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Why do they always get it wrong?


timbo 12 592 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 1:31PM
Watching telly last night - casualty 1907 i was amused to see, yet again, a photographer taking photos with his head under the dark cloth looking through a view camera.
This is impossible as he would have had to put the slide into the camera once he'd focussed obscuring the view.
This is a really common mistake seen in tv and films but why? don't they have photographer's at the bbc who would point out the error?

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keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
31 Mar 2008 1:36PM
Why would a photographer particularly know?...plus it's the BBC...not a place bristling with good stills photographers.

There are some who have just said - "Slide?"
Wink
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
31 Mar 2008 1:46PM
In the grand scheme of things, I think I'll live - but thanks for letting us know.

Smile
conrad 10 10.9k 116
31 Mar 2008 1:49PM
It's like the westerns where cowboys shoot 10 - 12 rounds from a six shot revolver. No eye for detail, granted, but not terribly important in the grand scheme of things.
timbo 12 592 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 1:57PM
You're right of course, not important in the grand scheme, suppose i should be pleased he wasn't trying to get the nurses to strip off for some seedy shots, my other - main - gripe about the portrayal of photographer's on the screen.
MattGrayson 7 622 3 England
31 Mar 2008 1:59PM
I watched the first episode of Britains next top model last year and Lisa Snowdon said that some paparazzi were on the other side of the door waiting to take pictures.
Sure enough, about seven guys were there using a Minolta Dimage 7, an Olympus OM and other archaic cameras.
Paparazzi? Smile
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 2:31PM
I spotted it straight away - how could the guy be using a camera in 1907? It would be another 90 years before the laptop is invented - what would he do with the files till then?
ripleysalien 8 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 2:57PM
For my sins I noticed on an episode of Hotel Babylon the other week, the Paps waiting for the "star" to arrive, they had dslrs but entry ones with built in flash, and not one of them held it like a seasond tog would, makes me laugh when I see it,

I know get ya coat........................

Steve
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
31 Mar 2008 3:04PM

Quote:what would he do with the files till then?


He'd have an assistant who would laboriously write down the string of 1s and 0s on a piece of paper. Obvious, really. Wink
MattGrayson 7 622 3 England
31 Mar 2008 3:09PM

Quote:For my sins I noticed on an episode of Hotel Babylon the other week, the Paps waiting for the "star" to arrive, they had dslrs but entry ones with built in flash, and not one of them held it like a seasond tog would, makes me laugh when I see it,

I know get ya coat........................

Steve



Actually, I noticed that too. Much to the annoyance of my disgruntled other half. Smile
conrad 10 10.9k 116
31 Mar 2008 3:21PM

Quote:I noticed that too. Much to the annoyance of my disgruntled other half.


I get that when I say something about mistakes in subtitle translations. Like last night, when someone said he was "playing hooky", and the ass of a subtitle translator had made it (in Dutch) "playing ice hockey".

Occupational deformation, no doubt, noticing things like that. Smile
pepperst 7 2.3k 4 Wales
31 Mar 2008 4:04PM
Glad I am not the only one, but historical inaccuracies get my goat. Especially the tudors.

Think I am just a grumpy arse as well thou
MattGrayson 7 622 3 England
31 Mar 2008 4:10PM
I hate it when someone recaps a memory and we see it from the third person view that was shown earlier in the film.
"I remember walking down the road" and we see him/her walking towards the camera instead of a first person view of actually walking down the road. It's possible to do.
pepperst 7 2.3k 4 Wales
31 Mar 2008 4:12PM
and the muffled voices that you have in the memory shots as well
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 5:21PM
A lot of the time, cameras in films are used as theatrical props - i.e. historical accuracy gives way to dramatic effect, or whatever trip the actor is on at the time.
If I took it seriously, I'd shudder at what they do.

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