PR shot from reality TV producer Mark Burnett’s (credits: “Survivor” and “The Apprentice”) latest venture, “Expedition Africa: Stanley and Livingstone” that sends “… a team of high-energy, frequently fractious, quasi-professional explorers on a trip to recreate [Henry] Stanley’s 1871 journey to find [David] Livingstone, the lost titan of African exploration.” (that’s not my words, that the approving description in a New York Times story this weekend).
There’s also this quote about how Mr Burnett prepared for the series:
“… He even rewatched films like “Out of Africa” and “King Solomon’s Mines” to “get the fabric of the lensing we could do on the show,” with wide-vista shots and gauzy cinematography.“
I am tired.
This is on TV because they can still get away with this.
If you don’t mind throwing up, go check out the show’s website.