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Three of them wear Astaire masks, the other three have Kelly masks. The masks seem unnaturally stiff and off-putting, and comes off as ''extremely'' uncanny, considering the tone of the movie. It is actually hard to look on those faces spot on.

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* The light-hearted musical film ''Film/ILoveMelvin'', starring Creator/DebbieReynolds (1953) has a dream sequence where Debbie is seen dancing with no less than '''six'' ''six'' clones of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Three of them wear Astaire masks, the other three have Kelly masks. The masks seem unnaturally stiff and off-putting, and comes off as ''extremely'' uncanny, considering the tone of the movie. It is actually hard to look on those faces spot on. You would thinkk Debbie´s character would wake up screaming in the dark, facing an eerie grin from a false Fred Astaire...
2nd Apr '17 2:31:50 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* The light-hearted musical film ''Film/ILoveMelvin'', starring Creator/DebbieReynolds (1953) has a dream sequence where Debbie is seen dancing with no less than '''six'' clones of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Three of them wear Astaire masks, the other three have Kelly masks. The masks seem unnaturally stiff and off-putting, and comes off as ''extremely'' uncanny, considering the tone of the movie. It is actually hard to look on those faces spot on.
25th Mar '17 5:18:21 PM nombretomado
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* The BruceWillis movie ''Film/{{Surrogates}}'' plays this trope straight, as almost every surrogate is intentionally "too perfect." This is especially evident on Bruce Willis' character's surrogate, who has the worst toupee in the world, and a scary-smooth face, which makes him look super-creepy. The main character's wife is likewise scary, particularly something about her Music/MichaelJackson-esque nose. To add a dash of creepy, she works in a "beauty salon" where she peels off customers' faces and cleans them.

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* The BruceWillis Creator/BruceWillis movie ''Film/{{Surrogates}}'' plays this trope straight, as almost every surrogate is intentionally "too perfect." This is especially evident on Bruce Willis' character's surrogate, who has the worst toupee in the world, and a scary-smooth face, which makes him look super-creepy. The main character's wife is likewise scary, particularly something about her Music/MichaelJackson-esque nose. To add a dash of creepy, she works in a "beauty salon" where she peels off customers' faces and cleans them.
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