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|Topic subject||Saying "Goodbye" in movies before hanging up|
463911, Saying "Goodbye" in movies before hanging up|
Posted by Major Tom, Wed Jul-22-09 03:16 PM
For anyone that works in the industry, I was hoping you could shed some light on this. I have never heard anyone say bye on the phone in the movies and I am wondering why.
463918, i don't think i've ever ended a phone call WITHOUT saying goodbye.|
Posted by duD, Wed Jul-22-09 03:32 PM
i mean, even when i hang up on someone i say goodbye, albeit angrily.
i've heard this argument about movie phone conversations before, and ion't get it.
if anything, the fact that film characters has every phone number they need memorized is a bigger issue to me.
463936, I think the OP is saying the opposite...|
Posted by soulfunk, Wed Jul-22-09 04:18 PM
that in movies they hangup WITHOUT saying bye.
464000, yeah, i read it wrong.|
Posted by duD, Wed Jul-22-09 08:46 PM
463962, My wife brings this up all the time. |
Posted by bignick, Wed Jul-22-09 05:14 PM
464055, I am trying to think of a reason.|
Posted by Major Tom, Thu Jul-23-09 12:59 AM
I am coming up with nothing.
463963, People in Hollywood are rude|
Posted by notnac, Wed Jul-22-09 05:19 PM
Also, they don't tip.
But seriously, I think about this everytime I see a phone scene too. I think it just has to do with script economy--"keep the action moving."
464056, I see.|
Posted by Major Tom, Thu Jul-23-09 01:00 AM
Saying bye is so quick though. It doesn't seem to me like it would delay anything but maybe it just doesn't flow. Who knows.
464478, RE: I see.|
Posted by notnac, Fri Jul-24-09 10:34 PM
I agree with you. Almost makes me want to be unsympathetic to certain characters when they don't say bye. Impoliteness is a pet peeve of mine, heh.
463964, people never go or have to go to the bathroom in movies either...|
Posted by sevencents, Wed Jul-22-09 05:20 PM
Pulp Fiction was one of the first movies I remember seeing where people actually went and talked about going to the bathroom.
464057, I just laughed.|
Posted by Major Tom, Thu Jul-23-09 01:00 AM
Can you imagine a scene where Rambo takes a moment to piss in the jungle?
463966, Tangent: The insanely quick telephone conversations on Seinfeld|
Posted by stylez dainty, Wed Jul-22-09 05:24 PM
I actually love that aspect, and don't see the point of realism in that scenario, but it's always funny to me how the characters do a microsecond of listening between responses, whether it's a phone call about the pilot not being picked up, or someone dying, or anything else.
464134, Bigger Tangent: Time from lobby to Jerry's front door. |
Posted by kurlyswirl, Thu Jul-23-09 11:21 AM
Sometimes the amount of time it takes for a visitor to get from the front of the building to Jerry's 5th floor apartment is impossible, unless the elevator moves at rocket speed and was sitting there waiting on the 1st floor. And I think there was at least one episode where they talked about his elevator being slow. I think Elaine commented on it.
>I actually love that aspect, and don't see the point of
>realism in that scenario, but it's always funny to me how the
>characters do a microsecond of listening between responses,
>whether it's a phone call about the pilot not being picked up,
>or someone dying, or anything else.
463967, another thing...|
Posted by sevencents, Wed Jul-22-09 05:24 PM
when a couple enters an apartment while already making out, they very rarely close the door behind them, let alone lock it.
I always notice this, and wonder if its foreshadowing for something that will happen, but it never does. They must all have very trustworthy neighbors.
464173, I never noticed this before but you are right.|
Posted by Major Tom, Thu Jul-23-09 01:14 PM
Now that I think about it, I rarely see people close or lock the door. Unless it's a teen horror movie.
464191, lol, should've added that to this post (link)|
Posted by cskncream, Thu Jul-23-09 02:39 PM
>when a couple enters an apartment while already making out,
>they very rarely close the door behind them, let alone lock
>I always notice this, and wonder if its foreshadowing for
>something that will happen, but it never does. They must all
>have very trustworthy neighbors.
464009, how about lettting it ring fiftyleven times in movies?|
Posted by disco dj, Wed Jul-22-09 10:08 PM
In real life the average caller woulda BEEN hung up.
They let the shit ring 1,000 times in movies and on TV.
464174, Good one.|
Posted by Major Tom, Thu Jul-23-09 01:15 PM
I noticed that too. Also, I noticed that a lot of people in movies still have a home line. I know 1 or 2 people at most with a home line these days.
464188, um, that's fit-tyleven. spell it right :)|
Posted by Damali, Thu Jul-23-09 02:18 PM
464403, ummm that would be fit-ty-le-uhm theres no V in there|
Posted by tully_blanchard, Fri Jul-24-09 01:22 PM
for house goodness:
ahhh, why the hell not:
464010, RE: Saying "Goodbye" in movies before hanging up|
Posted by Robert, Wed Jul-22-09 10:12 PM
when two men greet each other in a formal setting, they always just nod and say the other person's first name (man 1: "jeff" *handshake + nod* man 2: "steven" *handshake + nod*)
i've never seen that happen in real life.
464012, Besides Knocked Up, people don't seem to use condoms|
Posted by topaz, Wed Jul-22-09 10:21 PM
Setting bad examples for teh young people!
464120, they didn't use condoms in Knocked Up...|
Posted by sevencents, Thu Jul-23-09 11:04 AM
otherwise it would have been a short film called 'Hooked Up'
464178, yeah, but there were consequences|
Posted by MadDagoNH, Thu Jul-23-09 01:27 PM
that's very rarely the case in Hollywood.
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464064, i don't usually say it when i hang up|
Posted by hardware, Thu Jul-23-09 02:20 AM
but yeah, i never noticed it in movies
464194, What's weird is that I have NEVER seen it.|
Posted by Buddy_Gilapagos, Thu Jul-23-09 02:54 PM
Someone pointed out the no goodbye thing to me easily 20 years ago and I have been paying attention looking for it and I have never seen it done. I am convinced there is a technical reason why.
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464211, I never say goodbye...|
Posted by final_prospect82, Thu Jul-23-09 04:15 PM
the most I'll say is aight.
464234, Once I was in a play and someone sneezed on stage|
Posted by janey, Thu Jul-23-09 05:51 PM
not on purpose
~ ~ ~
All meetings end in separation
All acquisition ends in dispersion
All life ends in death
- The Buddha
464240, This happens. Once I said "Bless you" to the sneezer and went on, lol.|
Posted by Frank Longo, Thu Jul-23-09 06:26 PM
In the middle of my big monologue too. I couldn't just ignore it. The sneezer felt bad.
464320, I laughed.|
Posted by BarTek, Fri Jul-24-09 03:48 AM
That must have been quite the scene. Did you enjoy it? I once saw a performance of Hamlet where the actor playing Hamlet, who was wearing a tight skin outfit got an erection during the show. Interestingly enough, he picked up on it and somehow worked it into the script itself where you let it go and continued on with the show.
464339, it's after they hang up that gets me|
Posted by happytrees, Fri Jul-24-09 08:12 AM
if somebody gets hung up on, it always goes straight to the dialtone, when in real life that shit takes 10-15 seconds.
464693, I love cell phones that get the dial tones, lol|
Posted by Ceej, Sun Jul-26-09 02:22 PM
464544, or instead of hello they just go "yeah"|
Posted by osu_no_1, Sat Jul-25-09 02:21 PM