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No FREE Dinner   [2009]

No FREE Dinner Released by :
Chorus, Resource [web], Singular [web]

Release Date :
22 August 2009

Type :
C64 Graphics  (Interlaced FLI)

Released At :
Arok 2009

Achievements :
C64 Graphics Competition at Arok 2009 :  #1

User rating:********__  8.2/10 (14 votes)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Graphics .... Leon of Chorus, Resource, Singular, Storm

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User Comment
Submitted by NecroPolo on 26 August 2009
Ugliness never looked so good on C64 ;)

Great work!
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Submitted by Joe on 25 August 2009
Nice dithering technique and great to hear people talk about your work and too see it of course, in distance of time/space (since I, erhm, never participate parties) :D
The image feels somewhat caught by the typical 16 (teen) color dilemma: Clusters of shadows and depth in similar representation. Although you worked the dark towards black in the ends, the theme might have been helped by altering schemes for different figures (which you have started to do). Not just making it smooth-smooth in a traditional way.
I do have to agree with Irwin: Keep to superb Crest or do it in plain bitmap/F.L.I. ;P Or let us all blaim the emulator...
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Submitted by Hoild on 25 August 2009
I am aware of the circumstances Leon made this picture under. Unfortunately it had to be rushed with no time left for adding detail to the background.
-In years of following Leon's releases, this is the first time I see a clear sign of improvement in Leon as a graphician, something different than his usual copy-texture-dither technique -- he drawn the fleeing figure without using any reference, and actually I find that figure the best in this picture. I wish he keeps on advancing in actual character drawing and composition skills, so we can see truly strong and high quality no copy graphics from him in 1-2 years.
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Submitted by irwin on 25 August 2009
Very good work! but i hate interlace ;)
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Submitted by v3to on 25 August 2009
what carrion sais. whereas the creature in the movie infact has nearly no muscles at all, more like lappets directly on the skeleton. harder contrast might have been useful... overall your pic catches the bizarre and dark atmosphere very well.
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Submitted by Angel of Death on 24 August 2009
If there was a thumbs up bb-code on here you'd get a lot.
One of my favourite movies of all time. Pic captures the atmosphere beautifully without being a copy of a frame in the movie. (I'm pretty sure this particular shot isn't in the movie)
I thought they were Franco adepts and not yet nazi colaborators in the movie. (Franco became pro-nazi and was a nasty dictator anyway...)
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Submitted by The Overkiller on 24 August 2009
I remember this monster from the movie The Labirinth of the Fauno, nice one!
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Submitted by Jucke on 24 August 2009
This picture brought out a really bad feeling in me, and he has eyes in his handpalms which is really really scary. Nice technique.
User Comment
Submitted by jailbird on 23 August 2009
Quite interesting, nice to see something different from Leon. I love the atmosphere, but a bit less the technique this time.

Anyway, since some of you brought it up, just to make it clear: no, those are definitely not Nazis. Shame on you for not paying attention in your history class! :)
Nazism is the German interpretation of fascism, whilst the movie features Falangists. Falangism is the political movement centered around the Spanish adoption of the same idea Nazism was founded on. Both are directly deprived from Benito Mussolini's Doctrine of Fascism, but quite different in means of geopolitics.

@Deev: the story is set to 1944, that's 5 years after the civil war.

And indeed, I must second that the "nazi" line in the movie was unnecessary and a bit far-fetched, a boring common cliche when one has to represent very very bad guys.
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Submitted by Deev on 23 August 2009
Nice place to take inspiration. It's a while since I saw the film, but I remember that monster being really creepy! The giant frog was my favourite :) Also, wasn't the film set during the Spanish Civil War? I'm not sure the soldiers are supposed to be nazis (though as I say, it's been a few years since I saw it).
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Submitted by Sledge on 23 August 2009
Without the Nazis, the movie would not be possible. Great picture btw ;)
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Submitted by TWW on 23 August 2009
What are you talking about? The Nazis made that movie!
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Submitted by DeeKay on 23 August 2009
Wow! Awesome pic, i Love that Film (though i think it could've Done without The whole Nazi Thing).. Gotta deflicker this later just to see how it comes across in NUFLI! ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by leonofsgr on 23 August 2009
inspiration: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457430/
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