IdleRich

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might be a little hard to maintain the tense vibe of a shocking revelation if they end the call with "well, then, great to chat again, you must come round the next time you're in town, cheers".
I think it would create an extra layer of realism, making the speakers 3 dimensional people with actual lives, who carry on doing stuff after they have finished with this particular kidnapping or terrorist attack.

In fact isn't that part of what made Tarantino's dialogue so well regarded? He realised that putting back in the minutiae and mundane details of minor characters that other directors had removed in the name of tension, could in fact have the opposite - or at least a different - effect to what they had assumed.

Though, I'll admit, when done badly it is one of the most laughable directing cock-ups.
 
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luka

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if someone talks too long on the phone i just hang up. if they ever ask me about it i say i went through a tunnel
 
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Clinamenic

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No there can only be one of us going at once, otherwise our sonic receptors calibrate and we are locked into a death spiral of destructive interference.
 

Clinamenic

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No there can only be one of us going at once, otherwise our sonic receptors calibrate and we are locked into a death spiral of destructive interference.
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Leo

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ah, I imagined your spoke IRL the way you post here.

ok, take it back. although it was said with love.
 

Clinamenic

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Well here, the concern is less that you all listen, and more that my invaluable opinion is virtually immortalized for the sake of posterity.
 

Mr. Tea

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Well here, the concern is less that you all listen, and more that my invaluable opinion is virtually immortalized for the sake of posterity.
Compiled into a holy Book, the scripture of a new utopian religion, thus making you a sort of techno-Mohammed - that sort of thing?
 

Clinamenic

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I think there are a lot of bullets to dodge here, but I'm inclined to say no to whole messianic approach. Although I suppose it gets into the semantic weeds of the term. It would all be secular, anyway. What would a secular messiah look like? An oxymoron?
 

Clinamenic

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It does seem clear to me that I casually occupy a depth of consciousness that seemingly few can begin to imagine, but the leap from there to messiah is a theistic one, it would seem. Were I of theistic mind, I may be inclined to interpret such insight as communion with higher order beings. As it is, I interpret it as an artifact of intelligent matter, thus rendering me no more metaphysically significant than the next human.
 
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