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An antidote to Bonekickers
#1
Excellent short documentary

Ephemera, made in 2004 by Sean Caveille, is a short film about the popularity of archaeology/history programmes on TV.

http://www.pasthorizons.tv/tv/view/158/e...elevision/

:face-approve:

"I don't have an archaeological imagination.."
Borekickers
For really I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he
Thomas Rainborough 1647
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#2
That is really quite impressive, althougth the novel projection style does give the talking heads (quite lidderally) a slightly creepy look. Francis Prior seems to look a lot like Treebeard as a result! A very nice piece of film though.
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#3
"Francis Prior seems to look a lot like Treebeard as a result! "

And.....?
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#4
Quote:quote:Originally posted by m300572

"Francis Prior seems to look a lot like Treebeard as a result! "

And.....?

Nothing, I suppose that is quite normal...

Funny how you never see them in the same room!
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#5
V.good.
I think this should be forwarded to the guys at the BBC who hire comissioning editors. It displays that you can't force people to be interested in something. But if you make something interesting enough. . .
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#6
what a concept... you mean, if an item is actually interesting, then people would actually want to watch it, rather than being told that they should watch it as it is good...

I agree, by the way... it makes you want to watch... it makes you want to listen... and then you want to listen again!

(bet...er... yes... treebeard it is!)

"I don't have an archaeological imagination.."
Borekickers
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#7
"what a concept... you mean, if an item is actually interesting, then people would actually want to watch it, rather than being told that they should watch it as it is good..."

Radical, but perhaps worth a try. A couple of my daughter's friends came over the other day and I stuck some 'Ghosts of Motley Hall' and 'Catweezle' on the player - they sat through it silently and lapped it up. Motley Hall, if you remember, is more or less a bunch of character actors telling stoies in a hall. But if you look at CBBC or CITV all you get is astounding levels of noise and quick-cuts - which leads me to believe that the commissioning editors of programmes for all age levels are convinced we are some sort of cat hybrid which requires nothing more demanding than a squeeky noise and a twitching ball of wool, or that they are lazy idle ******s (I think I spelled that right) who don't deserve their jobs.
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