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Major Tom
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"Saying "Goodbye" in movies before hanging up"


  

          

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.

  

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i don't think i've ever ended a phone call WITHOUT saying goodbye.
Jul 22nd 2009
1
I think the OP is saying the opposite...
Jul 22nd 2009
2
      yeah, i read it wrong.
Jul 22nd 2009
8
My wife brings this up all the time.
Jul 22nd 2009
3
I am trying to think of a reason.
Jul 23rd 2009
12
People in Hollywood are rude
Jul 22nd 2009
4
I see.
Jul 23rd 2009
13
      RE: I see.
Jul 24th 2009
30
people never go or have to go to the bathroom in movies either...
Jul 22nd 2009
5
I just laughed.
Jul 23rd 2009
14
Tangent: The insanely quick telephone conversations on Seinfeld
Jul 22nd 2009
6
Bigger Tangent: Time from lobby to Jerry's front door.
Jul 23rd 2009
17
another thing...
Jul 22nd 2009
7
I never noticed this before but you are right.
Jul 23rd 2009
18
lol, should've added that to this post (link)
Jul 23rd 2009
22
how about lettting it ring fiftyleven times in movies?
Jul 22nd 2009
9
Good one.
Jul 23rd 2009
19
um, that's fit-tyleven. spell it right :)
Jul 23rd 2009
21
      ummm that would be fit-ty-le-uhm theres no V in there
Jul 24th 2009
29
RE: Saying "Goodbye" in movies before hanging up
Jul 22nd 2009
10
Besides Knocked Up, people don't seem to use condoms
Jul 22nd 2009
11
they didn't use condoms in Knocked Up...
Jul 23rd 2009
16
      yeah, but there were consequences
Jul 23rd 2009
20
i don't usually say it when i hang up
Jul 23rd 2009
15
What's weird is that I have NEVER seen it.
Jul 23rd 2009
23
I never say goodbye...
Jul 23rd 2009
24
Once I was in a play and someone sneezed on stage
Jul 23rd 2009
25
This happens. Once I said "Bless you" to the sneezer and went on, lol.
Jul 23rd 2009
26
I laughed.
Jul 24th 2009
27
it's after they hang up that gets me
Jul 24th 2009
28
I love cell phones that get the dial tones, lol
Jul 26th 2009
32
or instead of hello they just go "yeah"
Jul 25th 2009
31

duD
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1. "i don't think i've ever ended a phone call WITHOUT saying goodbye."
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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.

  

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2. "I think the OP is saying the opposite..."
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that in movies they hangup WITHOUT saying bye.

  

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8. "yeah, i read it wrong."
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3. "My wife brings this up all the time. "
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Major Tom
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12. "I am trying to think of a reason."
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I am coming up with nothing.

  

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4. "People in Hollywood are rude"
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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."

  

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Major Tom
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13. "I see."
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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.

  

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30. "RE: I see."
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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.

  

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5. "people never go or have to go to the bathroom in movies either..."
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Pulp Fiction was one of the first movies I remember seeing where people actually went and talked about going to the bathroom.

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14. "I just laughed."
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Can you imagine a scene where Rambo takes a moment to piss in the jungle?

  

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6. "Tangent: The insanely quick telephone conversations on Seinfeld"
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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.

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17. "Bigger Tangent: Time from lobby to Jerry's front door. "
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Thu Jul-23-09 11:22 AM by kurlyswirl

  

          

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.

So, yeah.


>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.

  

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7. "another thing..."
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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.


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Major Tom
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18. "I never noticed this before but you are right."
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Now that I think about it, I rarely see people close or lock the door. Unless it's a teen horror movie.

  

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22. "lol, should've added that to this post (link)"
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>when a couple enters an apartment while already making out,
>they very rarely close the door behind them, let alone lock
>it.
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>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.

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9. "how about lettting it ring fiftyleven times in movies?"
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In real life the average caller woulda BEEN hung up.

They let the shit ring 1,000 times in movies and on TV.

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19. "Good one."
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Thu Jul-23-09 01:15 PM by Major Tom

  

          

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.

  

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21. "um, that's fit-tyleven. spell it right :)"
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29. "ummm that would be fit-ty-le-uhm theres no V in there"
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10. "RE: Saying "Goodbye" in movies before hanging up"
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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.

  

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11. "Besides Knocked Up, people don't seem to use condoms"
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Setting bad examples for teh young people!

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16. "they didn't use condoms in Knocked Up..."
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otherwise it would have been a short film called 'Hooked Up'

  

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20. "yeah, but there were consequences"
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that's very rarely the case in Hollywood.

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15. "i don't usually say it when i hang up"
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but yeah, i never noticed it in movies

  

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23. "What's weird is that I have NEVER seen it."
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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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24. "I never say goodbye..."
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the most I'll say is aight.

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25. "Once I was in a play and someone sneezed on stage"
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not on purpose



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26. "This happens. Once I said "Bless you" to the sneezer and went on, lol."
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In the middle of my big monologue too. I couldn't just ignore it. The sneezer felt bad.

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27. "I laughed."
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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.

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28. "it's after they hang up that gets me"
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if somebody gets hung up on, it always goes straight to the dialtone, when in real life that shit takes 10-15 seconds.

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32. "I love cell phones that get the dial tones, lol"
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31. "or instead of hello they just go "yeah""
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