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01 May 2012 @ 11:46 pm
What it is with Shonda and elevators? They are a focus on both Grey's and Private Practice, and now they are a focus on Scandal. Does she have some special affinity for elevators? Has she ever talked about the reasons behind her obsession with them?
fatty moocowobeselee on May 2nd, 2012 04:52 am (UTC)
Its a way to give busy characters a place to chat without distractions :) I like Scandal, didn't think I would, tbh
philstar22: Grey's: Calliephilstar22 on May 2nd, 2012 04:54 am (UTC)
I is more than that, it seems. On Scandal, they aren't even talking in the elevators. But the camera still focuses on the two elevators and on shots of people getting on and off.

I'm really enjoying Scandal so far. I only just watched the first episode earlier today, and I'm working on the second now.
fatty moocowobeselee on May 2nd, 2012 04:58 am (UTC)
perhaps she's an objectophilia and she is turned on by elevators? :p
Moonlithoughtsmoonlithoughts on May 2nd, 2012 04:57 am (UTC)
Haven't seen Scandal, but I think it's also part that you can have two+ characters, who might not otherwise talk, trapped in a place without anything else to do.
philstar22: Grey's: Addisonphilstar22 on May 2nd, 2012 05:01 am (UTC)
They don't actually talk in the elevators, at least so far, on Scandal. There are just scenes of shots of two elevators and people getting on one and off the other.

On Private Practice, there are scenes of one character on an elevator a lot (particularly of Addison). There are also quite often shots of people getting off the elevator.
Nikkixnikki118x on May 2nd, 2012 05:44 am (UTC)
I love your icon.
TARDISgringotts on May 2nd, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
Maybe she is fascinated with them and wanted to make it her trademark or something. Isn't her SHONDALAND~ thing a rolelrcoaster? Could be sort of tied in with that. Orrrr I am reaching lmao :(
Ashleyohkabash on May 2nd, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
Just could be her "signature." Sort of like with Tarentino you'll always find shots of feet walking in his movies.
sainnissainnis on May 3rd, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
Remember when she first wrote the earliest eps of Private Practice and the elevator 'talked' to Addison? (It might have been those 'crossover' Grey's eps at the very start; she was visiting Oceanside Wellness for the first time.) It was such a bizarre inclusion, and as I recall the elevator had a vaguely New York-ish accent which only added to the odd, so I was glad when that idea was dropped.

Anyway, another elevator moment. :)