Occasionally I watch a show once so that I never have to watch it again.
A week or so ago, someone was trying to keep idle-party-chat going by bring up "Project Greenlight".
Tonight I watched.
I can't believe I got the whole way through. It was like working a really bad job. Why would anyone want to watch? Maybe, they think that is what film making is like.
REALITY TV IS NOT REAL
documentary tv is closer to real, but still not all encompassing.
I have worked on reality shows, 1 "day" really takes 3 days to make. Project Greenlight was made to make for "entertaining" TV, fights and all... to do that - hire some young, excitable, inexperienced egos and give them a power trip.
Part of the episode was firing a very competent script supervisor because she was rightfully calling out the problems with the production and her problems with the first AD (not so good at his job, read: dick). They put in her place, a script supervisor who has only done soft core porn. (they didn't say this, I looked it up)
I think it is really hard to make any sort of show or film about a 80 person, month to three month, community. During the making of a film there is always someone working on some part of the film 24 hours a day.
I guess this rant was brought to you by the wonder of, "why would anyone would want a to watch show about a bad experience?" mostly if it isn't funny, at all.
One more reason I wish the "Lowest Common denominator" was only a mathematical phrase.
"I copy that" is walkie-talkie talk for - I understand, will do, gotcha, ok, alright, yup, uh-huh, and much more depending on the inflection of the voice.
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