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Puce Moment

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TV/Film already looks uncanny?
« on: March 24, 2020, 10:17:53 AM »
This did not really hit me until last night when I was watching the latest episodes of Masterchef, Homeland and This Country. Everyone walking around in the busy streets, touching each other, touching their faces, buying a bag of crisps, touching food others are going to eat...all that palaver. Perhaps it's because this is newly produced media rather than old episodes of something, or a period drama.

I would like to know if this is just me and the edibles.

Thomas

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 10:26:42 AM »
Perhaps it's because this is newly produced media rather than old episodes of something, or a period drama.

No, it was the same for me when I watched a 1930s Hitchcocker the other morning. It's amazing how quickly we adopt new frames of mind. Propagandists will be paying close attention.

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 10:35:21 AM »
Thanks Thomas - you are right, and really we are a massive, global research project for Psychologists to dine out on for decades to come. I find it unsettling how the simulacra has started to look uncanny* - a bit like characters in a zombie film looking through media from the old times. During Homeland I just couldn't stop thinking about the fact that they were a massive contamination risk and then I had to recalibrate my mind.

*Pseuds corner

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 10:37:24 AM »
Yes, I saw something where people were coughing and it made my brain flinch.  Real momentary horror at how someone could behave like that and not worry about other people.  Also cops in cars having a stakeout, whole hours and hours huffing each other's air.  Dear god.

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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 10:40:56 AM »
Quiz shows and panel shows where the participants sit together... watched Only Connect, Mastermind and University Challenge last night and thought, they're going to need some longer tables.

Except Mastermind obviously, but the contestants still sit together while waiting to go to the big chair

Egyptian Feast

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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 11:09:38 AM »
I was disturbed by the lack of social distancing on the episode of Top Of The Pops 1989 I watched last night. Particularly those arse-slapping Austrian pricks Edelweiss.

Ambient Sheep

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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 01:50:58 PM »
Yup, I was watching an old Van der Valk last night and kept getting this too.  Was actually surprised at my own reaction.

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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 01:59:52 PM »
It's been the adverts for me. I suppose because they're more directly trying to tap into people's aspirations and encouraging folk to go out. They all seem to be wildy unsuited to the situation.

During Homeland I just couldn't stop thinking about the fact that they were a massive contamination risk and then I had to recalibrate my mind.
But if they don't go into work, terrorists might kill some people.

Rich Uncle Skeleton

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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 02:00:43 PM »
Was watching Oceans Twelve (shut up) the other night and had the same feeling just from this shot of them wandering round a street in Amsterdam that wasn't even that busy. Halcyon days.

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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 02:13:36 PM »
It's all a reprehensible conspiracy to turn us all into Howie Mendel.

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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2020, 02:49:59 PM »
Yup, I was watching an old Van der Valk last night

fucking hell

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Was watching Oceans Twelve the other night

FUCKING HELL

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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 09:24:58 AM »
I was watching Gino's Italian Express, and people were blatantly ignoring the lockdown,even kissing on the cheeks.  Plenty of pasta on the shelves, must be keeping it for themselves, fair enough as they do produce it all.

Thomas

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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2020, 09:58:46 AM »
Yeah, we were watching Bake Off series 4 last night and I was shocked by the way everyone in my house was mean about Ruby everyone was hugging and kissing and touching food.

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Re: TV/Film already looks uncanny?
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2020, 10:16:20 AM »
Watched a show last night there was a scene featuring some grass I was like what the fucks that

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« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2020, 10:22:18 AM »
Watched a show last night there was a scene featuring some grass I was like what the fucks that

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Re: TV/Film already looks uncanny?
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2020, 01:47:51 PM »
All the compliance units that would generally cancel scheduled episodes of stuff are obviously on lockdown. Over the last couple of weeks I've seen:

- The episode of OFAH where they hole up in a nuclear shelter.
- An episode of The Good Life where they have to self-isolate because of fleas.
- An episode of The Bill where a copper had to wear a facemask to arrest someone because they might have been infected.

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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2020, 01:52:49 PM »
Armstrong made a gag about a woman having a disease that meant she needed to quarantine on Pointless last night.

Wasn't much of a gag, she said she had the travel bug or something.

This is true.
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alan nagsworth

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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2020, 02:16:55 PM »
saw a photo of a human mouth

another fuckin world now

purlieu

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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2020, 03:45:41 PM »
An episode of Star Trek: TNG last night involved someone passing a box to someone else, and my immediate thought was "neither of them washed their hands!"

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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2020, 03:54:56 PM »
I'm watching all of the James Bond films, and he's always touching things and people, sometimes needlessly. He picks up Q's baguette at one point like he's never seen one before. What is he, an idiot? He also travels all around the world pretty much constantly AND shags about. Will the new James Bond film look weird when it comes out? Probably, yes. They could CG a mask and gloves onto him I suppose, but what's the point of even hiring Daniel Craig if you can barely see his face and hands?

Rich Uncle Skeleton

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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2020, 04:26:33 PM »

FUCKING HELL

What an outrageous edit!

Gurke and Hare

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Re: TV/Film already looks uncanny?
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2020, 05:33:14 PM »
They've still not updated the EPG on Virgin to reflect Pointless being on BBC2 now.

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