The Hills and Camera Flukes

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The Hills is marketed as a reality television show, claiming that it is not staged or written or planned in any way, but a product of spontaneity.  But something drew me out of the reality so much that I wanted to…. perhaps write a letter inquiring how they expected us as viewers to accept this as truth.  Not the valley girl accents or the endless parades of blondes with big boobs or the empty conversations about broken hearts and shattered relationships, but the camera!

There would be a shot of let’s say… Kristin and her boyfriend (or former boyfriend- it was hard to keep track) The camera would have a shot of them from the front, cut to the back with the exact same conversation and film them from behind except, you couldn’t see the camera! So… I perceived that as the scenes were staged.  I couldn’t really concentrate on much else…

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