Uncle's Rant

Monday, October 17, 2005


Ask anybody in the media business if they have faith in what they see on our teleboxes and they'll all give the same answer - "No way!"

Being fed twisted tales, skewed perspectives and disinformation is what makes up our daily injection of so called TV truths. All it takes is a simple tinting of the image, a shot of somebody crying and a downbeat reporter and even the happiest news report can be contorted into something that doesn't convey the truth.

Of course the power often lies with the simple old editor.

Check out these examples passed onto me earlier by Tim Clague.

I particularly liked the re-edit of the trailer for The Shining:-

The Shining

West Side Story


Imagine how shocked you'd be if you turned up to see ol' Stanley's horror masterpiece thinking it was a romantic comedy!

Sometimes us people in TV/film-land have too much power... or maybe just too much time on our hands.


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