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Shaun of the Dead in 30 Seconds, Scott Pilgrim Style

Bonus Scott Pilgrim inspired video: The Vines - Gimmie Love. Bonus essay on the Scott Pilgrim comic
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn (40 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Does half of what it says on the tin.
posted by anigbrowl at 7:34 PM on April 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Does twice as much as it says on the tin.
posted by saturday_morning at 7:59 PM on April 13, 2011


30/60 = 0.5 QED
posted by anigbrowl at 8:04 PM on April 13, 2011


no, 60/30 = 2
IN YOUR FACE
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:08 PM on April 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Metafilter (30) is clearly superior to Youtube (60). If I click that little play button the Metafilter logo towers over the lowly Youtube video, reflecting the natural order of the universe, my browser, and the alphabet. Therefore 30/60 is the correct placement.

Now pay up.
posted by anigbrowl at 8:19 PM on April 13, 2011


I just realized that I probably buried the best link, that being the essay.

Pegg and Wright were just in Australia. They were at convention in Melbourne and a screening in Sydney that sold out too fast for me to get tickets. Not too happy about that.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:30 PM on April 13, 2011


Oh yes, that is awesome. At least 1.5 tins' worth.
posted by anigbrowl at 8:49 PM on April 13, 2011


Bonus Scott Pilgrim inspired video: The Vines - Gimmie Love.

Good copy of mediocre movie; made by mediocre copy of good band.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 8:55 PM on April 13, 2011


Sixty seconds of Shaun is twice as much Shaun as 30 seconds of Shaun and I will stand by that.

Thanks spike[...]mints for gettin my back.
posted by saturday_morning at 8:58 PM on April 13, 2011


Shaun of the Dead is amazing. It manages to be both a funny comedy and a heart-wrenching zombie film. The Mom scene, the ending action bit, the bromance between the two main characters... man, it's perfect. Scott Pilgrim is pretty much the Exaggerated Movie of My Life.

Good copy of mediocre movie; made by mediocre copy of good band.

The Vines... I used to make fun of them, but the lead singer is autistic, the bass player is a really nice guy, and they can write good songs. Heard them at Big Day Out and they're set for a comeback.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:02 PM on April 13, 2011


This idea could take off.

Rampo Noir in 60 seconds, Hong Kong Phooey-style.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:02 PM on April 13, 2011


Sydney Q&A has been uploaded

This idea could take off.

Rampo Noir in 60 seconds, Hong Kong Phooey-style.


I want everything to be transferred into Paul Robertson pixel animation. But making more movies like Scott Pilgrim would be great. It's pretty much how I see the world, and I don't understand why 'magical realist rock and roll videogame romcom' isn't the most popular genre in Hollywood. Or at least as popular as steampunk.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:08 PM on April 13, 2011


I like this gimmick better with rabbits.
posted by 0xdeadc0de at 9:09 PM on April 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Overachieving film "Shaun of the Dead" attempts to fit into 30 second tin, spills over towards one minute mark. Complaints still manage to be levied.

(that being said, I really wish the makers of these things would simply title them more accurately. "Shaun of the Dead in one minute" is just as compelling)
posted by ShutterBun at 9:10 PM on April 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Shaun of the Dead in 30 Seconds [FALSE], Scott Pilgrim Style [TRUE]

Does half of what it says on the tin, depending on how you look at it.
posted by marco_nj at 9:11 PM on April 13, 2011


Shaun of the Dead is amazing. It manages to be both a funny comedy and a heart-wrenching zombie film

It's also a pretty nasty satire of modern England, ie: if we're already zombified by the world we live in how can we tell the difference when the real ones show up?
posted by Phlegmco(tm) at 9:11 PM on April 13, 2011 [6 favorites]


Evil Dead in 60 seconds, Low-Fi Claymation style.
posted by not_on_display at 9:11 PM on April 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


District 9 done in 60 seconds, with clowns.
posted by not_on_display at 9:12 PM on April 13, 2011 [6 favorites]


