How Accurate Are Movies About Diving?

The Ocean is a sprawling behemoth that covers 70 percent of the globe. And yet, so much of it remains unexplored and unknown to us. And it is within that unknown that some of the tensest and claustrophobic stories seem to derive.

Movies are a billion-dollar industry. They bring us together as we sit down to immerse ourselves in an alien world or to watch a romance unfold before us. Through this medium, we have seen some fantastic diving stories brought to life. Terrifying us with deep-sea horrors or psychological thrillers of being abandoned at sea. But how accurate are these movies?

 

Accuracy

There are two sides to the argument when it comes to how accurate movies are on certain topics. There are those who say movies are allowed to take liberties when it comes to science, as it allows writers to create more compelling stories. Others would say the closer to life a story is, the more impact it has.

With Diving, this is an especially lively debate. For a few reasons.

 

The Dangers of Diving

Diving is dangerous. It would be foolish to say otherwise. While it is a very rewarding hobby, the risks associated with it are many. The biggest being drowning. As we all know, there is no air below the surface. And sure, we have the ability to bring down tanks of oxygen with us, all it takes is for a fault in the system and you could never resurface.

Speaking of resurfacing, the dangers of ascending to the surface too quickly as also very real. The bends, or Nitrogen Narcosis, are both very serious ailments that can lead to fatal consequences.

But all this danger translates into perfect fuel for a writer’s script. So how accurate is Hollywood when it comes to movies about Diving?

 

Pressure

The movie Pressure (2015) follows a small group of professional divers as they are fixing an oil line at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, 670 feet below the surface. They become trapped with their diving bell after their surface vessel sinks.

Instantly this movie has got a few things right. Firstly, all the Divers are using the best scuba regulator and diving bell money can buy. Big companies spare no expense when it comes to their professional divers. The depth at which the divers are, 670 feet, is a depth humans can descend to. And the fact they are using a diving bell is good as free-diving down this deep would be costly and time-consuming. This movie also shows the effects of decompression sickness fairly well.

 

47 Meters Down

This is one movie that didn’t put much stock into accuracy. The first big mix up was the symptoms of nitrogen narcosis. Hallucination isn’t one of them. While this makes for a better plot device, it could be argued the information could be harmful to anyone who takes up diving with this knowledge in hand.

Also, the movie incorrectly shows how quick descents into the deep work. Divers move slowly through the water, no matter what. Partly due to the gear they wear, but also to avoid bursting their eardrums. The two girls in the film descend to the bottom at rapid speeds that should have harmed them more than it did.

 

Overall, it is up to your personal taste how accurate you like your movies to be. Overall, we have found movies about diving tend to be mostly accurate, with some of the finer details changed to better work in the narrative context. But whatever you do, make sure you stay safe if you are going diving yourself!

 

9 Awesome Products That are Super Popular Because of Celebs

Celebrity influence is a very important factor when it comes to marketing your products with celebrity followings being ruthless in the crusade to get the latest merch. Brand deals are a common occurrence when it comes to the social media world, celebrities earn commission on sales of products that they promote online. This can make it hard to know who to trust as you are putting your faith in the fact that the review is genuine and not just a plot for money.

 

Because of this increase in online promotion by celebrities there are some really great products on the market that are now super popular.

 

Make up.

One of the most popular industries to have a popularity boost would have to be cosmetics. Celebrity influence has played a huge part in this growth because of the fact that so many people are giving reviews on make-up up to help fansa with their purchases. Nowadays people are very reliant upon social media reviews as a means of seeing whether a product is good or not.

 

Cleaning products.

Another industry that has had a boost in popularity in recent years is cleaning. With accounts like Mrs Hinch showing spotless rooms all made possible with her favourite cleaning products people have gone hinching crazy. Following the cleaning craze there have been many products that have gone viral because of the recommendations by celebrities.

 

Wristbands.

Custom rubber bracelets have been made a lot more popular as a means of raising money for charity. These bracelets are commonly used as a way to get celebrity fans to donate to charity. They are very popular as they are easily customized to fit the message of a desired cause and when sold in bulk they can raise significant revenue.

 

Childcare products.

New moms are finally turning to one of their biggest resources, the Internet. With celebrity moms promoting the best products for caring for your baby there has been a huge craze with baby care products being sold out because a certain celeb star has shown them using it.

 

Clothing.

