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TV:Severe weather on the small screen

Television shows often have dramatic scenes to try and lure the viwer and occasionally weather plays its part.

Many  TV or movie scenes over the last century have involved all sorts of weather elements and often suspense can be heightened with the use of thunder and lightning which can make the situation more gripping or perhaps in some cases a little corny.

We’ve singled out a well known series off the box which has been running for 50 years and yes it can only be Coronation Street. This scene is where Carla leaves Tony and the heavens open furiously…


sw on 6/03/2011 1:43am

Often watching many american programmes it involves very heavy rain (even by our standards) and peeling lightning and thunderstorms,almost looks romantic.

RW on 5/03/2011 11:14pm

The rain scenes in movies – when artificial – are almost always absurdly exaggerated. When filming of Angela’s Ashes was being done in Shannon, they were unsatisfied with the typical local drizzle and the result was typically unrealistic.

The usual shooting and editing which has scenes being shot out of chronological order invariably sees silly sequences of sky-cover – alternations that are obviously not natural. I find that irksome, but it is inevitable given the practicalities of filming.

Andrew on 5/03/2011 10:45pm

I don’t get what the point is. You could at least show a scene where the sun is clearly shining and they’re standing under a hose.

WW Forecast Team on 5/03/2011 10:48pm

That’s one big hose!



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