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Andy Jackson BS: Broadcasting standards RANT (70* d) RE: BS: Broadcasting standards RANT 09 Feb 11

I've actually visited a cinema twice recently after a gap of 30 odd years. I watched in disbelief a soft focus digitally jerky offering called Burke and Hare. As a film it was ok but technically rubbish.
I put it down to experience and couldn't be bothered to make a fuss.

Then the other day I actually wanted to see The Kings Speech. Now that IS a good film, well worth struggling through. My struggle? Not quite so soft but still suffering digital jerkyness, reminiscent of good cartoon animation. I watched right through the credits and it was shot on Fujifilm, one of the best and capable of extremely high quality pictures. Why did I have to watch a substandard digital copy? While I'm ranting again, if you do go to see this film watch carefully. Glaring continuity errors especially obvious in the walk through the park sequence. Now you might say how difficult to control the background activity, but these were paid extras under full control of the director. They should all know their movements for each shot and repeat them exactly for each reshoot or cmare angle change.
Ah well it won't stop it getting award after award I'm sure. But I shall have a grand rant if the director gets an award.
Ahh the joy of a good rant.

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