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Thread #103052   Message #2094671
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
05-Jul-07 - 10:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: TV is irritating
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
I haven't watched the history channel sorts of programs for ages because I find the use of "live actors" to be very distracting and not at all helpful. Give me the old talking heads any day, please! I know perfectly well that 10 years from now those people are going to look "out of fashion" even though they were put in supposedly period pieces and their haircuts and body piercings hidden. Do they think I can't imagine what it is a historian is describing, or that I am less entertained if I'm looking at a medieval illustration (and I personally like the technique of the close-up shot of a painting or illustration that slowly backs away or pans across the page). I look at those video reenactments and often times seems the people don't really look like the right size or ethnicity or other features of the time they're supposed to represent (hairy, dirty, bloody, emaciated. . . )