Is the tv and film industry above the law

Started by: aitch (5487) 

Just finished watching a TV programm Dalziel and Pascoe and in 1 scene Dalziel had to get in a car between 2 senior police officers on the back seat, now ths car was moving but at no time did any of the 3 put on a seat belt, and Ive noticed this quite a few times. Now is this for technical reasons or are they allowed to flaunt the law to suit themselves.

Started: 4th Sep 2006 at 22:15

Posted by: billy (26053) 

of course they are above the law, you only need look at the alledged historical films they have made over the years that had no bearing whatsoever on truth or fact.
enigma...the coding machine taken from a sinking u-boat by brit seamen.(the film claimed a us version of the facts, when they werent even in the war at the time)ROB ROY???pure fantasy
wallace...pure fantasy for the most part.
red berret...alan lad ??at this time they werent in the war.
a bridge to far was a brit movie by attenborough, but he had to cut some scenes and add fantasy to gear it for the US market???especially were yanks were portrayed in the movie.aint got the time of day to go on cos it would take forever.but no facts ever came out of hollywood, nor will facts ever come out of hollywood.

Replied: 5th Sep 2006 at 15:18

Posted by: dark horse (295) 

Someone I know wrote to the tv producers of a programme to point out that the judge in a court scene was being addressed as M'lud when it should have been 'Your Honour'. Also that witnesses do not have to be alone because there is a 'Witness Service' in every court to offer support and assistance, but this was not portrayed on screen. The reply was that on tv, it is 'dramatisation' for entertainment. Thus, where necessary to add realism, they will, but they don't have to stick to reality!!!! They don't think that people in real life are influenced by what they produce and if they are, it is the responsibility of the individual to check their facts!

Replied: 10th Sep 2006 at 19:44


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