2017-04-15 07:39:43 UTC
I don't know how many umrats are watching this slice-of-life prog on BBC
2 apart from Brritski and myself, but there are some oddities about it.
1. How was this bunch of folk gathered together? Did someone put an
advert in a paper asking for anyone with time to spare and no knowledge
of Italian, like to have a working holiday in Tuscany?
2. There's something odd about the location: in the second programme the
sun is shown three times when rising and each time it rises the wrong
way (ie it comes over the horizon and start moving up and to the left,
whereas in the northern hemisphere (where I believe Italy is still
located) it rises up and the the right when viewed at dawn). I can only
suppose that they filmed sunset and ran the film backwards. Why? The
crew are obviously up early because we see that poor chap tramping round
the electric fence at 6am.
3. The continuity is very odd. IN the second programme we are shown the
moon several times. The first time it is at about the first quarter (so
about a week old), then we see it after the third quarter (about 23 days
old) and lastly we see it at first quarter again.
4, The business about getting the grape harvest in seems a bit
contrived. What would the owner have done about it had this lot of
know-nothings not come along? He presumably makes arrangements every
year to have his grapes picked on time.He would also have arranged for
the crates to be cleaned in advance.
It all smells of contrivance.
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