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Old 07-25-2005, 04:59 AM   #1
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fish tanks in movies AAAARGH!!!

Hubby and I picked up a DVD to watch tonight, and I found myself getting so irate with the props.

The movie is called Twisted, with Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson and Andy Garcia, FABULOUS movie, keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time (thriller/action/mystery/drama).

HOWEVER there is a recurring setting of a psychiatrist's office, and there is always a fish tank behind him whenever they show him sitting down. It's only ever half full of water! There are fish in it, they look like basic swords or platies, but the tank is just so wrong! Sometimes the bubbles are on, sometimes they're not...how can a filter run on a half tank...oh man I wanted to scream!!! It totally took away from the movie for me, because I couldn't concentrate on the scene, only the tank. Am I losing it, or does this happen to anyone else?

OK, I'm done now...I think...
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Yes, I love spotting tanks in the movies that have been obviously set up just for a shot and have all sorts of bizarre combinations of fish in them....or fishbowls with marine fish in them.
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lol i usually just see tanks with few fish, the brightest/most colorful decor available, and a couple bubble wands
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I think your losing it.....
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the ones that really get me are the "we'll remodel your room/house" shows that throw in a random fishtank and have it "fully set up and stocked" by the time the show's over. Fish tanks take effort and responsibilty. Just like any other pet. Would a remodeling show ever just randomly buy someone a dog?
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I recall an episode of "Every Love's Raymond". He purchased what appeared to be a 55gal SW tank for his father's birthday. The tank was up and running the same day, complete with fish.

And the classic...even though an animated movie..."Finding Nemo". That movie alone caused many problems. It almost convinced my wife that we could have the same type of tank.
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In The Graduate, Benjamin Braddock has gouramis and angels in a metal framed tank.

Do you think most who watched Finding Nemo believe flushing sets fish free?
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Do you think most who watched Finding Nemo believe flushing sets fish free?
Not possible. Well, there was that and the ultimate fantasy of "hopping" across the counter top to jump out the window, cross the highway and jump into the harbor.
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What makes me crunch even more was Deuce Bigelow, Male Gigolo. I mean, wow, all those fish! And that tank! They ruined it....twice! All for the love of a movie scene, these fish have to go through stress. And they don't get paid too!

What freaks me out in finding nemo was that the fish tank didn't appear saltwater. It felt like the setting was a freshwater tank with saltwater things in there. I dunno. It didn't appear SW to me. Plus, the Scumsomething 3000 gadget? Wow, where can I get that!
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My favorite [ not ] is a comercial I saw recently.


It had a big, fat, fancy goldfish in a little drinking cup in a store display.


Now, I don't know if it was CGI or not, but either way it sends a bad message.
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