Whoa, Close One!

Okay, enough. I have to bring this up. You ever see how close the actors talk in the movies? You know, when they're talking about something one-on-one. I mean, they're looking straight at each other, and their faces are just a foot apart! Seriously, who talks so close? I mean, I understand it's done like that for the framing of the scene/shot, but still.

Try this: hold your face just 12" (30cm) away from your monitor (yes, this one). Pretty damned close, eh? Now imagine that's a person's face (to whom you are not attracted).

That's too close for comfort, I'd say. Makes everybody's face look widescreen. Heck, you can barely even focus your eyes for very long like that. For me, that's clearly in the invading-my-private-space zone. At that closeness, you are probably going to be very conscious suddenly about all your bodily odours (and hoping they don't exist).

4 comments:

Van said...

Adds drama. In many countries, people do tend to have a much smaller comfort zone than us here. I just hope they don't have really bad breath.

Nk said...

Judging by the professors at SFU, Poland and France have close talking distances ....

Ben said...

I've heard that Arabians have close distances too, but have never experienced this myself.

But in a movie, consider almost any office-watercooler-talk scene -- they're usually under a foot and a half from each other, and that's unusual. At least, it's not on par with the companies I've worked at.

Momcy said...

I know people that spray when they talk. So much for close distances!