Contrails in "Diamonds are Forever" 1971

ushijinx

New Member
There's the classic footage from "Diamonds are Forever" 1971 shortly before the night time car chase in Vegas:

Where did you get that picture from? I just watched the ORIGINAL 1971 Diamonds are Forever and it clearly shows that your image was cropped to show persistent "contrails". Take a look at the real footage....

diamondsare4ever.png

Now who has the time, the want, and the guts to crop video footage to disprove this? The truth is out there, you can try and cover it up but a little digging is all it takes.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Trailblazer

Moderator
Staff member
Where did you get that picture from? I just watched the ORIGINAL 1971 Diamonds are Forever and it clearly shows that your image was cropped to show persistent "contrails". Take a look at the real footage.... Now who has the time, the want, and the guts to crop video footage to disprove this? The truth is out there, you can try and cover it up but a little digging is all it takes.

What do you mean, cropped? How can cropping an image reveal more of the sky?

The video screenshot you posted appears to be the cropped version. Look at how the entire top of the rear building is missing, as well as the pole to the left and part of the red car to the right:

image.png

compared to the version posted earlier:

image.jpeg

I don't have the film so I can't say for sure, but I do know that movies are often released in different versions, because the aspect ratio of film didn't lend itself to old 4:3 televisions. So lots of films were cropped with "pan and scan" for home release.

You claim you just watched the "original... real footage" but your screenshot is of a YouTube video, which is certainly not how a 1970s film was "originally" released. This version almost looks like a letterboxed crop of a pan-and-scan video, as it is missing material from the sides and the top and bottom. Certainly the quality looks low enough to be taken from an old VHS version!


Edit: in fact the version you posted is definitely cropped. This is the link:


Just watch the first few seconds and you can see that the MGM logo is missing large parts from around the edges. I suspect this version has been zoomed deliberately to get around YouTube's copyright detection algorithms.

image.png

The truth is out there, you can try and cover it up but a little digging is all it takes.
Indeed.
 
Last edited:

Trailspotter

Senior Member.
Where did you get that picture from? I just watched the ORIGINAL 1971 Diamonds are Forever and it clearly shows that your image was cropped to show persistent "contrails". Take a look at the real footage.... Now who has the time, the want, and the guts to crop video footage to disprove this? The truth is out there, you can try and cover it up but a little digging is all it takes.
The original movie was made in "widescreen" format with the aspect ratio probably being 2.39:1.
The version that you have watched is a converted/cropped version of the original movie, as noted above by @Trailblazer.
 

ushijinx

New Member
What do you not know what the word cropped means?
Cropping refers to the removal of the outer parts of an image to improve framing, accentuate subject matter or change aspect ratio. Depending on the application, this may be performed on a physical photograph, artwork or film footage, or achieved digitally using image editingsoftware. The term is common to the film, broadcasting, photographic, graphic designand printing industries.
If you watch the original movie you can CLEARLY see that the image provided by you has a cropped sky. The dvd of diamonds are forever the contrails erhh chemtrails are not there. All I am asking is for the original poster to state his source of the photograph along with a 5 second clip of this scene. It's ironic that his profile states he is a vfx supervisor. Even at youtubes lower quality you can see the image is faked. Please provide me with a video of this scene showing that sky
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Ray Von Geezer

Senior Member.
What do you not know what the word cropped means?
Cropping refers to the removal of the outer parts of an image to improve framing, accentuate subject matter or change aspect ratio. Depending on the application, this may be performed on a physical photograph, artwork or film footage, or achieved digitally using image editingsoftware. The term is common to the film, broadcasting, photographic, graphic designand printing industries.
If you watch the original movie you can CLEARLY see that the image provided by you has a cropped sky. The dvd of diamonds are forever the contrails erhh chemtrails are not there. All I am asking is for the original poster to state his source of the photograph along with a 5 second clip of this scene. It's ironic that his profile states he is a vfx supervisor. Even at youtubes lower quality you can see the image is faked. Please provide me with a video of this scene showing that sky
As already pointed out, and per the definition you provided, it's the YouTube video you posted that has been cropped (badly), not the one in the start of this thread. Going by the runtime it's also a cut version, the original movie is two hours long.

The image from the OP is present in my copy too.

DAF.jpg

Ray Von
 

Trailblazer

Moderator
Staff member
What do you not know what the word cropped means?
Cropping refers to the removal of the outer parts of an image to improve framing, accentuate subject matter or change aspect ratio.
I know exactly what cropping means. I was questioning why you described the image showing contrails as "cropped" when it shows a larger area than the image you claimed was the original! Clearly the smaller frame is the cropped one.

If you watch the original movie you can CLEARLY see that the image provided by you has a cropped sky. The dvd of diamonds are forever the contrails erhh chemtrails are not there.
You didn't show an image from the DVD. You showed an image from a YouTube video that was cropped so severely that most of the "Metro Goldwyn Mayer" text at the beginning was missing. And again, how can a "cropped sky" show more area than the "original"?