The clothing industry is boosted greatly by celebrity influence, with a huge rise in the popularity of social media applications like instagram celebs model clothes in breathtaking photography shots. Viewers see these shots and are able to get the look by following the links and purchasing the clothes their favourite celebs are wearing. This has opened a big opportunity to clothes retailers as they can hire a celebrity to wear their clothes in order to make more sales. This sales method has proved to be most effective and it isn’t uncommon for certain clothing items to sell out just because a popular celebrity is wearing it.

 

Perfumes

Much like the cosmetics industry there is a lot of money to be made in perfume sales, whether celebrities are showing support for a brand or trying to make sales of their own scent, we have gone past buying a fragrance because of how it smells and instead because of the celebrities that like them. The issue that comes with trusting celebrity opinion is that it is more than likely the case that they are being paid for a good review.

 

Health products.

Skincare and health supplements have become a staple part of so many of our daily routines as a way of  ensuring our bodies are getting everything that it needs. With everything from hair to sleep supplements being available for purchase it can be hard for us to know which ones may be the best for us in terms of results. Celebrities are always posting which supplements they use to get the best from your body. There has been a huge growth in brands like “Sugar Bear” which sell hair growth supplements and are big users of celebrity influence as a means of advertising.

 

Subscription boxes.

Subscription boxes have become very prominent in today’s society with celebrities taking to youtube and instagram to unbox everything from make-up to mystery boxes. Subscription boxes have grown greatly in popularity with companies getting more and more monthly subscriptions by the minute. There’s something about that monthly delivery that really entices customers in, and the fact that they come in affordable monthly payments means that you can treat yourself without breaking the bank.

 

Food produce.

Everyone loves food ! Whether you’re looking for recipe ideas or a monthly subscription from companies like “Gusto”  where they send over the ingredients to make hundreds of different options, social media is a great way to find food. Like anything on social media celebrities are always promoting food in restaurants, supermarkets and through delivery companies. If you are looking to spice up your food choices then maybe following your favorites celebrities food advice wouldn’t be such a bad idea.

The 10 Most Unusual Youtube Channels of 2020

As the years go by, YouTube channels seems to just be betting weirder and weirder, leading many to be demonetized or taken off the recommended list. This is really bad for small channels as it makes it even harder to get more subscribers, and so this has created a situation in which many people are buying YouTube views from sites like themarketingheaven.com in order to keep their channel going. While this has had a negative impact, there are still some very unusual channels, and they aren’t too hard too hard to find. Here’s 10 of the strangest ones out there now!

10. iDubbbzTV2

While iDubbbzTV used to be one of the biggest names on YouTube, he doesn’t make nearly as much content now as he did back in the early 2010’s. However, under the new moniker iDubbbzTV2 he’s back to uploading strange videos, with the current motif being exterminating squirrels from his garden.

9. Infinite Waters

Described by some as a philosophical guru, infinite waters takes New Age hippy philosophy to an absurd level. So, if you’re wanting to try your hand at meditation or if you just want some laughs, give this channel a try.

8. All Gas No Breaks

“I know my slave master, not many people can say that. Mr. T. H. Willis, may he rest in peace”. This is a quote from an attendee at a recent Donald Trump Jr book signing event during an interview by Liam Callaghan from All Gas No Breaks. From flat earth conventions to interviews with toe-licking clowns, this channel travels to all sorts of conventions to uncover some of the strangest minds in America.

7. Full Marx

While Full Marx may seem like any other parkour channel, he is actually the great great grandson of political scientist Karl Marx, the legendary father of communism.

6. THE BIG LEZ SHOW OFFICIAL

The Big Lez Show is a hilariously strange adult cartoon that took the internet by storm a few years ago, and it’s still going strong today.

5. Paul Joseph Watson (PJW)

While its meant to be a serious political channel, PJW comes out with such ridiculous and ill-informed political takes that you can only laugh.

4. Larry Carlson

Every wanted to try LSD but don’t want to take the risk? Well Larry Carlson is a creative YouTuber who makes videos that make the viewer feel like they’re really tripping.

3. The Report of The Week

Possibly the most loved channel on YouTube, The Report of the Week is a man who dresses up in a suit to review the most mundane foods you can imagine with a ridiculous amount of enthusiasm and seriousness, making his videos dry comedy gold.

2. HowToBasic

Shockingly, HowToBasic is one of the biggest channels on YouTube, despite the fact that the videos  contain nothing but a man breathing heavily into the microphone and breaking various household items.

1. Cyriak

Cyriak is a British animator who makes seriously strange loops of creepy creatures doing weird things. His videos really are impossible to explain as they take surrealism to a whole new level, so you really just have to watch them for yourself.

