It shouldnโ€™t bother me but....

It shouldnโ€™t bother me but....

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waynecyclist

1,205 posts

78 months

Thursday 25th February
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rwindmill said:
matchmaker said:
Halmyre said:
BawlBag said:
Like I said many times now, this does not need to be film or tv related but got moved here for NO reason.
In saying that here’s another.
Cut to aerial shot of any major city and they need to show a huge title saying ‘Paris’ just in case the Eiffel Tower was not enough of clue.
Bonus points for Paris, France. OK, there's Paris, Texas, but it doesn't have a thousand foot high Meccano set in the middle of it.
Last weeks Pointless Celebrities had a "what city" question and one of the pictorial clues was the Eiffel Tower. Out of 100 people asked, apparently 4 didn't recognise it!
You think that's bad!

I saw the pointless episode where the category was 'Planets viewed from Space'

One of the pictures was of Earth, and 7 people didn't recognise it
Not as bad as the farm implements one, picture of a tractor with T--C--R and 31 people did not know it.


motorizer

1,352 posts

135 months

Thursday 25th February
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Castrol for a knave said:
red_slr said:
slopes said:
redandwhite said:
Not car related , although reading some of these are another level.

Assault rifles/pistols in films;

  • everlasting rounds in a magazine
  • pistol guy always beats the assault rifle
  • continuous muzzle flash
  • ’making ready’ more than once
There are a few good films where you see people changing magazines but not many.
Heat is one
Mick Gould (ex 22 SAS) was heavily involved with Heat (and other films).

One of my pet hates is when you see a car drift or slide in a film but on the long shot you can see the skid marks from where they already had to do 5 takes before they got it right.
Apparently they specifically wanted it to be realistic, not the usual trite Hollywood stuff.

When you watch it, it's a very well executed section attack.
Val Kilmer's M4 still seems to have 100 round magazines..

Way of the gun is one of the best for getting this right, I think there's only one scene in the film where someone fires more shots than the gun holds without reloading.

Ash_

5,027 posts

154 months

Thursday 25th February
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Castrol for a knave said:
red_slr said:
slopes said:
redandwhite said:
Not car related , although reading some of these are another level.

Assault rifles/pistols in films;

  • everlasting rounds in a magazine
  • pistol guy always beats the assault rifle
  • continuous muzzle flash
  • ’making ready’ more than once
There are a few good films where you see people changing magazines but not many.
Heat is one
Mick Gould (ex 22 SAS) was heavily involved with Heat (and other films).

One of my pet hates is when you see a car drift or slide in a film but on the long shot you can see the skid marks from where they already had to do 5 takes before they got it right.
Apparently they specifically wanted it to be realistic, not the usual trite Hollywood stuff.

When you watch it, it's a very well executed section attack.
Another good one for Heat for me was the sound effects, it's one of a very few films that actually make you realise just loud gunfire is. The Gunfire is so much louder than anything else in the film, which really brings it home in a realistic way.

Flibble

5,658 posts

145 months

Thursday 25th February
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monthefish said:
A Winner Is You said:
Actors always move the wheel side to side even when driving down a straight bit of road.
Next time you're on a straight piece of road, have a go at not moving the wheel at all, and let us know how you get on wink
You should be able to drive along a straight road without much if any input, unless your tracking is off.

rwindmill

258 posts

122 months

Thursday 25th February
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Car related ones i'm afraid:

- Automatic daytime running lights only at the front of the car
- Instrument panels that illuminate whether you have your lights on or not
- The right or left driving/fog light coming on when the driver turns in that direction
- Indicators that are so small and buried so deeply within the very bright brake/sidelights that you cant see them (Audi, i'm looking at you here)
- Touchscreens for controlling the heater/ventilation/stereo

monthefish

19,756 posts

195 months

Thursday 25th February
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Flibble said:
monthefish said:
A Winner Is You said:
Actors always move the wheel side to side even when driving down a straight bit of road.
Next time you're on a straight piece of road, have a go at not moving the wheel at all, and let us know how you get on wink
You should be able to drive along a straight road without much if any input, unless your tracking is off.
Please try it and video the results. smile

P-Jay

9,605 posts

155 months

Thursday 25th February
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motorizer said:
Val Kilmer's M4 still seems to have 100 round magazines..
I've had to watch it again on YT, I thought they pretty much nailed it!

