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 Posted:   Mar 15, 2021 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

I've knocked films before about people using a paperclip to pick a lock (with ease) saying it's impossible, but I think I'll have to eat my words.



In US Marshals the frame of a pair of glasses that goes over your ears is used twice to unlock handcuffs.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2021 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Seen this twice recently in a film called Moxie and a TV series called Ginny & Georgia, in almost identical scenes:

White male teacher in class asks a young black student if she has read the books on their list over summer.

Young student immediately answers with "why are the books all written by old white men", and goes into a long soliloquy, rather dripping with acceptable borderline race hate, about what what they think they should be reading about and why the teacher is wrong.

The scene is probably in other films, almost identically, I'd imagine, as it's easy to write and blunt.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

...a well-dressed man is told something anxiety-inducing, which is followed by a shot of them loosening their tie?

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2021 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Probably used before.

When someone is shipwrecked, stranded at sea, whatever and they're supposedly treading water, but you can clearly tell they're standing on the bottom and just moving their arms. Also bugs me, and usually goes with this one, that the long distance shot shows them in rough water with high waves, yet in the closeup the water is smooth as a pool.

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2021 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Oooh ive got one...ive got one...
When a character is injured and in a coma, the camera always, always focusses on their twitching finger to show they are about to wake up.

Seen this dozens of times n saw again in Angel Has Fallen, security service tosh with Gerard Butler.

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2021 - 4:40 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Oooh ive got one...ive got one...
When a character is injured and in a coma, the camera always, always focusses on their twitching finger to show they are about to wake up.

Seen this dozens of times n saw again in Angel Has Fallen, security service tosh with Gerard Butler.


Good one, Bill!

Another and related to your example, I think; a person is in bed paralyzed, no feeling below their whatever, and when they're alone, some urgent need - something falls off the bed, they hear some disturbance outside, whatever and lo and behold, where all other medical, psychological, whatever, efforts have failed, their desire prompts them to rise! They pull themselves up, they fall to the floor in a heap, then before they realize it they're walking again!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2021 - 4:52 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I've noticed that now they can use cheap drones to film aerial shots, instead of expensive helicopters, that there's tons of aerial shots these days, films, TV drama & docs.

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2021 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Yeah i actually prefer the shots where the main characters hair n clothes are blowing about in the wind created by the chopper !

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2021 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I've noticed that now they can use cheap drones to film aerial shots, instead of expensive helicopters, that there's tons of aerial shots these days, films, TV drama & docs.

I actually don't mind this, as it allows low-budget films/TV to have a more "cinematic" look.

 
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