As lover of both movies and TV, I recognize that writers will often take liberties when it comes to the realities of the stories they’re telling. If someone’s solving a crime, the DNA tests can get done in minutes instead of hours or even days. That’s fine, it keeps the story moving at a good clip and ensures that we don’t have to watch hours of people standing around a computer. But this supercut illustrates a major pet peeve of mine in the worlds of cinema and television. As anyone who has ever tried to zoom in on a small area of a picture knows, you simply cannot blow up a tiny portion of a photo and “enhance” it to make it appear crystal clear. CSI is particularly notorious for pulling this crap, as they have, on more than one occasion, tracked down a suspect based on an enhanced reflection off of a victim’s eyeball in a single frame of security camera footage. Ludicrous, I say!
Behind the Curtain