I *think* it's plausible, but on the face of it it does look like a 100 rounds in one go.

when we see Chris/Val coming out of the bank, he smiles at the rest of the robbers before he spots The Native American and Black detectives across the road. He immediately raises his Rifle and fires a burst at them. We see this face on to Chris, then it cuts to a shot behind him showing the 2 detectives and some bystanders diving for cover as the bullets land. These two shots show the same burst, just from different angles.

It then cuts back to a face on of Chris as he fires a second burst at them.

It then cuts to the interior of the getaway car as the robbers inside as they react to the first burst, clamber to raise their rifles inside the car and fire at the same detectives.

It cuts back to Chris who's now firing a 3rd burst at them, at this point it cuts to another two detectives who are up the street, Chris turns and fires a long burst at them, hitting and killing one of the detectives.

Chris (and Neil) use Colt 733 'Commado' rifles, they're post- Vietnam 70s era, shortened, full-auto versions of M16s with 30 round capacity (they predate M4s) . I'm not that Geeky (despite all evidence to the contrary) to actually try to count them all, but I think if it is a case of the time line being repeated in short loops to show the reactions of the various characters, it's plausible 3 short bursts of 5-7 shoots at the two detectives across the road and a longer burst towards Vincent and Bosko, killing Bosko.

After that the scene moves around so much it's more than plausible that Chris re-loads enough, they show them doing it enough.


The moment Chris smiles, and then fires was always one of the favourite moments in the film, the way he switches from clam/happy to controlled aggression without a half-moment of pause is very dramatic. He doesn't shout "look out" or fluster or anything like that, he switches like a light coming on.

rriggs

86 posts

2 months

Thursday 25th February
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rdjohn said:
In the 71 - 00 format MA was Malaga, PM was Palma Majorca, after 97 - IB Islas Baleares
Good point - I have corrected my typo smile

DavieW

409 posts

72 months

Thursday 25th February
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rwindmill said:
Car related ones i'm afraid:

- Automatic daytime running lights only at the front of the car
- Instrument panels that illuminate whether you have your lights on or not
- The right or left driving/fog light coming on when the driver turns in that direction
- Indicators that are so small and buried so deeply within the very bright brake/sidelights that you cant see them (Audi, i'm looking at you here)
- Touchscreens for controlling the heater/ventilation/stereo
Agree with every one of these. On point 1 - I had a Renault Captur and the sidelight and headlight icons were lit when it was on DLR. No wonder folk drive with no rear lights in the pitch dark.

DavieW

409 posts

72 months

Thursday 25th February
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rwindmill said:
Car related ones i'm afraid:

- Automatic daytime running lights only at the front of the car
- Instrument panels that illuminate whether you have your lights on or not
- The right or left driving/fog light coming on when the driver turns in that direction
- Indicators that are so small and buried so deeply within the very bright brake/sidelights that you cant see them (Audi, i'm looking at you here)
- Touchscreens for controlling the heater/ventilation/stereo
Agree with every one of these. On point 1 - I had a Renault Captur and the sidelight and headlight icons were lit when it was on DLR. No wonder folk drive with no rear lights in the pitch dark.

coppernorks

938 posts

10 months

Thursday 25th February
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Flibble said:
You should be able to drive along a straight road without much if any input, unless your tracking is off.
People who mistake poorly adjusted tracking rather than unequal side-to-side camber/
caster as a cause for undue amounts of steering correction on a straight flat road.

