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awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
18
revised Is this laser experiment shown on Big Bang Theory possible?
added 911 characters in body
Sep
18
answered Is this laser experiment shown on Big Bang Theory possible?
Aug
29
comment How are fake reality shows not false advertising? And if they are, why do they get away with it?
it seems to me that there's now a difference between Reality Television, and Reality TV... just as there is a difference between Science Fiction, and SciFi. Both (the second in each example pair) started as references to the original, and have now grown to be something related but different.
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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comment What is the laser sound in the tunnel?
@CGCampbell in anticipation of the heat ahead and cool sea water behind.. I had that impression too.
Jul
17
awarded  Curious
Jul
16
comment What are light meters needed for in digital movies?
Even digital cameras are limited by their design and the amount of available light. Better quality digital cameras do not use a fixed shutter or a digital approximation... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_One_(camera)#The_Red_One like that little revolutionary gem, the recording process was digital, but getting the image to the sensor still required lenses and a variable aperture to create the right effect... true depth of field being one of the desired effects. Knowing what the light is exactly at the subject would be important.
Jul
16
comment Did Walter kill Donny in The Big Lebowski?
I totally recognized the subtle build-up to where he died. And that everyone had a hand in those situations... it just came across as if the lynch pin to each situation that went wrong, revolved around how Walter decided to handle things. If Walter hadn't pulled the gun in the bowling alley, or insisted Dude see Lebowski for the rug, or thrown the ringer, or brought the Uzi, or escalated the situation with the kid, or beaten the neighbor's car by mistake, or pulled Lebowski from the wheelchair, or started the fight (thrown bowling ball)... All major events, all Walter.
Jul
16
asked Did Walter kill Donny in The Big Lebowski?
Jul
15
comment How was the flu so deadly in Season 4 of The Walking Dead?
That would indeed be a nasty strain... and would fit historically with new strains being extra deadly.
Jul
15
comment How was the flu so deadly in Season 4 of The Walking Dead?
Any medication they could go and look for is a bonus... but he's going to send people looking for the most common medicine that would be the most "helpful". I put that in quotes, because looking for medicine that could save certain characters is more of a plot device than an exercise in logic. Audience hears antibiotic, they think medicine that is the cure. However... in random searches, you'd probably be more likely to find antibiotics.
Jul
15
answered How was the flu so deadly in Season 4 of The Walking Dead?
Jul
15
comment Can Product Placement in Movies break the 4th Wall?
I agree with what you say would be a legitimate break of the 4th wall... I just still believe that these examples fit in that definition. Humans are on an alien planet, advertising the products they use. While I agree that putting Kawasaki on the side of the Kawasaki built Mars Rover would be "normal"... advertising the kind of lubricant on the side is different. Maybe GM made the space suits, but Toshiba only made the electronics (as critical as they are, we don't see AC Delco logos on the outside of our Ford cars, next to the Ford Logo).
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15
awarded  Scholar
Jul
15
comment Can Product Placement in Movies break the 4th Wall?
@Paulster2 I'm not sure we are looking at the same movies. George Clooney wasn't in either of them.
Jul
15
accepted Why the very different release formats for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?
Jul
15
comment Why is it Okay for movies / TV shows, to show that their story is based on real events when it is actually not?
It isn't about whether or not we should believe the opening disclaimer... it is about how the opening disclaimer sets the tone. With the movie Dragnet, I agree that it wasn't about being serious... it was about continuity with the series. However... it is still an example of that kind of disclaimer being used for some OTHER reason than to actually inform the viewer that what they are about to see was based in fact. The OP was curious as to whether or not it was legal to use a disclaimer like that when it was clearly not based on a true story.
Jul
15
answered Why is it Okay for movies / TV shows, to show that their story is based on real events when it is actually not?