Ah, apologies for the messed up math/brain fart in the post. Suppose a mod could edit it, though I imagine there are more important things to do. I'm bad with numbers.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:14 PM on April 13, 2011


I don't understand why 'magical realist rock and roll videogame romcom' isn't the most popular genre in Hollywood

People over 40 write the checks. You are the perfect age to start pimping yourself as a writer, however. By 30 you're considered over the hill unless you work in a non-commercial genre. Naturally, I exaggerate for effect.
posted by anigbrowl at 9:28 PM on April 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Over 40, AND I liked the Pilgrim film (even if I wish I had not read the books first).
posted by Samizdata at 12:53 AM on April 14, 2011


40, liked the film in a didn't-feel-like-I-wasted-my-money way, though my friends who are about 10 years younger than me act like it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Fuck, I'm finally getting old.

I loved the soundtrack, though.
posted by KingEdRa at 1:04 AM on April 14, 2011


One of my favourite bits from SOTD is the how the plan to collect Liz and Mum (and kill Phillip), gets shorter and faster with each retelling.

In the final rehash, Shaun simply whacks Phillip with the cricket bat and says nothing but "Sorry!", which is brilliant.
posted by bwg at 1:33 AM on April 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Well, that certainly did justice to the movie.

Next up, great novels of the 20th century presented via the medium of tweets?
posted by unigolyn at 3:50 AM on April 14, 2011


Shaun of the Dead in 30 Seconds [FALSE], Scott Pilgrim Style [TRUE]

Does half of what it says on the tin, depending on how you look at it.


Shaun of the Dead [TRUE] in 30 Seconds [FALSE], Scott Pilgrim Style [TRUE]

That's 2/3's of a tin, not counting any truths in the [more inside].
posted by graventy at 4:20 AM on April 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Shaun of the Dead in 30 Seconds, Scott Pilgrim Style
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14xT              12xF           17xT


I can't believe the disregard for factual detail we're seeing in this thread. It does 31/43 of what it says on the tin.
posted by nebulawindphone at 6:28 AM on April 14, 2011


Shaun of the Dead [TRUE] in 30 Seconds [FALSE], Scott [COMBO] Pilgrim [COMBO] Style [ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED]
posted by zippy at 6:31 AM on April 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Shaun of the Dead [TRUE] in 30 Seconds [FALSE], Scott [COMBO] Pilgrim [COMBO] Style [ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED]

That is so awesome I can't deal with it. Please let this be the next graphic novel that Edgar Wright adapts.
posted by Alex404 at 6:39 AM on April 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


WestEggNick Gatsby saw a green light that recedes before us. It eluded us but tomorrow we'll run. We beat on boats against the current back to the past.
posted by kirkaracha at 7:20 AM on April 14, 2011


molliebloom207 I was a Flower yes shall I wear a red yes I asked him yes and he asked me yes to say yes I put my arms on him yes and yes I said yes I Yes.
posted by kirkaracha at 7:20 AM on April 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


B25Joe Only 1 catch, 22. Crazy to fly sane if he didn't but if sane he had to. If he flew he was crazy to but if he didn't he was sane.
posted by kirkaracha at 7:20 AM on April 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


EABlair Two tears trickled down his nose. But it was all right, the struggle was finished. He'd won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.
posted by kirkaracha at 7:24 AM on April 14, 2011


Haha.. “Sorry we’re late Tim, er Shaun”
posted by FatherDagon at 10:29 AM on April 14, 2011


I didn't really like Scott Pilgrim too much (I felt pandered to), but this short was really nice, even if it was twice as long as I expected.
posted by mccarty.tim at 11:10 AM on April 14, 2011


Speaking of Scott Pilgrim and animation: Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation
posted by Rhaomi at 12:10 PM on April 14, 2011


