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Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: AllGold
Date: May 07, 2021 11:14PM
Not that this is news to anyone but I am continually amazed at how obvious it is in every single show. Never, ever do they even weight the cups so that the actors feel the weight of a full or partially full cup.

I just noticed a particularly bad example when the movie "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" came on. Kathryn Hahn's character got a little emphatic and would have sprayed herself with coffee if there would have been any in the cup.



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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 07, 2021 11:57PM
Empty boxes. That's the one that always gets me.

Don't they teach "lifting heavy boxes" in acting school?



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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 08, 2021 12:42AM
Body doubles. Simulated sex. What’s up with that.



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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 08, 2021 12:50AM
Last Tango... was apparently not simulated.
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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: May 08, 2021 09:09AM
I was watching some British show recently and the cups of tea . . . actually had steam rising off them. I realised how striking it was to see that.
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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 08, 2021 09:25AM
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RgrF
Last Tango... was apparently not simulated.

Paris or Halifax?
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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 08, 2021 09:28AM
Was Halifax even in the running?
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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: May 08, 2021 09:52AM
Last Tango in Halifax?

Was that the one with the guy in waders looking rapaciously at a lobster?
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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: lost in space
Date: May 08, 2021 10:31AM
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Sarcany
Empty boxes. That's the one that always gets me.

Don't they teach "lifting heavy boxes" in acting school?

Then there's rocks that seem to be made of styrofoam.



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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 08, 2021 12:34PM
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mrbigstuff
Last Tango in Halifax?

Was that the one with the guy in waders looking rapaciously at a lobster?

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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 08, 2021 01:40PM
....the worst are empty.....athletic cups.......



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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: May 08, 2021 04:21PM
Several other "wrongs" I've noticed in films.

Someone shoots a rifle and the sound effect is a shotgun.

People revving little Japanese motorcycles that sound like Harleys.



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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 08, 2021 04:32PM
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mrbigstuff
Last Tango in Halifax?

Was that the one with the guy in waders looking rapaciously at a lobster?

smiley-score010
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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: May 08, 2021 04:41PM
I get annoyed at using a board for a baby.
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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 08, 2021 05:32PM
I've heard directors describe actors as 'good eaters'...the ability to get through multiple retakes on eating scenes. (ever notice that most times they are dining, but not actually putting anything in their mouths?)
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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: AllGold
Date: May 08, 2021 06:10PM
I have also heard on scenes where they have to actually put food in their mouths (some movie scenes but mostly commercials), they have a bucket below them where they can spit it out. After a lot of takes, that bucket gets pretty gross.



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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 08, 2021 06:56PM
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AllGold
I have also heard on scenes where they have to actually put food in their mouths (some movie scenes but mostly commercials), they have a bucket below them where they can spit it out. After a lot of takes, that bucket gets pretty gross.

What about the sex scenes? How many times can the guy get ready to go at it again and again?
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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 08, 2021 08:31PM
Someone shoots a rifle and the sound effect is a shotgun.

Or how 'bout when somebody shoots a 9mm Glock and has to butch it up with the sound of a .356SIG SIG?



People revving little Japanese motorcycles that sound like Harleys.


I have no doubt that's deliberate, and makes me LLOL every time.

But a faux pas is a two-stroke with the sound of a four-stroke GP engine/exhaust.


It does bug me that 99% of the time, people at a diner, restaurant, or dinner table having a meal, never eat.

Yes, I now the reason behind it, but don't like it.

There are exceptions, such as Connery in Red October, but they're rare.

Tom Selleck uses a spit bucket when filming the family dinner on Blue Bloods.

Someone on the catering staff once said of Danny's kids:

'The boys really eat. They eat a lot.'

That made me laugh big time.





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You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

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And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: Mactel
Date: May 09, 2021 03:25PM
I get annoyed when the streets are always wet. I know they do that because it supposedly looks better on film but I have no problem with a dry street. Always funny how there are puddles and stuff and not one car is even remotely wet. Just noticed this yet again in Mosquito Coast on AppleTV+
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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: AllGold
Date: May 09, 2021 06:21PM
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Mactel
I get annoyed when the streets are always wet. I know they do that because it supposedly looks better on film but I have no problem with a dry street. Always funny how there are puddles and stuff and not one car is even remotely wet. Just noticed this yet again in Mosquito Coast on AppleTV+

Agreed.

And yeah, they say it looks better, but I don't get it.



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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: AllGold
Date: May 09, 2021 06:28PM
It turns out I'm not the only one bothered by empty coffee cups in movies and TV.

[www.youtube.com]



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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: May 09, 2021 07:33PM
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RgrF
Last Tango... was apparently not simulated.

Where “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” got its name...



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Re: Always empty coffee cups in movies and TV
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 10, 2021 09:57AM
Something else that bugs me are scenes that begin in daytime then explicably, unreasonably, and illogically switch to night.

A plot device that almost always inappropriate used.





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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