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An opinion of mine....

jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,393 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 2019 in Non Cigar Related
I’ve recently begun watching a tv series on Amazon Prime called The Killing. It has some pretty good reviews and, so far, the story line seems strong and engaging. 

It’s my opinion, however, that directors of a lot of today’s films, videos, etc.such as this series who believe that employing a very dark screen or background somehow heighten the drama of whatever media you’re watching need to find a new and different line of work. 

All they really accomplish is to piss off the person trying to watch it to the point where said person wishes they’d chosen something different to watch.  

So sayeth the Oldfart.....  👴🏻

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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,255 ✭✭✭✭✭
    New shows just aren't that appealing anymore.
    We've gotten on a kick lately watching old shows, like Adam 12, Emergency, CHiPs and shows like that.
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    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,246 ✭✭✭✭
    That's why I always hated the Batman movies.  The dark screen makes it hard to watch.
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,608 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Or, maybe they're making these shows/movies to be enjoyed under ideal circumstances, i.e. a theater (or home theater) with little or no outside light so the darker scenes still have some contrast between dark and black, as well as having a sound system with an adequate center channel for vocal content.

    So sayeth the cantakerous one.  And remember too that many of us are either oldfarts or on the verge of becoming one, and some of our physical capabilities are waning.
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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,393 ✭✭✭✭✭
    peter4jc said:

    So sayeth the cantakerous one.  And remember too that many of us are either oldfarts or on the verge of becoming one, and some of our physical capabilities are waning.
    Do I hear a big AMEN to that???  👍
  • IndustMechIndustMech FIBPosts: 2,426 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My wife suggests painting the wall behind the TV a dark color.
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  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,754 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2019
    @jlmarta
    And it is everywhere, TV and movies.
    Dark always dark.
    There is no level of brightness that can be adjusted to make up for it.
    I guess they are trying to force us into buying the new TVs with 50 shades of black.
    And the audibles are so bad my closed caption on occasion can't translate.
    Head phones on full blast?

  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,255 ✭✭✭✭✭
    webmost said:
    It's not just the dark screen. The sound man similarly amps up the mood music to where you can't hear the actor mumbling key lines. You can hit the back up button three times, give it the old what'd he say, and still not catch it.
    Closed caption. I've learned that most shows, I have to have it on or I have no idea what people are saying.
    The music people on these shows need to be slapped.
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    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,796 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Our closed captioning is almost always and agree with the comments on the over dark movies and muddy audio. It was really bad when we took the kids to the drive-in and planes, trains, and automobiles would go by during the movie.
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  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 6,117 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I agree with the over dark comments and as far as the audio goes, I have better luck just watching it with the tv audio or at least turning the subwoofer way down.
  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,796 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My sound bar has a "Night Mode" setting that cuts the bass and makes it easier to hear the dialog.  Subtitles still on, a lot of what we watch isn't in English anyway so you get used to it.  One of our sayings when people are talking too loudly is "be quiet, I can't hear the subtitles" since you need focus to catch the written dialog.  Only drawback to watching programs in other languages is you have to face the TV, no cooking or cigar forums or other activities while you're watching if you want to keep up with the story. (Most of the anime dubbed into English just sounds wrong compared to the original language)
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  • CigarsonistCigarsonist Northeast AlabamaPosts: 267 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jlmarta said:
    I’ve recently begun watching a tv series on Amazon Prime called The Killing. It has some pretty good reviews and, so far, the story line seems strong and engaging. 

    It’s my opinion, however, that directors of a lot of today’s films, videos, etc.such as this series who believe that employing a very dark screen or background somehow heighten the drama of whatever media you’re watching need to find a new and different line of work. 

    All they really accomplish is to piss off the person trying to watch it to the point where said person wishes they’d chosen something different to watch.  

    So sayeth the Oldfart.....  👴🏻
    This is a pretty old style that’s being way overused in recent films/movies. Don’t mean to be pretentious. The only reason I know this is because I did some googling when I posed the same question to myself the other day.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiaroscuro
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