That thing in films when one character has (say) been lowered into a dangerous-looking cellar (or well or somesuch), and there is an unsettling sound, and he/she lets out a yell, and the person doing the lowering says, with some anxiety, "Are you all right?" and the other one, while being perfectly fine, somehow neglects to admit it but just carries on wandering about.
The thing is, it's deliberate, and designed to create tension for the viewer: but it's a cheap trick and wholly unrealistic (unless - I've just realised - the person being lowered is my brother).
Rosa María Almirall Martínez: 1954 – 2012)
"It's said that I am an exhibitionist. Every actor is one - I gladly accept that. I'm not a hypocrite."
TV Weathermen. Why do they spend 5 minutes telling you what it was like yesterday and earlier today then a minute telling you what it's going to be like tomorrow. Surely the point of a weather forecast is to tell you tomorrows weather not yesterdays.