Article on incomprensible dialogue/overbearing music

by Mr. Mike Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:22 am

This article has special relevance to Five-Zero, aside from the fact the show is mentioned...

by H50 1.0 FOREVER* Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:38 pm

Isn't that the truth! Even people who hear well are turning to closed captioning in order to follow dialogue on today's television programs.

Once upon a time, actors (and others) received training in elocution; that is, speaking distinctly. Watch older shows and movies and notice how the actors actually moved their mouths when they spoke. It made their speech clear, and it made it possible to read their lips. Today, with so much mumbling, even lip reading is becoming difficult.

I suppose elocution classes died out with the studio system. There's no one left to provide that training, yet it is so very much needed.

by Mr. Mike Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:13 am

I sent the link for the article above to a friend of mine. He is older than I am. He replied:

Me and the wife don't watch too many new shows. Indeed, DVDs and old shows that happen to come along is what we mostly watch.

I'm perplexed that such technical faults existing in new shows are overlooked by their producers. Something must really be wrong in the industry!