David Mitchell on TV and film realism


Here’s an enjoyable column by television’s David Mitchell, in response to the scientist who argued that film writers should restrict themselves to one contravention of the laws of physics per film.

What I like about Mitchell’s writing is that is is clearly his voice. There are some useful snippets here – such as an explanation as to why nobody ever eats anything when TV characters sit in restaurants.

So movies shouldn’t break the laws of physics? Don’t tell Captain Kirk.