Just watching the first five minutes of the YouTube video you posted, how could you fail to spot that it is heavily cropped? People's heads are cut off, and some of the titles are almost entirely missing.

image.png
image.png image.png image.png
 
Last edited:
Thread starter Related Articles Forum Replies Date
Mick West Three Contrails "Descending" over Denver on Jan 31, 2021 [Military, C-17A Globemasters] Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 1
S Lasers Making Contrails Contrails and Chemtrails 1
Mick West Curved and Looped Contrails in SoCal [San Diego Delays] Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 1
Mick West Crazy Contrails from LAX Ground Stop Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 1
D Explained: Photo of 747 with Contrails Only on One Side [Fake, April Fool] Contrails and Chemtrails 21
Mick West Infrared Photos of Clouds and Contrails Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation 17
Mick West Moonlight Contrails Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation 1
Mick West YouTube adds Encyclopedia Britannica article on Contrails to "Chemtrail" Videos Contrails and Chemtrails 18
Mick West Aerodynamic Contrails at 27,000 to 31,000 feet near Sacramento Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation 2
Trailblazer Sharp boundary between contrails and clear sky Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation 1
Mick West Plane Flies in Front of Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation 1
Clouds Givemethewillies Contrail lobes or mamma? The importance of correct terminology Contrails and Chemtrails 0
cloudspotter How Changing Weather Conditions Make Contrails Show Up Contrails and Chemtrails 9
Trailspotter Contrail cross over Tasmania and spinning contrails over Victoria Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation 0
Mick West Explained: Manurewa NZ, 'Extra-terrestrial' Fireball Jumps Up [Contrail, Altitude change] Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 7
Mick West Halifax, NS: Regularly Spaced Gaps in Contrails [Ethiopian Flight 501] Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 47
Mick West Some Perspective on Perspective Foreshortening - Contrails and UFOs Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 1
Mick West Explained: Viral Video of 787 Leaving Thick Contrails with Forced Perspective Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 1
Mick West A Plane Flying Across the Face of the Sun, with Contrails [Virgin Flight 353] Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 7
TEEJ Contrails filmed from commercial flight over the Irish Sea - 6th May 2017 Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 2
ki_cz Contrails 'breaking up' clouds Contrails and Chemtrails 10
E Can someone tell me what these are? [Grid pattern contrails] Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 7
P Can someone please explain these trails at sunset [Contrails] Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 13
Mick West There Are No New Clouds, Just New Latin Classifications Contrails and Chemtrails 2
MikeC BBC: Biofuels 'could limit jet contrails' Contrails and Chemtrails 10
Mick West Spiral Contrails viewed from the International Space Station Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 12
ki_cz Claim: Satellite imagery showing 'sheet' of contrails Contrails and Chemtrails 7
Mick West GOES-16 Satellite Images of Contrails Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation 0
Mick West Explained: Contrails Appear "Hot" in Thermal Imaging because the Sky Appears Very Cold Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 4
Mick West Explained: Chilean Navy "UFO" video - Aerodynamic Contrails, Flight IB6830 Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 186
Clouds Givemethewillies Why do inner contrails spread more than outer contrails? Contrails and Chemtrails 9
Mick West Contrails Hidden In 1950s and 1960s Family Photos Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation 2
Mick West Four Engines, Flying West over Sacramento Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 6
Clouds Givemethewillies Persistent Aerodynamic Contrails From Propellor Tips Contrails and Chemtrails 12
Mick West A Sunlit Contrail Viewed From the Side Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation 0
Mick West Close Up Videos of Contrails Forming And Evolving Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation 19
Mick West Some "Black" Shadowed Aerodynamic Contrails Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation 4
Mick West Relative Humidity at Flight Altitudes. Resources and Contrail prediction. Contrails and Chemtrails 11
Mick West What's the Highest Contrail You've Taken a Photo Of? Contrails and Chemtrails 8
Mick West P900 Plane and Contrails Photos and Video Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation 17
Mick West Persistent Aerodynamic Contrail Forming @28,500 on 787 Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation 0
steve holmes Problems with Identifying Contrails in FlightRadar24 Contrails and Chemtrails 57
Mick West Why Were There Contrails Today, But Not Yesterday? It's the Weather! Contrails and Chemtrails 21
Mick West How Do You Take Good Photos of High Altitude Planes and Contrails? Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation 1
Mick West Debunked: Irrefutable Film Footage Of Climate Engineering Aerosol Spraying [Aerodynamic Contrails] Contrails and Chemtrails 4
Mick West Contrails over Sting & Peter Gabriel Concert in Lake Tahoe Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky? 5
Mick West Giant Dark Persistent Aerodynamic Contrail Images and Videos: Contrails, Skies, and Aviation 6
Kaylene Contrails in USA vs. Austraila Contrails and Chemtrails 4
C Strange Flickering in Contrail Video Posted in Earlier Thread [Focussing artifacts] Contrails and Chemtrails 7
F Explained: Video of plane leaving "6 chemtrails, then 2" [Mixed Exhaust and Aerodynamic Contrails] Contrails and Chemtrails 6
Related Articles


















































Related Articles

Top