Bad artistic choices

Last night FOX debuted its new drama called “K-Ville“. Twice, there were shots that didn’t have continuity and this apparently annoyed the hell out of a lot of viewers. The two shots were like this: “The bad guys are shooting, the cops are shooting back. In the next scene the cops are on their car pursuing the shooters”. What’s missing is the “middle” shot of having the cops running towards the car and getting in it.

I am 100% certain that this was an *artistic* choice of the director to cut into action so sharply (rather that time constraints or bad editing). Unfortunately, the trick didn’t work. People are complaining that it was “bad directing”, while in reality it was done on purpose. It just didn’t work though, it felt weird. Perhaps that’s because people are used to a specific directing style, or because it was just that bad…

On other FOX news, “Prison Break” only had 7.5 mil viewers last night. This is going to be its last season for sure, I just hope that FOX won’t cancel the show before there is a resolution.

2 Comments »

Trent J. Townsend wrote on September 18th, 2007 at 7:35 PM PST:

Fox would never cancel a decent show before its run its course, that would just never, ever happen…

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William Eggington wrote on September 19th, 2007 at 12:23 PM PST:

ha haha good one Trent. 🙂

I wasn’t expecting much from Prison break but I really loved the direction they took it. Great stuff.


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