Re: Digest Number 147
> I know it's cool and neat to get to be on TV or in a movie -- that's whyI do
> it for living! However, you must think realistically. Remember; it is anBenton, I like the cut of your "Jib" old man! I have a theory why 1812'ers
> industry. A business. Do it for free -- and you are only lining someone
> else's pockets.
> Most sincerely,
> Benton Jennings
> 93rd Highlanders
are being taken to the cleaners (CBC production exempted). The War of 1812
has been in the historical back water for a long time. It's just recently
that it's getting attention. Because the us 1812'ers haven't been exposed
to much to the "lights, camera, action!" scene the average re-enactor's
eyes glaze over. I'm just as guilty as the next person to falling victum to
this. Not anymore. I just hope others will start to think like me.
Just a further point. There was a production on "strange hobbies" that was
shown on the Life channel here in Ontario. I lost count on how many people
were being interviewed in full costume and were still wearing modern eye
wear. Maybe if news crews are doing human interest stories we could
designate a guide to prevent such a noticable errors.
GLI, 25th US, Cdn Vol.
- In a message dated 08/4/1999 8:10:08 PM, tlubka@... writes:
>I lost count on how many peopleAnd that is another whole line of discussion - or actually, it should not
>were being interviewed in full costume and were still wearing modern eye
have to be!
With all the places and ways now to get one's prescription put into
"historical period" type frames (and this taking into account those who for
certain reasons are unable to wear contact lenses), I also always wonder at
the amount of modern spectacles annointing the history populace. All that
trouble and expense for hand stitched underwear, tooth chewed leather,
genuine hand woven woolen cloth, and to ruin it all with eye furniture from
"Sheeeesh" hardly expresses it!