Re: Sorry if this is the wrong place for a question.... (Kevin Baker )

Subject: Re: Sorry if this is the wrong place for a question....
From:    Kevin Baker  <k.l.baker(at)SHEFFIELD.AC.UK>
Date:    Fri, 30 Jul 1993 10:01:55 BST

Pat, could it be the different rates at which the TV screen is refreshed in US and UK. I'm not sure whether the sound is connected to the screen refresh rate - and maybe it's not connected to different perceptions you are talking about. I've recently seen both of the Branagh films. I'm pretty sure that Dead Again was an American production, and I too recognize the audio difference. Peter's Friends is a British production and I think it was produced with help of Channel 4 (TV station) which is one of the few companies in the UK dedicated to keeping our drastically underfunded film industry afloat. If it was funded by Channel 4 then there is a high chance it was produced with showing on TV in mind - and the filming would then be different. I'm afraid I don't know the technical details. I am always aware when I am watching a US or UK production on film in the same way you are. This may be culturally learnt. I find it easier to listen/watch UK films, and also north European productions. What about the deathly silences in Bergman films? Are these more American to you - perhaps it a Scandinavian thing. Hope this is of some use. Kevin * Kevin L. Baker * * Departments of Psychology and Computer Science, * * University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2UR, UK * * Tel: +44 742 826541 Fax: +44 742 766515 *

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