Oooh, shiny. Like a tin. BTW I'm 40 and loved Scott Pilgrim, have yet to purchase the books but am looking forward to them. But I think I'm in a minority for my age demographic...or maybe people just don't like it in comedy as such; computer interfaces have been plenty popular in Predator, Terminator and The Notebook.
posted by anigbrowl at 1:03 PM on April 14, 2011


will_c_will #thisisjusttosay I ate the plums. om nom nom. they were delish
posted by not_on_display at 6:15 PM on April 14, 2011


I don't think I really got the essay, but I sort of get that the author has the same kind of complicated relationship with Scott Pilgrim that I do. I picked up the series after the third book and immediately started casting myself as various characters, and I think the Scott Pilgrim cast works almost as well as Firefly for sorting people out and putting them in categories. While Firefly categories are all the ones that are like, well, you are sort of crazy but very loyal and you're sorta fiercely athiestic and you're fiercely independent so you're Mal, the Scott Pilgrim ones are more on life stages-- there's a stage of late adolescence where things are very vivid and transparent to you and things are much more opaque to everyone else, the Knives stage, and I spent enough time there that I get that, I get her, and I've met other people in that stage, and I've been a Scott to a Knives at least once in my life. The "You'll always be my Clash at Demonhead (whatever that means)" bit is just so perfect, because that's what it feels like then. O'Malley goes into depth with that in Lost At Sea, which is basically the best coming-of-age graphic novel since Blankets, with a different type of that confusion and muddledness and it's perfect.

And there's the "dabbled in being a bitch" stage, where you're disconnecting from people but you aren't very good at it, and all of Scott's getting it together phases, and the part where Kim goes out to the mountains and doesn't really learn anything there either, and all of the sort of loose ends of life and failed metaphors for it feel right in Scott Pilgrim to me, and it's easy to fall in love with it for that but it's hard to articulate it.

And I get what he's saying about the differences between the endings, about how it ends up almost feeling like a Japanese dating sim where you get to choose which way the story ends up going, which one feels most relevant. It's like all of SP is a bit of an exercise in actually applying video game logic as actual metaphor for life and so when it fails it's okay, because it shows how those fail, and while it's doing it it feels so true and right.

I have no idea where I'm going with this, really, but I have had a boy tell me that he really was Scott, and I was Ramona, with a Nora-almost-sounds-like-Ramona bit in there somewhere, and a repeat of the scene where they don't have sex and she says "yeah, right, Pilgrim", and it didn't really worked out and we fell into a sort of Scott and Lisa thing, because then I sort of disappeared and he moved. I dressed up as Envy for the opening and my favorite ex (not the aforementioned boy) dressed up as Scott, and it was funny. And I've been rejected for casual sex by someone who then sort of facepalmed and said, oh god, I'm Knives aren't I.

And so I can sorta see the flaws in Scott Pilgrim and I sort of get it but it's ended up being closer to me and my life than any fiction since Firefly, but I think I'm sort of ready to be over it and have something else come along.
posted by NoraReed at 12:14 AM on April 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


And so I can sorta see the flaws in Scott Pilgrim and I sort of get it but it's ended up being closer to me and my life than any fiction since Firefly, but I think I'm sort of ready to be over it and have something else come along.

THIS THIS THIS
I actually rewatched it with my ex, and it perfectly captures this stage of life. The confusion, the grasping for something, the randomness. In the story Ramona basically Incepts Scott but how often does that happen to you? You meet her at a party and she's The One, at least for a month, but she messages you and says 'hey watch out for my ex' but when you meet him the confrontation is unsatisfying and you're trying to grow up but you're also trying not to grow up and none of the metaphors quite fit right but videogames and music are the closest so why not go with that? And you try and Level Up every year, and people flit in and out of your life, and man... yeah.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 12:39 AM on April 15, 2011


LIB, if you haven't read Lost at Sea, you should. You're too old for it to be Profoundly Summarizing Of Your Life, but it's still perfect. In it's way.
posted by NoraReed at 10:41 PM on April 15, 2011


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