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Whose brilliant idea was it to shoot it on videotape


WIth all the closeups, it looks crappy, like a daytime soap opera. Bad call.

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The video tape on DVD hasn't held up as well as it should, but it doesn't bother me too much. The video look, lighting and closeups give it a real 'you are there' atmosphere in my view.

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1974 TV movie, it was the norm.

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No, it wasn't. Most Movies-of-the-Week were shot on 35 mm film. Nearly all, in fact.

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I think color videotape is quite suitable for this kind of docudrama. It has a clear, realistic look which brings me into the story in a way that film does not.


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