Monday, 20 March 2017

How Many Times Have You Watched A Film,

and thought, 

that does not look right, for instance military service members have a problem with war movies, in that every little mistake stands out for them, such as the way a uniform is worn or a weapon is handled, scientists are used to seeing science mistakes in film that the rest of us would never catch and even for myself watching a documentary made in say the Caribbean Sea, and then in a fill in shot the producer has used a clip of a fish which only lives in the Red Sea and nowhere else in the world and yes I have seen it happen! on to chess, what have all of these films got in common? The Seventh Seal, Blade Runner, Austin Powers, From Russia with Love, The Shawshank Redemption, and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Shaft and What’s New Pussycat may not have much in common, but they all feature chessboards that are not correctly set up, it infuriates chess players so here are the most common mistakes when filming chess boards, when you set up a chessboard, you’re supposed to orient it so that the square nearest to each player’s right side is light-coloured. (There’s even a mnemonic for this—“right is light.”) Next, when you array the pieces, the white queen goes on white, and the black queen goes on black, all of the above films got some of it wrong, 

movie producers and scriptwriters are not scientists, to avoid being made fun of on internet forums, movie-makers try their best to be as scientifically accurate as possible within a story, so they consult the Science and Entertainment Exchange, which connects scientists to scriptwriters in order to bring realism and accuracy to their films, Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, has a few movie credits for science consulting, most recently for Arrival, 

it can be so difficult to get things correct in a movie or documentary, but so easy to make a mistake.

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