A Haunting in Georgia: TLC

Ivan Seeking

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A Haunting in Georgia 09:00 PM ET -TLC-
[aired tonight]

In 1988, the Wyrick family moved into a home in a suburb outside Atlanta. Soon after, the family began receiving visits by neighbors -- which is all well and good, except these neighbors had been dead for years.

Parapsychologists try to explain the strange happenings inside the Wyrick residence on tonight's TLC special.
http://tv.yahoo.com/picks/20050616/ [Broken]

...That's the last vestige of cinematic veracity that still adheres to the making of made-for-cable documentaries, and A Haunting in Georgia throws it in the compost heap. The entire program was shot in a uniform fictionalized cinematic style, with actual participants and re-enactors mixed so wantonly that you can't tell them apart without a scorecard. Unfortunately, this being a cable show, the scorecard (the end titles) flashed by too fast to read. But there were a couple of screenfuls of credited re-enactors - this despite the fact that most Wyrick family members played themselves. Most footage was apparently shot at the actual Wyrick home where the manifestations allegedly took place. And that's part of the problem - with the Wyricks re-enacting their alleged experiences of ten years ago, seven years ago, and a couple of months ago, and all of it shot in a uniform style, it's impossible to guess where reality lets off and the fictionalizing begins. Obviously little Heidi at age three and age six had to be played by child actresses. But the others? Was it the real William Roll or an actor? The real psychic, or an impersonator? There's no way to tell. The talking heads and the re-enactors are the same people, and no one gets an identifying super that would say, "Okay, viewers, this is the real Amy Allen." [continued]
http://www.csicop.org/cmi/reviews/20020923-haunting.html [Broken]

Did anyone watch? What did you think?
 
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I thought it was pretty good. Note that the biggest complaint from the debunking site was the alleged lack of continuity. Frankly, I had no trouble keeping up whatsoever. Perhaps the author quoted should watch it again at a slower speed. :biggrin:
 

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It's been a while since I saw it, but I remember it being ok.

I saw a documentary on Owlpen Manor the other night on the Travel Channel and THAT was the worst documentary I've ever seen. It was so bad that I actually turned it off. Heheh, I just googled it and found a forum where how bad it was is actually being discussed. I was going to post the "mooning ghoulie" emoticon someone gave it, but perhaps that's not appropriate here. :tongue:
 

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Evo said:
It's been a while since I saw it, but I remember it being ok.
He was dancing all around that fact that he thinks they're all liars. He should just say that. The rest is all smoke and mirrors.
 

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