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Re: If this continues to go on for a while, will it shape entertainment.
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2020, 03:17:37 PM »
Should be a no-brainer this. They already did all the Indiana Jones films over the Easter break. They should replace all the big Saturday night primetime shows with proper family-friendly classics. Your Great Escapes, your Wizard Of Ozzes, your King Kongs of this world.

As I've mentioned umpteen times in the film forum they showed The Conversation last weekend as well.

That'd actually be amazing if the BBC's quiet protest to the government's grip is to stealthily air a load of prescient 70's paranoia films at the weekend. Get everyone hopped up on Network and Parallax View.

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« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2020, 04:19:19 PM »
I bet Daniel Johnston's really pissed off that he died. It's heyday for anybody making records (or tapes) in their bedrooms.

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« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2020, 07:23:05 PM »
I was with you about it being good but hope none of the bold happens.

Oh, you and me both. It would be like when they colorized Laurel & Hardy movies in the nineties. Pointless.

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« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2020, 07:49:13 PM »
Ken hazily recalls the time he made a board game that everyone remembers but nobody owns, before wetting himself for the final time.
Not quite true; I have an unopened copy that I got for 10p in a charity shop[1] but I've never played it because no-one else wants to play it with me. Unsurprisingly, given the reviews.
 1. I was going to give it to Dr Christian Troy as a joke present.

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« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2020, 08:07:03 PM »
Loads of coronavirus scenario stuff on PornHub at the mo, my mate tells me.

The solution is simple: Put the FakeTaxi man in charge of making EastEnders.

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« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2020, 08:15:18 PM »
Russell T Davies has made one final episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures, which I think we can agree looks just like all of the others - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8sU45ax2Hs

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« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2020, 08:27:36 PM »
Michael MacIntyre's Homemade Show.

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« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2020, 10:09:48 PM »
This, for the time being. Could be a good thing. A whole generation gets an education in the history of cinema and television. Lots of popular films/ tv are set in the past and. prints and sound will be cleaned up, so modern audiences won't have a problem with that. It's just pacing, old school acting and shonky spfx that a person under 20/30 years old might have to adjust to. Could they re-edit stuff? Re dub? Add spfx George Lucas style? Make a seventies movie seem like it was made this year?

God, now is weird. This should be a silly hypothetical thread not reality.

Well, some mad man has made his own twenty minute version of Blade Runner, with it including Steve Martin, Carrie Fisher, John Belushi, Gene Hackman and various others in it. Not sure why, but it's amusing enough I guess - https://news.avclub.com/quarantines-produced-a-new-cut-of-blade-runner-this-on-1842981758

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« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2020, 09:22:23 AM »
Michael MacIntyre's Homemade Show.

Article out today saying Charlie Brooker's going to do a Screenwipe special about coronavirus along with two other lockdown commissions the bbc has snapped up. Looks like they're moving quite quickly on it.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/charlie-brooker-screenwipe-coronavirus-bbc-date-channel-time-black-mirror-a9476581.html?utm_source=reddit.com

I know Limmy has hinted that dealing with the BBC over his homemade show has been a pain in the arse, it does make me wonder if they'd have snapped it out of his hands now and probably given him more money and promotion for it if it was now, as they need to fill their schedules.
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« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2020, 03:43:22 PM »
Literally nothing will stop new episodes of Neighbours from being made

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Long-running soap opera Neighbours is about to go back into production following the COVID-19 shutdown — but it will be a very different environment on set.

There will be no kissing or holding hands, the cast and crew will be isolated into three distinct groups, and camera trickery will be used to make physically-distanced actors look more intimate.

"It's going to look a bit odd," said Chris Oliver-Taylor, the chief executive of Neighbours' production company Fremantle Australia.

"[But] Neighbours is a show that can get away with it.


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"There will be no more than 100 people a day in any area, we'll implement the four-square-metre rule and the one-and-a-half-metre social distancing rule," Mr Oliver-Taylor said.