10 Romantic Movies for Couples in Love

While valentines’ week may be over, it’s never the wrong time to watch a cheesy romantic film with your loved one. From classics like Casablanca and When Harry Met Sally, to modern greats like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Call Me by Your Name, here’s 10 great romantic movies for couples in love.

Titanic
What better film to start off with than James Cameron’s Titanic. While on the cover it is a disaster movie, we all know at as the gripping love story between Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet). With steamy sex scenes, cheesy one-liners, and one of the most rememberable endings in cinema history, you can’t go wrong with this one.

The Notebook
Easily the best of Nicholas Sparks adaptations, The Notebook stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as two lovers separated from each other by war and prejudice. It’s definitely one of the most heart-breaking romantic films, as even in old age they become separated due to dementia. If you don’t cry at this one, you’re probably not human.

When Harry Met Sally
When Harry Met Sally has been topping movie lists for decades, and for good reason. It’s the prefect mix of comedy and heart-wrenching romance, and It’s chocked full of love quotes for the ages. Directed by Rob Reiner and Nora Ephron, the film is a true classic that would be a perfect for a night in with some wine and chocolate.

Casablanca
Speaking of classics, there’s really no film that defines the word better than Micheal Curtiz’s 1942 film Casablanca. It tells the tale of Rick, a nightclub owner in Casablanca, and his former lover Ilsa, who he helps during the height of WW2. Ilsa’s love for Rick resurfaces, and the story that unfolds is one of the greatest love stories ever conceived.

Call Me by Your Name
Starring Timothée Chalamet as Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver, Luca Guadagnino’s latest work deserves all of the Oscar nominations it received. The story follows Elio as he navigates through a web of girlfriends before realising his true love lies with Oliver, a University graduate who is doing research with his father. Set in the Italian countryside, the film is also filled to the brim with beautiful and aesthetically pleasing imagery.

A Star is Born
A Star is Born has been made and remade to the point of exhaustion – or at least you’d think so. However, with help from Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper has defied expectations and come out with a great film, especially considering that this is his directorial debut. He plays the leading role of a musician named Jackson Maine who mentors and eventually falls in love with Ally, through music and teaching – truly heart-warming!

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Easily my favourite Jim Carrey movie is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It follows a non-linear story structure beginning with break-up scenes, before showing us later on the salad days of the relationship between Joel (Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet). The reason for this is that they both decide to go through memory-erasing procedures in order to forget each other. The saddest part is when they meet again, and you’re faced with the question of what can be heart-breaking than falling in love with somebody knowing that you will eventually break up?

Four Weddings and a Funeral
Directed by Richard Curtis, many people were shocked that the man behind Blackadder could go from comedy straight to romantic heartbreak. However, the film itself is filled with that familiar humour, while also being sad or feel-good at times. The result is a romantic flick that defined an entire new breed of rom-coms.

The Big Sick
Speaking of comedies, The Big Sick is perfect for a laid back night with your loved one. Based on a real life story, the film is about the physical challenges Kumail Nanjiani (the director) and his wife Emily Gordon faced early on in their relationship. Nanjiani also stars in the film, playing a stand-up comic, and consequently the film is filled with heart-warming comedy from start to finish.

500 Days of Summer
500 Days of Summer begins with the statement ‘This a story of boy meets girls, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story’. This is because it’s not like any other love story. It’s more about communication, relationships, heartbreak, and emotional healing, and because of this it’s arguably the best romantic film of the 2000’s.

The Most Interesting Event That Happened in 2019

If you’re looking for an event with great music, great food, great people and all set in a great location then Beatherder is the event for you. This festival comes with a unique sense of freedom that you really can’t get anywhere else, there really isn’t anything else like it. Those of you that have been lucky enough to go will know just how cool this place really is, I mean where else can you get great music acts combined with all the weird and wonderful art exhibitions, a hidden swimming pool, pop up tattoo parlor all tied off with a paint throwing party and huge fireworks display.

The music acts gives us a good old mixture of old style club classics to the newer techno vibes, however with a pop up gentlemans club featuring acts like the Lancashire Hotpots you can be sure that your music taste has been catered for no matter your preferred genre. The camping facilities are great with pitching spaces available all a short walk from the music areas and seperate areas are available with glamping teepees for those of you that don’t fancy braving the elements. Showers are on site so theres no worries about the dreaded wet wipes!

The range of local food and retail markets that are on site is amazing providing a delicious variety of reasonably priced food and shops to buy a little keepsake as well as supporting local trade. Beatherder really is an event that has been thought through and catered for its well valued customers. The level of detail that is put into each and every aspect of the event is what sets it apart from others like it. So come on get your wellies on and prepare yourself for 2020s Beatherder event.