When I was at my favorite movie theater recently (I am a card carrying Frequent Movie Watcher), I noticed that they had (intentionally) placed four strikingly familiar posters beside one another. I couldn’t quite place what was so similar, but they all drew the exact same emotional reaction from me…
…ho-hum. Just what the ad execs ordered (okay, maybe the T4 poster is kinda cool). Instead, I think they should have hired this guy:
Vodpod videos no longer available. My guess is that it all started with this poster:
Looks guilty to me!
While late night stumbling through the TripleDoubleU when I should be going to be bed before I have to go back to work (is this even a sentence?), I found this on Videogum (they’re my Hubba Bubba):
hudhudhudhudhudhud...hudhud......hudhud... ("Jaws" theme backwards)
And they found it through BuzzFeed and they found it threw Reddit… blah blah…
Basically, it has the potential to be a great time-killing/altered-state/show-offy game, I think.
You take a familiar film (a filmiliar, you might say) and tell it in reverse. A gag on the BuzzFeed states The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is about a man who is born and grows old and dies. Simple, yes… but effective.
The more elaborate samples on Reddit:
If you watch Fight Club backwards, you see Ed Norton turn from a crazy streetperson into a successful productive member of society.
If you watch American History X backwards, you see Ed Norton turn from a successful productive member of society into a crazy streetperson.
I would try one right now, but my brain’s on the fade out.
Oh wait… I got one.
If you watch the Muppet Movie backwards, Kermit and the Gang watch a movie, and then act it out in real life. Dumb.
The Curious Case of Interspecies Love