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 Posted:   Jul 5, 2020 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   fmfan1   (Member)

In ticking-bomb type climaxes, films often invite derision by showing an unbelievable number of events happening in too short of time. This could be easily avoided by just adding more time to the countdown.

I just saw this on Octopussy, when there are about 5 minutes left on the nuclear bomb countdown clock BEFORE Bond goes into the trailer and puts on clown make-up and a costume. Yet Bond is then able to transform himself into a clown, leave the trailer and get to the tent, fight off some circus employees, convince the base commander, fight through more people, plead some more, and then watch Octopussy shoot open a lock.

Saw another example recently on Star Trek: Next Generation when in (something like) 4 or 5 minutes, the entire crew (save for a few officers in the holodeck) evacuate the ship before it will supposedly be destroyed.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 4:15 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Yup, it's like that at the end of Goldfinger. It keeps cutting back to the countdown clock on the atomic bomb. I haven't seen it for many years, but as I remember, you see the clock & then about five minutes of action, cut back to the clock & a minute has passed. Actually it would be easy to check these days with a Blu-ray running at the correct speed, just time it with a stopwatch & see if the countdown clock stays in sync.

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

In ticking-bomb type climaxes, films often invite derision by showing an unbelievable number of events happening in too short of time. This could be easily avoided by just adding more time to the countdown.

A recent example of this, which is also one of the most egregious that I have seen, is from The Force Awakens. Starkiller Base is set to blow up the system the Resistance Base is located in, and it will take 15 minutes for it to charge the super cannon. In that time period (with a few seconds to spare) Rey, Finn, Han, and Chewie accomplish an extraordinary amount of things on the base, and travel quite a bit of distance on foot, including setting bombs to make the base vulnerable to the X-Wings, Han confronting Kylo Ren, with Finn, Rey, and Chewie watching, Kylo Ren confronting Rey and Finnn somewhere in the forest, and Chewie locating the Falcon, getting it ready for take off, and locating Finn and Rey.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

People eating really sloppily to show they are bad and vulgar they are. Usually a fat man in a position of authority decimating some chicken.

 
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