Questions about motion capture animation -- is it cheating -- John Wayne PJ Soles and more Send your movie questions to FlickChickSee Maitland McDonagh and Ken Fox review this weeks new flicks in Movie TalkQuestion Ive been reading a lot about the behind-the-scenes technology used to created the tentacle-faced Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Mans Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean At Worlds End and keep seeing the term motion capture But none of the articles have explained how its different from old-fashioned rotoscoping Can you enlighten me oh FlickChick -- BradFlickChick The difference is computers Rotoscoping is a process invented by animation pioneer Max Fleischer -- creator of Betty Boop -- in 1914 It allowed artists to hand-draw over motion picture footage of real subjects frame-by-frame so that the instantly recognizable weight and flow of real human motion was maintained while the specifics of the image could be changed to the animators
When late-'70s/early-'80s Hollywood "It" girl P.J. Soles heard that an extended-cut Stripes DVD was being released, she braced herself for what was going to come out with the reinserted footage of her character, military policewoman Stella Hansen: her boobs.
"When the original movie [hit theaters] in '81, I was relieved; I went, 'Oh, shoot! They didn't use [every second that I was topless]!'" the Rock 'n' Roll High School and Private Benjamin costar tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "But obviously, I was there when they shot it, so I knew what was filmed.
"Now that I'm older, it's like, 'Oh, good. I'm glad [I let it all hang out on camera],'" the lovely 55-year-old mom adds. "'It's proof, kids! I was once young and hot!' I don't want my nephews in Arizona to see it yet, though."