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Game of Thrones

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Post by fljustice » Sun April 8th, 2012, 3:21 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Yup the ads are deafening, so if I'm watching something live then we often hit the "mute" button.[/quote]

I literally can't remember the last time I watched something live. Even if I want to watch something the day it's aired, I read a book or do something else for the first twenty minutes of the show, then play the recording from the beginning, fast forwarding through the commercials. For the Oscars, we waited over an hour...but then we fast-forwarded through the boring thank-you speeches!
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Post by Madeleine » Thu April 12th, 2012, 8:55 am

Watched Ep 2 last night, the final scene was so dark I will have to look at the episode guide on HBO's website to find out what exactly happened - I couldn't see a thing! Apart from that it was good.
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Post by rebecca » Fri April 13th, 2012, 2:34 am

Why do so many shows shoot scenes when it is so dark that one can barely see the characters? And I like to look at the expression on their faces! I had to really concentrate to see Jaime and we have a super large TV screen!....I think they shoot these shows for teenagers and forget that it is a TV program for everyone(not kids ofcourse).

Another thing I have picked up on or is it just me? In some shows I find that the music in the background is so LOUD that I can't hear the actors...It is so annoying.

But I loved it when Tyrion takes on his sister :D and I noted the 'look' he shot Littlefinger hmmmmmm :eek: ..He's a sneaky little rat that one. Now for episode two on Tuesday.

Bec :)

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Post by Madeleine » Fri April 13th, 2012, 11:21 am

Yes I thought the same about the darkness, the second ep isn't quite so bad apart from the final scene.

There's huge debates about background music in TV and Films in the UK; lots of people complain about it but the TV companies don't seem to be doing anything about it. Yet sometimes I watch old dramas on the satellite channels, from the 70s and 80s, and there's hardly any music at all. I must admit the HBO shows aren't quite as bad for music as some other companies; personally I think Grey's Anatomy started it all! Now hospital shows always seem to play Coldplay or Snow Patrol just as someone's about to shuffle off the mortal coi.
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Post by rebecca » Sun April 15th, 2012, 3:16 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Yes I thought the same about the darkness, the second ep isn't quite so bad apart from the final scene.

There's huge debates about background music in TV and Films in the UK; lots of people complain about it but the TV companies don't seem to be doing anything about it. Yet sometimes I watch old dramas on the satellite channels, from the 70s and 80s, and there's hardly any music at all. I must admit the HBO shows aren't quite as bad for music as some other companies; personally I think Grey's Anatomy started it all! Now hospital shows always seem to play Coldplay or Snow Patrol just as someone's about to shuffle off the mortal coi.[/quote]

I wish they would stop the intrusive music especially when the actors are still talking...I hope that's not the new 'in' thing to hear the background noise and not a word from the actors....Whoever thought that was a good idea is a plonker! :D

Bec :)

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Post by Madeleine » Sun April 15th, 2012, 4:58 pm

[quote=""rebecca""]I wish they would stop the intrusive music especially when the actors are still talking...I hope that's not the new 'in' thing to hear the background noise and not a word from the actors....Whoever thought that was a good idea is a plonker! :D Birdsong, apparently, was another culprit, with lots of piano music and terrible diction from the actors, but I didn't watch it, but there were lots of comments about how indecipherable the dialogue was.

Bec :) [/quote]

Unfortunately, Bec, that does seem to be the way things are going :( Lots of UK detective shows have background music going all the time - Lewis is particularly bad at having dirgey stuff howling away - and the hospital shows have it too, and even the soaps are doing it :mad:

Another thing I can't stand is giddy camera work, you know, the camera swooping in and out or zooming around, lots of images flashing around quickly - CSI is a particular culprit here. Hopefully if enough people complain, somewhere along the line, someone might pay attention and stop it. The trouble is, as someone else said, lots of film and TV makers are now from the MTV generation and use pop video-style techniques; fine for a 5 minute vid, not for a whole programme or film! :(
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Post by rebecca » Mon April 16th, 2012, 2:26 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Unfortunately, Bec, that does seem to be the way things are going :( Lots of UK detective shows have background music going all the time - Lewis is particularly bad at having dirgey stuff howling away - and the hospital shows have it too, and even the soaps are doing it :mad:

Another thing I can't stand is giddy camera work, you know, the camera swooping in and out or zooming around, lots of images flashing around quickly - CSI is a particular culprit here. Hopefully if enough people complain, somewhere along the line, someone might pay attention and stop it. The trouble is, as someone else said, lots of film and TV makers are now from the MTV generation and use pop video-style techniques; fine for a 5 minute vid, not for a whole programme or film! :( [/quote]

Madeleine I have the same problem with the giddy camera.....I do suffer from vertigo and it seems to set it off. I have to turn away or look down when the camera goes like that, which means missing some of the scenes. Another thing that I am grateful for is when the news anchor will announce flash photography, my eyes can't stand that either. I think too many producers/directors are trying to be 'hip', but I wish they would stop! It's annoying.

Bec :)

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Post by rebecca » Mon April 16th, 2012, 2:30 am

PS: I found this on the weekend. It is the face off between Robb and Jaime and it is clearer on here than the TV.....I click the gadgety thing for full screen. Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zMPuo6KF5Y

Bec :)

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Post by Madeleine » Tue April 17th, 2012, 8:46 pm

Just watched this week's, v good apart from 5 ad breaks, and you'll need the night vision goggles again!
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Post by Madeleine » Tue April 17th, 2012, 8:58 pm

[quote=""rebecca""]PS: I found this on the weekend. It is the face off between Robb and Jaime and it is clearer on here than the TV.....I click the gadgety thing for full screen. Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zMPuo6KF5Y

Bec :) [/quote]

Thanks for that clip Bec, why is it perfectly visible on the computer, yet not on TV? :confused: It links to some good other clips too!
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