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Stuff on TV or movies that seems wrong or annoying

Post by Tero » Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:23 pm

Such as:

With music concerts, you get this situation where a rock band has a singer who plays rhythm guitar. The guitar solo comes on. Over half the time the camera stays on the nonsinging singer. Not the lead guitarist.

Don't they teach that at director or camera man school?
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Post by Tero » Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:25 pm

Characters on detective shows that commit suicide with sleeping pills. It's very hard with modern pills.

Maybe they don't want to teach the easy way? A bottle of paracetamol and vodka.
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Re: Stuff on TV or movies that seems wrong or annoying

Post by Hermit » Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:51 pm

Many of the movies that claim to be "based on a true story". The ones that include a few facts which are manifestly true, leave out others which would have provided verisimilitude and add bits that are utter inventions by the script writers.

Ford v Ferrari is a prime example. The film is based on Ford's failed attempt of buying Ferrari and what subsequently happened. It does not contain a lot of important stuff that is factually true. It leaves out a lot of important stuff that is factually true because it does not add to the drama/entertainment value and it adds a lot of invented stuff because it does add to the drama/entertainment value. In terms of entertainment value the movie is ordinary. In terms of being based on a true story it is crap.
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Post by macdoc » Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:08 pm

It was much fun and well cast YRMV. It's entertainment...some is better than others.
Films based on true stories often have a random element that is hard to put into fully fictional accounts.

Editing and pace makes a huge difference and FvF has both.
Poetic licence is a thing :coffee:

So name your exemplar movie that is both entertaining and true to the story.
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Post by macdoc » Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:14 pm

Over done suspenseful music cueing an exciting bit is very annoying ....as is American humour....
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Post by Tero » Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:43 pm

Masses of spiders. Harry Potter, Disney Star Wars: Mandalorian. Sci-fi shows with masses of small critters.

These scenes can only go exactly the same. The heroes escape. Or they are locked into something and a superhero destroys critters and saves them.
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Post by Hermit » Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:23 pm

macdoc wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:08 pm
It was much fun and well cast YRMV. It's entertainment...some is better than others.
Films based on true stories often have a random element that is hard to put into fully fictional accounts.

Editing and pace makes a huge difference and FvF has both.
Poetic licence is a thing :coffee:

So name your exemplar movie that is both entertaining and true to the story.
You misunderstood my gripe. I am not opposed to poetic license. The keyword of my objection to some movies advertised as "based on a true story" is that they lack verisimilitude. Ford v Ferrari is a glaring example. Its makers clearly did not care one jot about it.
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Re: Stuff on TV or movies that seems wrong or annoying

Post by Svartalf » Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:18 pm

Tero wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:25 pm
Characters on detective shows that commit suicide with sleeping pills. It's very hard with modern pills.

Maybe they don't want to teach the easy way? A bottle of paracetamol and vodka.
a) maybe they are old shows, or situated in a past era when barbiturates were the hypnotic of choice?
b) any show displaying an easy to do way to commit suicide is likely not long for the airwaves...
c) and overloading the liver? sure works, but do you know how fucking long drawn and painful that is?
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Post by laklak » Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:48 pm

Cutting their palm whenever they need blood for some sort of magic spell. I'd just pick a fucking scab. As an old man who spends a lot of time around sharp things I have a surfeit of scabs at all times.
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Post by pErvinalia » Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:09 am

Oh yeah, this! And they never just knick their palm. They full on cut a long deep slice in it.
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Re: Stuff on TV or movies that seems wrong or annoying

Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:41 am

It only ever takes three attempts to find the backdoor into the Pentagon mainframe.

In car chases they only ever change up. Those gearboxes must have about 20 gears!

After the opening fight scenes in an action movie the hero never spends the rest of the film with two black eyes, a broken wrist, a limp, or complaining about persistent back pain etc.

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Post by Svartalf » Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:59 am

c'mon, you KNOW tv characters go there for the usual reasons, it's just not interesting enough to get air time
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Post by macdoc » Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:42 am

Hermit said
Its makers clearly did not care one jot about it.
and ??
Where is that written requirement?
It was fun for me and many others.

If not for you that's fine, but you are in a small minority with both viewers and critics.
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Post by pErvinalia » Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:49 am

Brian Peacock wrote:
Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:41 am
In car chases they only ever change up. Those gearboxes must have about 20 gears!
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Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:20 am

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