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Do My Eyes Deceive Me?

I'm big into old-time movies and TV shows. So many are available by download from various sites that I have hard drives full. In a number of shows, over time, I have found something that very often occurs that I would not have suspected.

I see something small and dark on closeups of the main stars and they are not beauty spots or design extras. They are little-old pests named musca domestica.

Yes, the common housefly. I wonder if in modern productions they edit-out scenes in which these little dears make a "guest" appearance? Maybe they should be in the credits. On the other hand, some might argue they are receiving award a-plenty. They have achieved immortality.

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MegL wrote on July 28, 2022, 2:51 PM

How would a fly be on an actor? Are they maybe on the film instead?

VinceSummers wrote on July 28, 2022, 4:01 PM

Not at all. I suppose it is inevitable. They land on a hat, on a shoulder, even on an ear, during filming.

MegL wrote on July 30, 2022, 1:27 PM

Ah right.

VinceSummers wrote on August 1, 2022, 3:31 PM

Why, I've even seen three more instances of this since I posted! Two so far (I'm watching it) in Oklahoma! and once on Wagon Train.

MegL wrote on August 1, 2022, 6:42 PM

I must look out for that. I suppose once you start seeing it, you can't stop looking out for it!