sábado, 15 de novembro de 2008

Natural titishness

Malcolm Tucker, o spin doctor supremo do nº10 de Downing Street, desloca-se à ITN (um canal de tv), mais concretamente à sala de montagem, para tentar minorar os danos de uma aparição televisiva desastrosa de um ministro (incapaz de reagir adequadamente a uma mulher irada que repetia "Do you know what it's like to clean up your own mother's piss?"):


Malcolm:


This isn't in the package, is it Mark? You're not using that, you can't use that. This is dumbing down of the news agenda that people like me and your boss' boss really object to, and I'm gonna mention this to him when I see him on Friday, by the way.



Mark:


Malcolm, this is a traditional old fashioned news story called "Minister looks a tit".



Malcolm:


Hey, everybody looks a tit, you know? Take two of this shots of him looking moronic out, leave a couple in of him looking a little bit dim, put one of him composed, drop it down the running order and we've got a deal.



Mark:


I'm not... deal! What do you mean deal, Malcolm? He looks a tit! That's it, I'm sorry.



Malcolm:


But there's a difference between allowing someone's natural titishness to come through and just exploiting it through camera work here! You're sticking one tit moment on top of another tit moment. That wouldn't happen in real life!



Chegado aqui, tenho que discordar. Parece-me optimista esse pressuposto da existência de algo como natural tit control. Pelo menos nunca dei por isso, e não foi por falta de utilidade.

O excerto citado, a partir dos 8:03...


The thick of it (ep. 04, 2005)