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Movies From An Alternate Universe. Pixar's Up, filmed in 1965 by Walt Disney. Alternative movie posters of all kinds. Premakes previously.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul (27 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
that was a pretty enjoyable premake. guy put a lot of work into it. up is one of my favorite movies!
posted by mlo at 10:02 PM on January 15, 2012


Spoiler Alert: The following trailer is fake, independent, and not for profit. It is not endorsed or connected to Walt Disney Pictures or Pixar. It was meants as a purely technical and parodic exercise, and as a reflexive deconstruction of elements in modern cinema.
posted by Blue_Villain at 10:09 PM on January 15, 2012


The alternate universe is a lot less "alternate" than this, but you might want to check out Tim Pratt's short story Impossible Dreams if "what if" movie ideas appeal to you.
posted by Winnemac at 10:13 PM on January 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


Double

-ish.
posted by dgaicun at 10:20 PM on January 15, 2012


First link is class, though.
posted by Artw at 10:23 PM on January 15, 2012


Yeah, I thought that the various cuts werSQUIRREL!!!!!
posted by not_on_display at 10:26 PM on January 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


I would watch the living fuck out of John Boorman's The Matrix.
posted by brundlefly at 10:45 PM on January 15, 2012 [3 favorites]


When the tyrannosaur ran amok in San Diego in Lost World: Jurassic Park, there was, for a second, a shot of a poster of Arnold Schwarzenegger in King Lear in a Blockbuster window.
posted by y2karl at 11:17 PM on January 15, 2012


In my favourite alternate universe, Spielberg dies early and Kubrick finishes A.I. himself.
(also, New France wins the French and Indian War and colonizes North America, resulting in continent-wide poutine.)
posted by mek at 2:16 AM on January 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Having The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day directed by William Friedkin and John Frankenheimer respectively was a nice touch.
posted by Trurl at 5:35 AM on January 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I would watch the crap out of Zappa in The Big Lebowski.
posted by littlerobothead at 6:19 AM on January 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Godard's Trainspotting would be one of the greatest films ever made. The mind boggles. Tony Hopkins and Terence Stamp trading off Connery accents, for starters. Ian Holm in incandescent rage.

This needs to happen. This can still happen.
posted by Capt. Renault at 6:43 AM on January 16, 2012


I would probably buy a poster of Fritz Lang's 2001.
posted by jquinby at 6:51 AM on January 16, 2012


In my favourite alternate universe, Spielberg dies early and Kubrick finishes A.I. himself.

The weird fairy-tale ending was all Kubrick.
posted by jedicus at 6:54 AM on January 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Triumph of the Will
a Walt DIsney production
posted by hank at 8:13 AM on January 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


The alternate universe is a lot less "alternate" than this, but you might want to check out Tim Pratt's short story Impossible Dreams if "what if" movie ideas appeal to you.

Seconding this, and I'll also add that EscapePod did a great audio version of it.
posted by Sangermaine at 9:19 AM on January 16, 2012


The weird fairy-tale ending was all Kubrick.

The ending of A.I. was Kubrick's, but it was executed by Spielberg. If Spielberg had directed 2001, the ending would have had Dave Bowman weeping as he aged, with flashbacks of his life interspersed. All the while John Williams' strings play the Bowman theme for the umpteenth time, ending with a super realistic-looking baby wearing a diaper looking up at the camera with the classic Spielberg face of awe as the violins crescendo up the scale to a sudden stop and blackout.
posted by nushustu at 9:27 AM on January 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Triumph of the Will
a Walt DIsney production


Already happened in The Lion King, during "Be Prepared." Unless that was already the joke.
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:56 AM on January 16, 2012


Billy Wilder's The Hangover

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in Juno

etc...
posted by not_on_display at 10:00 AM on January 16, 2012


"youre a pontificating old POOP"

*shrugs*
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:02 AM on January 16, 2012


That Hangover poster has gotten it wrong -- Tom Cruise isn't old enough to be in a retconned version of that film with Martin, Lewis and Jack Lemmon. Most of those Martin & Lewis duet movies were made in the middle '50's, so the baby would have to be someone who was older (e.g. Ron Howard, b. 1954), rather than Tom Cruise (b. 1962).

(For that matter, it's probably also incorrect for Ursula Andress to be there as well.)

posted by vhsiv at 10:04 AM on January 16, 2012


Golan-Globus presents: THE STAR WARS
posted by jquinby at 10:15 AM on January 16, 2012


Damn, this is well done!
posted by jenfullmoon at 12:30 PM on January 16, 2012


Bruce Lee as Neo? Oh hell yes.
posted by hopeless romantique at 1:02 PM on January 16, 2012


When the tyrannosaur ran amok in San Diego in Lost World: Jurassic Park, there was, for a second, a shot of a poster of Arnold Schwarzenegger in King Lear in a Blockbuster window.

y2karl: my all-time favorite movie poster was in the background of the video store for "In and Out": Arnold Schwarzenegger as Hamlet.

The same movie announced Steven Seagal as Best Actor candidate for "A Snowball's Chance".
posted by IAmBroom at 1:38 PM on January 16, 2012


Also: WHO wouldn't want to see Fritz Lang's "2001: A Space Odyssey"???
posted by IAmBroom at 1:40 PM on January 16, 2012


Arnold Schwarzenegger as Hamlet

"To be or not to be...Not to be."
posted by kirkaracha at 5:45 AM on January 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


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