January 8, 2013 at 6:28 am #167474maiqu20Participant
If it were a film crew or something trust me it would be a lot less unprofessional especially undergrad (speaking from actual experience..I’m a com major and film is my specialty) filming in a moving vehicle especially a subway would be extremely difficult for an undergrad I mean most of the shots in that scene are not easy to make..[adrotate group="5"]January 17, 2013 at 3:37 am #168773dena81Participant
Listen, I get where you’re going here but ever think the reflection is just a blooper? Trust me they did it a lot in Lost and not on purpose. I don’t think they’d just focus on certain things here and there for no reason. Maybe the ‘red herring’ was symbolic but for it to mean he’s shooting a movie? Eh don’t think so…..plus there’s been confirmation he’s coming to Storybrooke and well there’s just too many connections going around.February 2, 2013 at 6:49 am #171335playaritaParticipant
The only thing that I seemed to get out of this was this is actually one huge film project (of Neal’s?) basically a hidden film project within a television show?
I guess I am not necessarily understanding why the different continuity errors and filming techniques could not be the work of a crew that made a mistake (it happens) and wanting to make a scene more suspenseful.
Though what if these “clues” are a sort of means showing how Emma sees the world versus Henry. We have someone who finds the “clues” that could explain the premise in real world terms. A sort of Emma type.
Then we have the type who might want to believe it was all real (or wish it would be–though I would never want to meet Cora). A sort of Henry type.
I don’t think it is really any much deeper. I think the crew purposely choose specific filming techniques and methods to create a world, enriches it and to visually show the emotional state of a character.
For instance we have the beginning scene of Broken.
In the beginning of Broken we have a very muted scene were they emphasize on the clopping of the horse’s hooves in the background. Then suddenly we are bombarded with the real sounds of the city. I think it was showing a few things.
One) the difference of the world of Storybrooke and by extension Fairytale Land that has that small town feel (few cars passing through) and Fairytale Land that does not have the things we have such as pistols, cars, etc. Two) The while the city is very busy that a person can still be “alone” or feel in their own world…where all they hear or feel is the “clopping” of their feet. Three) The mp3 player I believe shows that for some it is a choice to alienate themselves from the energy, the noise, etc of others.February 2, 2013 at 7:09 am #171337TheGoldenKeyParticipant
Personally, I don’t see it. Sounds were as they should be. That whole opening scene was a direct clue about Neal`s identity. In 1×19 The Return, when we first go to the Enchanted Forest, we see Bae running out in front of a donkey cart. He falls and injures his knee. Rumple than turns the cart driver into a snail and crushes him.
In Broken, we see Neal just as he is exiting Central Park. Only this time, the scene has NealéBae crossing in front of a horse and carriage. That whole setting was a clue.
As for the thunder, it was just thunder rumbling in the distance, leading up to the storm that hit just as Neal made it home to the apartment.
In my mind, nothing out of the norm. Just K&H creatively setting the scene and dropping a huge clue as to Neal`s identity.
Keeper of Pandora's Box & The Yellow Brick Road.February 2, 2013 at 12:57 pm #171352mich7Participant
Maybe it was filmed in a diff manner because it wasn’t FTL or Storybrooke.
The S1 pilot opened that way….in the real world, so, they opened S2 in the real world.
I think it’s as simple as that.
They introduced Emma that way and they introduced Neal that way, nothing more.
This…in fact I think they made it obvious that they were showing real world with the ipod and music…as soon as the music stopped(sort of like a modern day version of a record needle being dragged across a playing record) the whole atmosphere shifted to a more fairytale like feel and then here comes the pigeon with the postcard.
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