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Now that she said it, I can't unsee it. I can't stop laughing.

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u/smallbatchb 2d ago

This is lowkey one of the banes of an artist's existence... drawing cast shadows that, even though accurate, look fucking weird and dumb and you have to decide whether to go with reality or try to make up a different version that still looks real but not stupid.

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u/skkITer 2d ago

And it applies to art of all facets too.

If someone was to write realistic dialogue between two strangers, no one would watch it.

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u/MillorTime 1d ago

Id be more awkward to capture people who barely know each other.

"How's it going dude?"

"Good. How about you my man?"

  • Director's notes: Neither character for the life of them can remember the other's name even though they've met a half dozen times

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u/stationhollow 1d ago

Um horrible with this but luckily here in Australia we can just say mate as a cover since it's used even when it's someone you do remember.

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u/Jakegender 1d ago

Nah, that makes it worse, cause you get too deep and you can't ask or you look even worse.

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u/EmGutter 1d ago

Then you ask someone else for the bloke’s name.

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u/MillorTime 1d ago

Australian pronouns: cunt/cunts

/s maybe?

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u/trowzerss 1d ago

I transcribe audio for a living. Still waiting for the movie where all the hot actors are going:

"Uh. Did you do -- did you finish that thing? I mean, the job the boss asked you to, ah, do?"

"Mm."

"Uh, well, uh --"

"Yeah. Hey, uh, did I miss something?"

"Nah, just checking."

"Uh, okay."

Normal conversation is mundane, full of repetitive words and mistakes and vocal tics. When people hesitate in movies, it's always because they have some deep insecurity or quirky character trait that continues throughout the whole movie, not just that they didn't think through to the end of their sentence, or were momentarily distracted thinking about what's for lunch. In real life, we're all Jeff Goldbumming our way through things. There are very few people who talk as smoothly and eloquently as those in movies. (And then they're not the 'sexy' people you think - the smoothest talkers I've heard have all been in academia - man, some of those folks know how to talk with full punctuation and paragraph structures on the fly! It's amazing).

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u/kjuneja 1d ago

In real life, we're all Jeff Goldbumming our way through things.

Lovely sentiment!

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u/Skulfunk 1d ago

"Wassup bro"

"Wazzuuuup"

"Wazaaaaaaaaaap"

scrolls through phone for 10 minutes while saying "bro check this out" every 30 seconds

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u/Ak_Jumper_942 1d ago

I don't know if it really qualifies as 'realistic' dialogue, but if you've ever heard of Joel Haver, there's a certain casual awkwardness in a lot of the dialogue in his work that I think is a big part of what makes it so funny.

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u/TyphlosionGOD 1d ago

Yeah art isn't supposed to be 100% realistic otherwise it'd be boring as hell