As an American, there's something... different about British cinematography when I watch British movies and TV. It's not just the frame rate. Does anybody else notice this? Is there a name for it or something that explains the anthropology or is there an evolutionary explanation for why it's different?
@ratamacue you are probably thinking of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets:_British_and_related_types
Wikipedia, strikes again!
@maiki hahahaha... That must be it 😁
@maiki seasons? Perhaps you mean series? Also, most of those series only include like 6 episodes.
@ratamacue there were a lot more counterparts than I knew about!
Now I want to watch them all a little, just to see who the various Assistants to the Regional Managers are! ^_^
@maiki just reading the list of languages makes me giggle.
Might be wrong, but I tend to think that shows/films here stay close to the actors' faces most of the time rather than sitting back and including a bit of scenery. Maybe a lower budget for sets than in the US? Just guessing.
@ratamacue a lot of other points raised here in an interesting thread: https://ask.metafilter.com/63462/Why-do-British-television-programs-look-different-than-American-programs
Though I don't know if that really extends to the current crop of movie-quality streaming TV shows coming from the US and elsewhere...
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