I know I’m picky but . . .

I’m picky.  I know that.   I try not to be but I am.  If I see something wrong on television or in a move, it bothers me.  I haven’t finished some books because I find errors I can’t accept, that distract me from the story..

A recent example:  I was watching a really terrible Richard Gere movie. richard gere He’d been an assassin but retired twenty years before the story began and became a CIA agent working against terrorism.   However, he had to return to killing people.  I don’t remember the reason or if there even was one–it was not a good movie so I don’t know if he had a motivation–but he did.

WatchHis method  was novel.   He had a watch with a thin wire inside which he used to garrote people.   He activated this by pulling out the stem of the watch to which the wire was attached and easily pulled the length of wire from inside.  The wire was so thin it left a bloody cut in the throat.  After the victim died, Gere simply let go of the watch stem and the wire would contract back inside, ready to kill again.  At no time did he clean the wire.

This left me with two questions I’d really like your opinion on.    1)    Wouldn’t the dried blood on the wire make it difficult to pull it out when the time came for the next murder?   2)   He’d been using this watch for twenty-five years.  Wouldn’t an unpleasant odor come from the blood inside?

Just wondering.  Because I’m picky and things like this bother me.

Thank you.



2 thoughts on “I know I’m picky but . . .

  1. Jane, sit back and relax. It is just a movie, and they really don’t dwell on minute details. As for mistakes in books, I figure that if it’s a grammar error, then both the author and editor missed it, but usually it is a name thing or pronoun that they both miss. I can forgive that, as I too, make mistakes. Do not mess with historical facts, unless they explained in a note first that it has been changed to advance the book. I guess that is why I have shied away from historical romances for the past couple of years.

    I have a bigger problem with wimpy people, especially women in books. It is a real turnoff to me to read that a heroine is whining or rubbing her hands together feeling sorry for herself! This type of person really bothers me, in books, movies and in person. I will not go to see a movie or read a book with that type of character in it.

    1. But I’m picky! I notice. If the novel or movie are good enough, I don’t allow this to stop me. But if the entire plot rests on something illogical or unbelievable, I don’t want to keep on reading or watching. I also agree about not liking wimpy women!

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