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6 days ago
Dennis Mansfield

Now THIS made me chuckle. (Of course, I couldn’t park there…) ... See MoreSee Less

Now THIS made me chuckle. (Of course, I couldn’t park there…)
2 weeks ago
Dennis Mansfield

My New Years gift to you?
Please enjoy reading a fistful of chapters from my sequel book, Empires of Dirt! I’ve finished 46 chapters and will be bringing the story in for a landing this month! In the meanwhile, enjoy journeying with me on this labor of love. Spacetime travel. Saving lives. Dealing with the possible ‘End of the World’ - all historically accurate, all fascinating. Click here: dennismansfield.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Empires-of-Direct_Promo-Chapters_1-3-and-14.pdf
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My New Years gift to you?
Please enjoy reading a fistful of chapters from my sequel book, Empires of Dirt! I’ve finished 46 chapters and will be bringing the story in for a landing this month! In the meanwhile, enjoy journeying with me on this labor of love. Spacetime travel. Saving lives. Dealing with the possible ‘End of the World’ - all historically accurate, all fascinating. Click here: https://dennismansfield.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Empires-of-Direct_Promo-Chapters_1-3-and-14.pdf
2 weeks ago
Dennis Mansfield

You say “hello” I say… click.

As a co-author of a few screenplays and an author/co-author of now 10 books, I found the following statement online fascinating about film and television scenes involving when characters end phone calls. I’d noticed it for years. It’s so very unnatural AND so common:

(Has it bugged you?) “My friend from Scotland thought it was common practice in North America to hang up the telephone without saying goodbye to the person on the other end. I told him it wasn't like that and we almost always say goodbye, so he asked me: "then why does every American TV show just show the guy hanging up in the middle of the conversation?". Apparently the bulk of shows in Britain tend to address this and say goodbye to their characters on-screen before hanging up. Why it has been dropped from American television and film is a mystery to me but I'd be fairly disappointed if it was to save time or to condense lines. The omission of a simple "goodbye" becoming the standard of ending on-screen telephone calls has made the on-screen television call, in itself, far more contrived and far less relatable to myself as a viewer. It strips the human nature from the call. No one ends their phone calls with an abrupt click every time the person on the other end gives them the information they need to advance their own life's "plot." Why this is practiced on-screen is beyond me and I find it annoying as heck that it is a standard among most working filmmakers today.”
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