Sunday, November 10, 2019

details, details.....

Ever notice ? --

1. Horses ridden in western adventure movies are uniformly spic and span, whereas anyone who has ever curried a horse knows it gathers caked-on shit on its flanks and some portion of the belly before it is dutifully scrubbed. Tack, though harder to see, is also spiffy with much care and little use.

2. The underside of human shoes in TV movies are almost always a brand-new-leather color between the heel and where the toe-portion of the sole hits the ground.

3. Autos out of the 1930's 1940's and 1950's(and earlier/later) in retro movies almost never show a spot of mud or slush .... always in spanking-new, perfectly-waxed condition.

I'd like to get paid as much as the worker who gets a paycheck and yet overlooks such details or cannot get the changes past cost-conscious executives.


  1. American movie makers either made really stupid or actually correct assumptions about viewers’ tastes.

    What about European movies?

    In a similar vein:

    When was the word “gritty” first applied to a movie?

    Which was the first movie that was actually “gritty.” The first Talkie? English speaking?

    You know there're at least 250 people alive on this planet who can correct answer these issues without resorting to internet (or any) research.

    We return now to Reality TV: Trump the Receiver.