David Mitchell on TV and film realism

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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.

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