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#386451 On American and European documentary storytelling and our poor sharks

Posted by PeterRowlands on 03 August 2017 - 06:45 AM

Hi Davide

Thanks you for taking the time to share your concerns and it is not just you, rest assured. The visual presentation of 'our world' has never been so poorly and so ignorantly produced by most TV productions including those that started out with the best of lofty intentions. I totally agree with you that they should not be classed as documentaries and I would go a step further and put most of them in the, to use a modern term, 'fake news' category.

Unfortunately I don't think there is a solution except to not watch them and hope falling viewing figures will get the point across or, in a positive dream, people power would win if the producers and camera operators refused to take part but that is obviously highly unlikely. 

To SWink I applaud your faith in our beloved BBC and the legendary Sir Attenborough but their natural history heyday, and his, were in a different era of intelligently financed talent. We face a future where dumb, mediocre is all we can afford.

In the meantime, like dwellers in the shadows (shallows?), we must stick together, keep the dream and savour servings such as Lauren Ballesta and Blancpain's ray of hope.

#374483 RIP Bob Cranston

Posted by PeterRowlands on 10 June 2016 - 11:59 AM

Unfortunately I never had the pleasure of meeting him but I heard a lot about him and followed his achievements in the credits. I feel that we have lost a gentle force and I can only hope that his inspiration will fill the void that he has left. My condolences go out to his close ones at this time.