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 Posted:   Jul 2, 2013 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

...tire tracks in the sand.

Thelma and Louise was playing last night, an outstanding example of the "girls gone bad" genre.
However, during the last 15 minutes, there are two scenes that grabbed my attention.

1. During the final chase scene when cop cars cross to the opposite side of the highway, there are tire tracks already in the dirt median. Oops.



2. Minutes later, Thelma and Louise are racing across the desert landscape being chased by several police cars. So, why are there tire tracks already in the desert leading to the canyon?



I've also noticed this circumstance in other films such as a car screeching to a halt or making a sharp turn, but there are already skid marks of the same action, probably from a rehearsal or a previous take that wasn't used.

I hate that!

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2013 - 8:17 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

...someone uses the phrase "This is above your pay grade" as a reply when a low-ranking character asks why he was not privvy to important information. I hear this line all the time, mostly in political/techno/spy movies.

Heard it AGAIN in Iron Man 3 recently, and supposedly it pops up in Fast & The Furious 6. mad


And AGAIN in White House Down.

Mother FUCKER!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 1:26 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

...they parallellcut between two separate storylines, and in one of them, they travel over vast distances in the blink of a moment. I was reminded of this in WAREHOUSE 13 recently (a show I love) when Myka and Pete have to travel first from South Dakota to Luxembourg, then on to Istanbul while Steve and Artie solve a problem at the warehouse. Steve and Artie's storyline seems to take place simultaneously, but over the course of a dialogue exchange, Myka and Pete seems to have reached their destination almost through some magic transportation beam.

In actuality, of course, they would have to take a taxi/bus to the airport, check in luggage, go through clearance, wait for take-off, fly the distance (maybe with one or two pit stops), land, wait for luggage, take a taxi/bus to their destination. From South Dakota to Luxembourg would take, what, at least 10-12 hours? And then another 3 hours or so to Istanbul? And that's just the flight time.

This happens all the time in television shows (and not only WAREHOUSE 13). OK, it may not be that exciting to see the dull travelling, but for once I'd like to see them take the actual time into consideration.

It's the same kind of 'ellipse convention' in classical storytelling that prevents us from seeing characters sleep, eat or go to the toilet much of the time.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

Characters are rescued from the ocean or a river and are totally drenched----but a minute later they're totally dry and the women's hairstyles are perfect.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

When I've just seen a film, & then realize that nothing in it made any sense at all, & there was absolutely no logic to it. Skyfall & Prometheus are good examples.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The nerdy, hermit, slightly off his rocker scientist. Are there any other kind? They just added one to Falling Skies.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

...when a room IMMEDIATELY bursts into flame, no matter how small the source of the fire. Just watched this week's Under The Dome, and someone drops a flaming folder into a wastebasket, and suddenly WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH! The whole room is ablaze like it was coated in rubber cement beforehand.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 7:09 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Someone gets shot/stabbed through the hand, and yet retains 100% mobility in said hand, no matter how bloody or jagged the exit wound is. Just wrap a bandana around it and you're good to go! wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 7:20 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

They don't list the music composer during opening credits.

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

They don't list the music composer during opening credits.

Yeah, I always hated that.

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

...when the severed limb does not show the actual loss!

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

...when the severed limb does not show the actual loss!


Nothing that can really be done about that, unless you CGI off the missing hand/arm/leg.

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Directors that manipulate film inappropriately for an effect.

In the opening sequence from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Spielberg runs the film backwards to show chorus dancers magically rising from a leg split, which is an impossibility.




Geez! I forgot how much I loathe that film. Thanks for reminding me! big grin


It's like they think we're such rubes we won't notice that it's physically impossible.


I NEVER NOTICED AND I could CARE less!
who gives a damn about such a trivial technical issue - ITS A FANTASY FILM?????
frevvinsakes!!!!
sheeesh!
bruce


It's a fantasy film that takes place in a world very close to our own. I've noticed and been annoyed by that bit since I was a little kid. I can buy the face melting off. I can buy Mola Ram pulling someone's heart out. I can buy the supernatural elements. But that backing up from a split thing just looks awful and doesn't work in the film at all.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

...when the severed limb does not show the actual loss!



Well it was made in 1958 (but what a great movie!), these days they'd just CGI it out. The worse example I can think of is the scene at the start of Taras Bulba (another favorite movie), where the baddie points to something with his arm straight out & Taras cuts his hand off. I thought it was very realistic when I saw at the cinema aged 11, but now I can see that the guy is holding a false arm & wrist making his arm is about a foot longer than it should be.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

When they cut short a great song in the movie and you feel it is ten times better then the one on the radio is playing a thousand times for the desires of a teenager.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

When The hero is in the main control room of the enemy, full of computers & stuff, & they want to destroy it...they always fire at the monitor screens...& smoke & mayhem & computers destroyed! In actual fact all they're doing is shooting out a couple of monitors which won't harm the computers. There's a few Bond films where this happends.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

About the "extra-long arm" when the guy's had his hand chopped off... it's particularly ridiculous when, if he's got a hook or something in place of the missing hand, he actually bends the arm at the wrist as well as the elbow. Anyone would think it was just an actor with his hand inside a thing with a hook on it, bending his wrist.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

... when the too cool character is unconcerned, and maybe just a little bit bored, by the massive explosion that could flail, burn or decapitate them.



It's the audience that is bored by this overused effect.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

... when the too cool character is unconcerned, and maybe just a little bit bored, by the massive explosion that could flail, burn or decapitate them.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

About the "extra-long arm" when the guy's had his hand chopped off... it's particularly ridiculous when, if he's got a hook or something in place of the missing hand, he actually bends the arm at the wrist as well as the elbow. Anyone would think it was just an actor with his hand inside a thing with a hook on it, bending his wrist.

That was a main distraction in "Live and let die"


Especially the scene where Tee Hee is trying to get JB's watch off. I know it's meant to go wrong so Bond can make the not funny remark "Butterfingers" but instead of being funny, it only shows an actor not being able to handle an appliance.



D.S.

 
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