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BBC Glitch

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BBC Glitch

Postby Scott West » 14 May 2007, 17:33

Last night, I was going through Narnia withdrawl and I didn't feel like watching any of the LWW special DVDs, or reading, or listening to RadioTheatre, so I watched the good ole' BBC movies: The Voyage of the Dawn Treador. Has anyone else noticed that during the storm scene they use the same 30 second sequence twice in a row. It was interesting because Eustace goes into some door, and then you see him go into the same door 30 seconds later. I don't know. It was just funny. Thought I'd bring it up.
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Postby A#minor » 14 May 2007, 18:46

Hmmm... can't say I ever noticed that before. That's weird. :toothy-grin:
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Postby Larry W. » 14 May 2007, 18:55

I had never noticed that any footage was reused in the Dawn Treader portion of the BBC programs. Next time I watch it I'll look for it. I thought the sea serpent didn't look very real and reminded me of a leftover prop from a school play. Were they putting their swords through rubber when the monster was on the ship's deck. The storm looked like the water was sprayed in with a garden hose. The effects were poorly done in that scene, but the story adaptation of Dawn Treader was quite close to the book, as was those of the other BBC Narnia movies.

I always liked the ship that was used-- it seemed very much like one in the book. Does anyone know if it was built as a replica of another antique vessel or was it created for the BBC series? Quite a few years ago a replica of Columbus' ship, the Nina was docked in Lake Macatawa in Holland, Mich. When I toured it I remembered thinking, "This ship may have been like the Dawn Treader". I always wondered what it would have been like to cross the ocean in a wooden sailing ship. Perhaps a more risky voyage than if it were done with a cruise ship, but more adventurous too.

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Re: BBC Glitch

Postby Stanley Anderson » 14 May 2007, 19:00

Scott West wrote:It was interesting because Eustace goes into some door, and then you see him go into the same door 30 seconds later


I bet Erekose can come up with a reasonable explanation that would prevent it from being seen as a continuity problem or editing error.

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Re: BBC Glitch

Postby Erekose » 14 May 2007, 21:13

Stanley Anderson wrote:
Scott West wrote:It was interesting because Eustace goes into some door, and then you see him go into the same door 30 seconds later


I bet Erekose can come up with a reasonable explanation that would prevent it from being seen as a continuity problem or editing error.

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erm..

sometimes an error is just that.. an error

Although...

1) perhaps Eustace was momentarily frightened at being alone after racing through the door, that he rushed out again whilst another scene was being shown?

2) The door he ran through was in reality a door like at the end of Prince Caspian, which brought him back onto the deck just outside the proper door?

3) ... this depends on the nature of the media.. and is a bit long winded...

An example... somewheres I have a video tape of "Children of the Stones" which was originally a 6 part series.
In the early days of releasing tv series on tape, they tended to keep the opening titles of the first episode and the closing titles of the final episode, and just tacked the episodes together.
Sometimes an episode would start with a few seconds to a few nminutes of the end of the previous episode.
The effect was to create somewhat disturbing feelings of "deja vu" when watching for the first time.

Later releases of TV series tended to be more sensible in that the entire episode, including opening and closing credits were preserved. Obviously the "repeat" sections would still be included, but the sepearation by two sets of title sequence tended to make this more understandable and a lot less glaring.

Could this "Eustace effect" be caused by this?


/me notes his Heresy mental sub-processor hasn't been used lately, but somehow sems to lack the drive of late.
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