\o/ Revolution, people!
I have found a new and worthy cause to blog! Yeah, well, to write a short post, is more like it.
I have been re-watching the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean movies with my friend V lately, and I liked them much better than I had watching them the first time (especially the second one, which is actually quite funny. I just wish Keira Knightley would... well, I'd better not. Else, I'm going to have to write the "here be spoilers" message again...)
Anyway, here is a post about technical dialogues in movies. Though I'm not sure "technical" is the word. Maybe "specialized" would be more suited, and "annoying" would certainly best describe it, only it would make the concerned area much much wider.
I must say I don't always agree with myself on this subject, but concerning Pirates of the Caribbean, I certainly do. Why did the writer bother writing all the stuff about "brick the hammock" and "lower the starboard withshpik?" Guys, face it, no one knows what you are talking about!! At least when Dr House talks business, you learn actual vocabulary and grasp some little meaning. But in Pirates of the Caribbean, the sound of crashing waves prevent you from hearing half of it, and even if you did, you are absolutely not likely to ever understand what any of it refers to.
It is annoying to the same degree in some science fiction series I know of. I refer here to Dr Who, for example, who saves the world by the sheer power of convenient twists of his time Lord technology. It is OK by me. I am NOT watching the series because I find it believable. I am NOT interested in your pathetically trying to convince me it is. All I want is more David Tennant being cool. Spare me the "I crashed the screwdrivers' laser timewinder into the machine's bloopster". I do not care.
I hope you hear me, dialogue writer. Tonight, I'm off to see Indiana Jones with me friends, I do hope you'll have made an effort :)