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Re: Tolkien biopic reportedly in development

Post by Eldorion on Fri May 16, 2014 3:21 am

David H wrote:In the old days of small black-and-white TV's with weak signals, snowy pictures and bad sound, the laugh track was essentia, because you might be missing half of what was said.  Same with the vaudeville style deliveries.  It was all acted over-the-top so that it could be understood in the cheap seats.

I Love Lucy set the standard, and sitcoms followed the recipe for decades.  I guess I got desensitized to laugh tracks as a kid, but they do seem pretty obnoxious now, if I stop and listen to them.

That makes sense.  I don't mind the vaudeville type performances when it's in a vaudeville type setting.  I love the old Marx Brothers stuff I've seen, and there are plenty of wacky comedies that I don't think are really hurt by the laugh track, even if I don't personally care for them.  But a comedy that is trying to transcend its genre by adding elements of drama, especially drama based on a horrific real event like WWI ... it just feels so utterly at odds with the laugh track in their most fundamental approaches to storytelling. At the very least, use it more sparingly. Mad
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri May 16, 2014 3:25 am

I know its old and normally it wouldnt matter- but as Halfy was possibly going to be watching them, and possibly that series in particular it seemed a current enough reason to be worth spoiler tagging for him.  Shrugging

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Post by Eldorion on Fri May 16, 2014 3:27 am

No problem; done. Wink
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