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Old January 18 2013, 01:02 PM   #31
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Re: Sex and the City Prequel: The Carrie Diaries

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I didn't watch this, but I just read that they are using the post-9/11 skyline. I'm torn on that - I understand the sensitivity about it, but I really dislike revisionist history.
Is it revisionist history or the fiscal realities of TV production?
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Old January 18 2013, 03:01 PM   #32
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There's a million hours of stock footage of the Manhatten skyline pre 911.

Less if you don't count the black and white.

And even less if it looks like it's been through an instigram filter.

And even less if you don't count the stuff with something obviously dated in it.

Even after all that, if there's only dozens of hours of usable footage... I doubt they'll make dozens of hours of this tv show.

It's not very good.

Mark me, it's very well made functionally.

Just not very compelling.

My hackels were incumbently sheafed.

Wait?

So the terrorists in the 1978 Spider-Man movie DID nuke the World Trade Centre?

Is Carrie Bradshaw living in a WORLD WITHOUT SPIDER-MAN?
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Old January 18 2013, 04:33 PM   #33
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I didn't watch this, but I just read that they are using the post-9/11 skyline. I'm torn on that - I understand the sensitivity about it, but I really dislike revisionist history.
I didn't notice.
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Old January 18 2013, 04:34 PM   #34
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Is it revisionist history or the fiscal realities of TV production?
Probably a healthy dash of both.
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Old January 18 2013, 08:33 PM   #35
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I didn't watch this, but I just read that they are using the post-9/11 skyline. I'm torn on that - I understand the sensitivity about it, but I really dislike revisionist history.
It took me out of it, too. They went to great lengths to re-create the 80s otherwise. Sad.

The show's watchable but there's too much other good stuff on TV.

This is an observation rather than a criticism: the woman playing young Carrie appears to be channeling the Sarah Jessica Parker interpretation of the character.
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Old January 18 2013, 10:06 PM   #36
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Re: Sex and the City Prequel: The Carrie Diaries

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This is an observation rather than a criticism: the woman playing young Carrie appears to be channeling the Sarah Jessica Parker interpretation of the character.
Ummm... Why wouldn't she? Isn't SJP the character she's playing?!

I recorded this out of curiosity but I've not watched it yet. Using the post-9/11 skyline was just dumb. First of all, it's been 11+ years now, I think people can handle seeing the WTC in an establishing shot of a show taking place pre-9/11. It's really just a time/continuity nightmare. Wouldn't it have been easier to just make establishing shots of NYC that don't include the WTC part of the skyline?
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Old January 18 2013, 11:32 PM   #37
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Re: Sex and the City Prequel: The Carrie Diaries

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There's a million hours of stock footage of the Manhatten skyline pre 911.
Sure, but in HD? Probably, though it could be harder to get hold of, and might stick out as obvious stock footage when thrown into the mix.

... Moreover, the target demo for the show is probably too young to notice the towers' absence. And it's pretty much impossible not to wince now when you do see pictures of them, thus creating tone issues. To take it to an extreme, one could posit the show takes place in a reality in which the towers were never built in the first place.

But I grant it is kind of strange.
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Old January 18 2013, 11:35 PM   #38
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Nothing says time travel like seeing that really isn't supposed to exist.

Fringe when they finally started jaunting to the mirror universe and Life on Mars (US) practically aired right on top of one another using the Two Towers as a huge fuck you right up moment.

"I haven't travelled through time, I haven't travelled through time, I haven't travelled through time, I haven't travelled through time, I haven't travelled through time,oh Look The World Trade Centre grew back.. Fuck?
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Old January 19 2013, 01:19 AM   #39
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Sure, but in HD?
If it's on film it can be made into HD.
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Old January 19 2013, 02:16 AM   #40
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I don't think y'all should get too hung up on the skyline. The show also uses modern covers of songs, so they're not exactly killing themselves to be '80s accurate.
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Old January 19 2013, 04:51 AM   #41
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This is an observation rather than a criticism: the woman playing young Carrie appears to be channeling the Sarah Jessica Parker interpretation of the character.
Ummm... Why wouldn't she? Isn't SJP the character she's playing?!
No, she's playing the character of Carrie Bradshaw... the actor on Sex and the City was Sarah Jessica Parker. Her inflection, delivery and general presence was an excellent impression of Parker's Bradshaw. And maybe that's what the producers wanted.

It's kind of like Karl Urban in Trek 2009. He was great, but I felt more as though he was doing an impression of DeForest Kelly's version of Bones than bothering to come up with his own interpretation of the character. Which is fine... again, not a criticism, just an observation.
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Old January 19 2013, 05:26 AM   #42
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I think most of you are forgetting that the fans of the show are 12 year old girls who don't remember the WTC. Yes, it's been nearly 12 years now.
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Old January 19 2013, 06:09 PM   #43
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Let me know when the they get to the episode where they explain how that tiny nosed, small chinned, girl up there turns into Sarah Jessica Parker. I'm guessing she rode a pony into The Brundlefly chamber
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I didn't watch this, but I just read that they are using the post-9/11 skyline. I'm torn on that - I understand the sensitivity about it, but I really dislike revisionist history.
It's an alternate timeline.
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Old January 19 2013, 11:11 PM   #45
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I didn't watch this, but I just read that they are using the post-9/11 skyline. I'm torn on that - I understand the sensitivity about it, but I really dislike revisionist history.
It's an alternate timeline.
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