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Suspension of disbelief

01/25/08 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri

Link: http://www.boingboing.net/2008/01/23/cloverfields-visual.html

BoingBoing has an interesting post on the suspension of disbelief and how fragile it is. The example in this case is from the recent "Cloverfield" movie and the introductory cue card, but they've covered the "uncanny valley" before.

Lots of good stuff in the comments too.

Over at Macleans', Scott Feschuk has this to say about the movie and references to it:

Second, Cloverfield was fun, but what’s even more fun is reading the many online screeds that assail lapses of logic and plausibility in the picture. So what you’re telling us is that a movie about some gigantic unstoppable monster laying waste to the island of Manhattan may not adhere to the rigid standards of documentary filmmaking? Really? I am shocked to discover this. Thanks for pointing it out. I sure hope the filmmakers take your counsel and make a sequel in which everyone immediately and calmly leaves the vicinity of the gigantic unstoppable monster and spends the final 70 minutes of the movie playing Scattergories.


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