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Old 08-08-2019, 05:55 PM
Dewey Finn is offline
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Originally Posted by gaffa View Post
My pet peeve in movies and TV shows is microphones being used wrong.

The worst recent example of this is the movie Late Night. Emma Thompson plays a late night TV show host who, in the decades she has hosted her show, has apparently never noticed that her microphone in pointed the wrong way! The microphone is a classic Shure Super 55, also known as the "Potato masher" and is the microphone most closely associated with Elvis Presley, so much so that it co-starred with Elvis on his stamp.
As I remember, David Letterman had a microphone like that on his desk when he hosted a late-night show. I assumed he either wore a lapel microphone or a boom microphone was above his head and the old-timey desk mic was a prop.