BawlBag

Original Poster:

208 posts

4 months

Friday 26th February
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Judy Love on every single fvking tv show

Some Gump

11,587 posts

150 months

Saturday 27th February
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Flibble said:
monthefish said:
A Winner Is You said:
Actors always move the wheel side to side even when driving down a straight bit of road.
Next time you're on a straight piece of road, have a go at not moving the wheel at all, and let us know how you get on wink
You should be able to drive along a straight road without much if any input, unless your tracking is off.
Well we can see which one of you is used to the road maintainance in Cheshire...
Round here no chance, i think we have 3 flat roads in the county! Even perfectly set cars tramline...

Lotusgone

339 posts

91 months

Saturday 27th February
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DavieW said:
rwindmill said:
Car related ones i'm afraid:

- Automatic daytime running lights only at the front of the car
- Instrument panels that illuminate whether you have your lights on or not
- The right or left driving/fog light coming on when the driver turns in that direction
- Indicators that are so small and buried so deeply within the very bright brake/sidelights that you cant see them (Audi, i'm looking at you here)
- Touchscreens for controlling the heater/ventilation/stereo
Agree with every one of these. On point 1 - I had a Renault Captur and the sidelight and headlight icons were lit when it was on DLR. No wonder folk drive with no rear lights in the pitch dark.
On the other hand, having lights on when driving on the Docklands Light Railway could be worthwhile. It's quite a radical way of avoiding traffic.

Flibble

5,658 posts

145 months

Saturday 27th February
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Some Gump said:
Well we can see which one of you is used to the road maintainance in Cheshire...
Round here no chance, i think we have 3 flat roads in the county! Even perfectly set cars tramline...
hehe
Having actually tried it today (first time out in the car all week) I stand by my assertion, I don't need to move the wheel to drive in a straight line down a straight road. Cars with more play in the steering may give different results, or particularly rough roads.. .

irocfan

26,580 posts

154 months

Saturday 27th February
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rwindmill said:
Car related ones i'm afraid:
- The right or left driving/fog light coming on when the driver turns in that direction
TBF I thought that that was actually a thing with modern cars

irocfan

26,580 posts

154 months

Saturday 27th February
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the cueball said:
I was watching something this week, main character had a fairly basic looking Jag...

Half way through the program, it switches to a higher spec one (same colour at least) and then switches back to the basic one a few scenes later...

I don’t know if the original car wasn’t available that day for shooting, was the characters car getting a service and this was a loaner, was it a re shoot... who knows...

I got into trouble for pointing this out...
Beverly Hills Cop II the Ferarri changes from a tintop to targa back to tintop during the car chase mad

Glassman

21,101 posts

179 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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It shouldn't bother me but... it does!

I have an interest in classic/retro Hi Fi (as well as current/new) and have been looking at a graphic equaliser because I used to have one in my 'stack' many years ago.

Of course, I want one with the LED lights in the sliders and a spectrum analyser, so why have some manufacturers put the spectrum anayser to the left of the unit and not in the middle between the left and right channels??

??

Really?!

hucumber

1,379 posts

61 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Glassman said:
It shouldn't bother me but... it does!

I have an interest in classic/retro Hi Fi (as well as current/new) and have been looking at a graphic equaliser because I used to have one in my 'stack' many years ago.

Of course, I want one with the LED lights in the sliders and a spectrum analyser, so why have some manufacturers put the spectrum anayser to the left of the unit and not in the middle between the left and right channels??

??

Really?!
Thats completely reasonable. What I cant stand is speakers with tweeters on the left or right, on both speakers! Either opposite sides or in the middle, anything else bothers me to the point where I wouldn't have them irrespective of how good they are

rwindmill

258 posts

122 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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irocfan said:
rwindmill said:
Car related ones i'm afraid:
- The right or left driving/fog light coming on when the driver turns in that direction
TBF I thought that that was actually a thing with modern cars
I have seen it on cars down to a 13 plate before. Not sure if its something that people are adding retroactively, or if its only available from the factory.

Either way, its an utterly pointless addition to vehicles.

Sure, if you're driving a 4x4, off road, at night, then I could see the value of having extra illumination when navigating corners.

But in an urban environment, where the corners are already well lit by modern LED street lighting, shop fronts and headlights, then no...............no need at all.

Its a gimmick.

Something that can technologically can be done, but doesn't need to be done.