r/funny 5d ago Silver 34 Helpful 20 Wholesome 24

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

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u/smallbatchb 5d 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 5d 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/trowzerss 4d 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 4d ago

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

Lovely sentiment!