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By ShaneP
#34792
Here is additional confirmation, coupled with what Paul mentioned about Empire magazine, and that is that DeNiro, Pesci and Pacino were all de-aged:

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/20 ... rence-nyff

I still find the Pesci and Pacino stuff to be remarkable. Yes, the DeNiro stuff is fantastic too but that other stuff is so good....and hidden. Pacino mentions in the article above he didn't even realize why Pesci looked so good in some test footage ILM did in 2015.

But the movie's cost wasnt just for the cutting edge vfx but also because of the large number of location shooting and camera setups. It is a huge movie. Its running time is 209 minutes. :eek:
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By ShaneP
#34794
Yes in a few of the interviews with Scorsese and cast at the New York Film Festival this week they stated they didn't want these actors wearing rigs. I don't blame them. But DeNiro did mention something about having dots on his face. The fact they are full CG heads doesnt surprise me. That seems to be the preferred method for the big CG houses.
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By ShaneP
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If correct, I find this extraordinary. I'm sure people's mileage may vary, and there will be lesser shots, but to me its a new level of achievement.
Empire Magazine has a picture of a de-aged Pacino that is when he is appearing before Congress. It is the same scene in the trailer and....good lord....I can't believe that is a full CG head. I mean, it is Pacino. He just looks younger. Damn.

ninja turtle, I would say that at this point people are saying the film is at least worthy of many nominations.

Will it be nominated for vfx? I don't know. If nominated, will it win? I dont know. Knowing the Academy, I just dont know.