I read an interesting article today about why movies and TV are so dark and indistinct and otherwise hard to see. https://www.vox.com/culture/22840526/colors-movies-tv-gray-digital-color-sludge
And it reminded me of one I'd read a few weeks ago about how hard it is to hear dialogue now, and other issues with sound. https://www.slashfilm.com/673162/heres-why-movie-dialogue-has-gotten-more-difficult-to-understand-and-three-ways-to-fix-it/
It sounds like both problems are complicated, due to both technical and cultural reasons.
It's weird to realize we live in an age where western audio-visual media is so hostile to both our vision and hearing.
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