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8th Jun '16 12:12:11 PM eroock
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26th May '16 11:56:13 AM Kid
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The audience of a movie will know only what they can see and hear. This means that nothing really exists in a movie unless you can see or hear it (because if it does, you're going to have to explain why it was BehindTheBlack). As a result, a kind of accepted audio-visual shorthand has been created over many years, to help the audience understand what they're looking at and what's going on. The same is true of all other media as well- video games, theater, art, comics, written stories, and even music all have numerous ways of helping to telegraph the parts of the story that they aren't directly telling, and ways to clarify the parts that they ''are'' telling.

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The audience of a movie will know only what they can see and hear. This means that nothing really exists in a movie unless you can see or hear it (because if it does, you're going to have to explain why it was BehindTheBlack). As a result, a kind of accepted audio-visual shorthand has been created over many years, to help the audience understand what they're looking at and what's going on. The same is true of all other media as well- well: video games, theater, art, comics, written stories, and even music all have numerous ways of helping to telegraph the parts of the story that they aren't directly telling, and ways to clarify the parts that they ''are'' telling.
8th May '16 6:48:31 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* PaperThinDisguise\\
A character's disguise is much more transparent than it would take to obscure who they are, but if their disguise was actually that good, the audience might not recognize them, either.
24th Apr '16 11:31:20 AM Scorpion451
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The audience of a movie will know only what they can see and hear. This means that nothing really exists in a movie unless you can see or hear it (because if it does, you're going to have to explain why it was BehindTheBlack). As a result, a kind of accepted audio-visual shorthand has been created over many years, to help the audience understand what they're looking at and what's going on.

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The audience of a movie will know only what they can see and hear. This means that nothing really exists in a movie unless you can see or hear it (because if it does, you're going to have to explain why it was BehindTheBlack). As a result, a kind of accepted audio-visual shorthand has been created over many years, to help the audience understand what they're looking at and what's going on.
on. The same is true of all other media as well- video games, theater, art, comics, written stories, and even music all have numerous ways of helping to telegraph the parts of the story that they aren't directly telling, and ways to clarify the parts that they ''are'' telling.


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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality\\
Realism and accuracy are pointless if the audience can't understand the story.
13th Apr '16 11:30:32 PM Piromano80
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-->-- ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080112 January 12, 2008]]

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-->-- ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080112 [[https://garfield.com/comic/2008/01/12 January 12, 2008]]
23rd Feb '16 5:45:46 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Light Yagami's eyes turn [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] and [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glow]] during his most psychotic moments. Unlike other fictional characters with glowing red eyes, Light isn't magical (not that [[DealWithTheDevil the option wasn't offered multiple times]]) so his eyes aren't actually glowing in-universe; it's just visual shorthand to show us [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope how far]] [[AxCrazy he's gone]].

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Light Yagami's eyes turn [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] and [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glow]] during his most psychotic moments. Unlike other fictional characters with glowing red eyes, Light isn't magical (not that [[DealWithTheDevil the option wasn't offered multiple times]]) so his eyes aren't actually glowing in-universe; it's just visual shorthand to show us [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope how far]] [[AxCrazy far he's gone]].
11th Feb '16 10:59:37 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* RustproofBlood\\
Blood stains stay red to let the audience know that they're blood, as opposed to other things that stain brown, such as mud, chocolate or [[BringMyBrownPants feces]].
15th Jan '16 3:51:28 PM Anddrix
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A lot of these violate RealLife physics because RealityIsUnrealistic. But TropesAreNotBad. Remember, this is in [[ViewersAreMorons consideration to the audience]], so if you're looking for realism, go check out ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturalism_%28theatre%29 naturalism]]'', aka SliceOfLife. The Rule of Perception is the whole reason Foley artists and sound mixers exist.

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A lot of these violate RealLife physics because RealityIsUnrealistic. But TropesAreNotBad. Remember, this is in [[ViewersAreMorons consideration to the audience]], audience, so if you're looking for realism, go check out ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturalism_%28theatre%29 naturalism]]'', aka SliceOfLife. The Rule of Perception is the whole reason Foley artists and sound mixers exist.
24th Aug '15 11:16:07 AM Austin
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* When Jean Grey/Marvel Girl of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} uses telekinesis, visible (to the reader) pink energy is often shown moving from her head to whatever she's manipulating. Other telekinetics often have similar effects (light blue for Justice/Vance Astrovik, purple for Psylocke, dotted lines or translucent white for the Invisible Woman, etc.). Rarely, if ever, is it made clear whether this energy is supposed to be visible or not. Often, onlookers will clearly be unable to tell why an object is moving seemingly under its own power, but on at least one occasion another character referred to Jean's telekinesis as "pink stuff."

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* When Jean Grey/Marvel ComicBook/JeanGrey[=/=]Marvel Girl of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} uses telekinesis, visible (to the reader) pink energy is often shown moving from her head to whatever she's manipulating. Other telekinetics often have similar effects (light blue for Justice/Vance Astrovik, purple for Psylocke, dotted lines or translucent white for the Invisible Woman, etc.). Rarely, if ever, is it made clear whether this energy is supposed to be visible or not. Often, onlookers will clearly be unable to tell why an object is moving seemingly under its own power, but on at least one occasion another character referred to Jean's telekinesis as "pink stuff."
19th Jul '15 7:41:26 AM ZeldaQueen64
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* In ''[[Film/{{Selfless}} Self/Less]]'', Madeline doesn't recognize [[spoiler:the body of her husband]] until he turns around, despite having a good view of him from behind and hearing him speak. Granted he's wearing different clothes and [[spoiler:was thought to be dead]], but she seems to think he's a complete stranger until he turns around and she sees his face.
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