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:wince: - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
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I tried to watch Eleventh Hour, which sounded like an interesting concept. Got through 35 minutes of it, then heard a character say that cloning required "science brushed gently with artistry" or some such nonsense. This was not supposed to be in the service of a rehearsed lecture, but as an ad lib comment in the context of a normal conversation with a colleague. Really, it was.

I believe this show may in fact define the concept of having a tin ear for dialogue. The half I've seen so far could be used in an advanced clinic on how people don't talk.

Also, after 35 minutes, I still didn't care about the case or any character except for Riley-from-Buffy, and that's only because he's Riley-from-Buffy.

I feel a bit...: disappointed disappointed

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From: (Anonymous) Date: October 10th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch, so I guess I'll be skipping this one. It's a pity, the idea seemed really interesting. And I didn't even knew Riley-from-Buffy is in it!

Why do some shows have so much difficulty with natural dialogue? I understand it being difficult for the writers, since they're not listening, but the director should notice things like this. I also can never relate to and care about characters that talk like they're writing a thesis (unless they're supposed to be like that). It's hard to care for someone that sounds like they're always trying to teach you something.

(Awkward English and difficulty to express myself are thanks to English not being my first language)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 10th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't worry, your self-expression in English better than the show's writers! ;p

Seriously, the smartest thing I ever did as a writer was spend a semester working as a transcriptionist for one of my professors. You really get to see what actual speech looks like.
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