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Cyril's New Japanese TV Special

Posted: July 31st, 2014, 1:03 am
by Richard Kaufman
Cyril's first TV special in Japan in years:
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/07/31/i ... %E3%80%91/

It appears that one of the people on the panel of the show blurted out part of the method for his flying hoverboard.

Re: Cyril's New Japanese TV Special

Posted: August 1st, 2014, 1:19 am
by Steve Hook
Two words:

=8-o
"YOW!"
and
"UNCOMFORTABLE"

Re: Cyril's New Japanese TV Special

Posted: August 1st, 2014, 6:11 am
by Tom Moore
I've worked on a few "asian" tv shows and no-one has ever been able to explain to me their obsession with having in-vision talking heads, endless captions (which rarely say more than "wow" or "amazing") & voiceovers on magic and variety TV shows. I've never seen them contribute anything other than filling up the screen and if you watch real live performances in that part of the world they don't have people running on to the stage every 20 seconds shouting "wow" - can anyone shed some light as to why it's done?

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Re: Cyril's New Japanese TV Special

Posted: August 1st, 2014, 10:20 am
by Max Maven
There are precedents to this in Japanese culture, that became common long before television -- e.g., the format that was used during the showing of silent movies, which included live commentary.

The cultural reasons for this are complicated enough that I won't address them here.

Re: Cyril's New Japanese TV Special

Posted: August 1st, 2014, 12:36 pm
by Jonathan Townsend
http://courses.hamilton.edu/dhi-class-1 ... f-setsumei
or
http://books.google.com/books?id=hFxwX- ... al&f=false

Interesting. Now looking around to see if there's something like Mystery Science Theater 3000 where works are reframed

http://courses.hamilton.edu/dhi-class-1/sarah/anecdotes