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This show had a lot of potential, btu instead o focussing on the harsh living conditions of jungle life, the whole highlight was given to the contestants' relation wid each other, fights, etc, n only jungletasks. Like the channel cld have easily edited out the part where Mika pulls down Jai's pants, but tey kept that portion to create viewers' interest.
AS for well-kept camp, mayb the channel didn't showed the hard part, and the the camp must have been made at a safe and nice place too. I think Shweta had complained of skin problems due to conditions there.
Joined: 15 August 2009
The Article, you gave, is shocking and an eye-opener. That is pure cheating.
Editors are big culprit. After watching any show, we start feeling it. When they show the collected-memories of any contestants. They just pick anything out of context, whatever they like. If A and B were fighting, and A went to B, telling her that,
'you told me 'I don't want to talk with you, you are ... " '.
Then in the later clips editor can delete 'you told me' part.
In Big-Boss, when I watched uncut version, then many times I felt that the edited version which they showed earlier, didn't convey the same meaning.
Yes , in singing program, they do for economic reasons, and because of availability of celebrities' dates. But sometimes I felt that It should have been made clear to me that, this contestant sang 4 songs in one day. And he had less time to practice. (And we were criticizing about them a lot. If someone forgets lyrics, I curse without realizing that, that poor fellow did two episodes back to back)
And in Indian-Idol, 'In initial recording, The First day' the way they show the clipping of some contestants, (in which these contestants were getting ready, took the blessing of their mother, and came to the venue ), makes me to doubt that, they recorded it again, and contestant played himself.
Same way in many programs/shows, the host and other members get surprised as they saw the 'guest celebrity' first time.
(as Rakhi did, when she met Saroj khan, as she didn't expect her. Whereas I am sure, she fixed amount for Saroj khan, and she chose the celebrities)
Only once I found, SRK saying to the host, 'yeah, after twenty minutes we met earlier', when host commented, that he was seeing him after so long time.
Somewhere I read, "Even if you zoom the camera, then true reality is over'.Because now you are showing us, what you want us to see and hear.
The way, Mika etc were trapped in the net, was fake. There were sudden changes in the shots. They were carefully tucked in the net, and they knew all about it.
Yes, There are limitations. So TV-Reality can't match 'the-reality'. That is acceptable. But recently, editors don't have any ethics. They started manipulating.
Hmmm, your 'great middle class' theory sounds good. And maybe this explains one more thing, that sometimes the person whom, Masters of the field predict to win, doesn't win.
And Audience is not an unbiased judge. Contestant's family/friends might have been voting more than 100/1000 votes each. Many people know their favorites, before the show starts. If my brother is in the show, it doesn't matter who performs well, my vote will go to my brother :-p (in this case, 'my votes') Same thing , many people do when their favorites actor participates in a show.
In 'jungle' some celebrities appeared and requested that, 'if you are my fan, then vote for so and so'.
Haha, am I that stupid :-p ( I am sure, these celebrities don't even watch the show)
Well, once upon a time , I was stupid. The first vote I ever voted, I voted for a troublemaker, who I knew, didn't deserve to win. But I found fun in keeping him, and wanted to irritate the sincere viewers. I felt fun in annoying the judges :(
Hmm, why winner doesn't do well in the future?
First, reality shows never proves anyone's acting talent. The Actors, I thought were good, acted worse whenever they got a chance to act in certain task. Acting looks worse, in the absence of correct-camera-angle, proper script, good direction, and right context. (Even in movies, a very good actor does badly if director was not good) In reality shows, when they get chance to act, they write their own script, their own direction, and they fail.
In short, no one takes them in any another show for acting talent.
If ABC was quoting price X for any show. And if he wins a reality shows, he becomes rich. And he increases the amount much more. And he won't work for less money, because he is rich now.
Producers don't want to give so much money. So these people don't get work. And working for less money, is below their dignity (which they were doing earlier, happily). TV producers don't have very big budgets to afford such demands. If they could afford, they would have approached a big movie star at first place.
And appearing in another game show of the same genre is risky too. Because if they get out from there in early rounds, then this puts a 'question-mark' on their first win. In this industry, only latest ranking gets noticed. If you or your latest show/movie got rejected, you suffer. And then you have to decrease yours price, and will get much lesser amount, which a winner-ego doesn't accept. And producer may not want you for that price too.
And if these winners hesitate for a longer time, Audience forgets them very soon. Or the effect fades, and producers don't want to pay more.
And as they have invested their jackpot in good buisness, they are not so desperate to work for less money. So they get out of the circuit.
Whereas the runner up has nothing to lose. He doesn't have 'The-position' to lose. He is not rich so he mostly takes whatever he gets. And he increases his amount only a little, which gets compensated with his fame. He doesn't have any Ego problem or Dignity problem. He works, and based on that, he may get more work, if he is talented.
Joined: 11 December 2005
I too was quite baffled at the revelations made in the Time article. THis kind of manipulation was shocking to me. As u said its an eye opener and very few people know abt it. How editing can mar a person's charac for life and the public never comes to know the real truth. I think somewhere its unethical and abuse of technology but guess the celeb for desire of money, opens himself/herself for exploitation. Many a times we see that the sequences lack something and dont quite make sense, probably thats editing playing writer.
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