"We've got a nurse on set, different catering for everyone, males will have no make-up, women's [make-up] will not be touched up, there are no intimate scenes.

"We're going to assume if someone does get sick we don't need to shut the entire shoot — we just close that group and carry on."

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-20/neighbours-resumes-as-aussie-tv-adapts-to-coronavirus-rules/12161150?pfmredir=sm

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« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2020, 03:57:14 PM »
'our fans have no interest in continuity'

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« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2020, 04:17:33 PM »
Oh, you and me both. It would be like when they colorized Laurel & Hardy movies in the nineties. Pointless.

Next step from colourising b/w films is talkifying silent films, with the latest hip Hollywood scriptwriters and the coolest voiceover artistes lending modern magic to tired old movies!

'oh no I'm dangling off the bloody clock!  I sure hope I don't fall down!'

'You've only gone and flown the rocket into the moon's eye haven't you?'

'oh no a building is falling on top of me!  Phew what a relief I was standing in the gap where the window was.  That was close!'

etc.

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« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2020, 04:51:49 PM »
Next step from colourising b/w films is talkifying silent films, with the latest hip Hollywood scriptwriters and the coolest voiceover artistes lending modern magic to tired old movies!

'oh no I'm dangling off the bloody clock!  I sure hope I don't fall down!'

'You've only gone and flown the rocket into the moon's eye haven't you?'

'oh no a building is falling on top of me!  Phew what a relief I was standing in the gap where the window was.  That was close!'

etc.

We could actually do that with this now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttGUiwfTYvg

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« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2020, 09:36:36 PM »
Can't see this situation going on forever - humans need to see each other face to face sometimes or we might as well just crawl into a mass grave now?  How would we even reproduce in the long term if people can never go out... except maybe wank into a tube and send it on its way somewhere :p

But if it did spell the end of more than 2 people ever being in one place at one time, I think a combination of animation and VR will be the way to go.

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« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2020, 09:42:20 PM »
Can't see this situation going on forever - humans need to see each other face to face sometimes or we might as well just crawl into a mass grave now?  How would we even reproduce in the long term if people can never go out... except maybe wank into a tube and send it on its way somewhere :p

But if it did spell the end of more than 2 people ever being in one place at one time, I think a combination of animation and VR will be the way to go.

It doesn't have to go on long enough to spell the end of human reproduction. I reckon 18 months would be enough to fuck the telly schedules up.

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« Reply #45 on: April 22, 2020, 09:44:53 PM »
Loads of coronavirus scenario stuff on PornHub at the mo, my mate tells me.

The solution is simple: Put the FakeTaxi man in charge of making EastEnders.

With the odd episode overseen by the man who runs Harsh Handjobs and weakly squeals "Ow! What are you doing? Stop it!" while women flick his phimotic cock. I reckon he could have a good insight into new ways to write for Ian Beale.

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« Reply #46 on: April 22, 2020, 09:51:53 PM »
Christmas telly will be even shitter won't it?

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« Reply #47 on: April 22, 2020, 09:53:56 PM »
I only really watch the muppets and it's a wonderful life so I won't notice the difference.

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« Reply #48 on: April 22, 2020, 09:56:21 PM »
Get the FakeTaxi man on the case.

Maybe have someone else hand out presents to COVID-kids in intensive care in the morning, though.


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Re: If this continues to go on for a while, will it shape entertainment.
« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2020, 09:30:31 AM »
The Archers are now trying to stretch their stock but playing old episodes in the same time slot.  It’s like if you were an Eastenders fan and suddenly it was Den and Angie one episode then back to today tomorrow.  Doesn’t seem to have gone down too well...

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« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2020, 09:22:56 PM »
Bumping this 'cos kermode and mayo are presenting a show together, with each in their houses conversing via vertical split screen.

It's impressive how professional it looks. The picture is well lit and sharp. The sound is actually the poor part - it sounds like it's coming through GSM.

It's a bit like their radio 5 film review but for tv/streaming services and not just about film.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000j451

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