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"The whole universe is in a glass of wine."
June 24, 2012 9:27 AM   Subscribe


 
Sometimes I feel like the entire purpose of the Internet is to remove the option of saying "No" when we ask ourselves "Why not?"

This is not always a good thing, but on balance, I'll take it.
posted by Tomorrowful at 9:39 AM on June 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


How do you even start figuring something like that out?
Well done, at any rate.
posted by Karmeliet at 10:00 AM on June 24, 2012


I tried to explain what was happening to my daughter by doing a simple demonstration with one, untuned wine glass.

I failed! This is hard!
posted by mazola at 10:06 AM on June 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Best my friends and I could ever do was the Jaws theme. It's only two notes and we mostly failed.
posted by maryr at 10:10 AM on June 24, 2012


OK so I notice that this video has Japanese language words on it, which makes me realize that, probably, HP is as popular in Japan as it is over here.

Which suddenly sparks my curiosity: Are there foreign films in the line of HP, LoTR, etc., that I have never heard of, but actually have huge fan bases and are considered to be very high quality etc?
posted by rebent at 10:14 AM on June 24, 2012


Are there foreign films in the line of HP, LoTR, etc., that I have never heard of, but actually have huge fan bases and are considered to be very high quality etc?

I don't know if you've heard if it, but the Dozor trilogy from Russia may qualify. Expensive fantasy action trilogy based on a hit book series.

The director, Timur Bekmambetov, went on to make Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in Hollywood.
posted by eugenen at 11:04 AM on June 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


How do you even start figuring something like that out?
Well done, at any rate.
posted by Karmeliet


I don't think you have to. My understanding is that you basically make a keyboard out of glasses that are all tuned to pitches, and then if you can read music, just, you know, play it on the wine glasses instead of keys.

I love this stuff, though. Reminds me of this classic that will stick with me forever, because of the added variable of literal velocity!
posted by lazaruslong at 11:14 AM on June 24, 2012 [6 favorites]


The entire side panel of suggested videos are Harry Potter themed. Mostly behind-the-scenes footage. There goes my whole afternoon.
posted by FirstMateKate at 12:22 PM on June 24, 2012




I love that theme. It's kind of spooky and anticipatory and it makes me want to bring my shoulders up to my ears whenever I hear it.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 2:57 PM on June 24, 2012




Are there foreign films in the line of HP, LoTR, etc.

The short answer is no: there's nowhere other than Hollywood where a billion dollars is spent to make a fantasy film series. Usually that kind of stuff is animated.
posted by mek at 3:41 PM on June 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


You're a lush Harry!
posted by The Whelk at 5:04 PM on June 24, 2012


I watched the video thinking "I have no idea what the Harry Potter theme sounds like. I wonder if it has secretly wormed its way into my ear anyway."

Turns out yes.
posted by 256 at 5:54 PM on June 24, 2012


Ugh, the girl who lived in the dorm room next to me had the HP theme as her alarm clock. It was a dorm of new construction, with relatively thin walls. One awful weekend, she went home for the weekend and forgot to turn off her alarm. "Da dum de de dum de dum dum dum de de dum de dum.... Da dum de de dum de dum dum dum de de dum de dum.... Da dum de de dum de dum dum dum de de dum de dum.... Da dum de de dum de dum dum dum de de dum de dum...." over and over and over.
posted by ChuraChura at 6:31 PM on June 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


One of the greatest experiences of my entire life was going with my mom when I was a wee teenager to see the midnight premiere of Sorcerer's Stone when it came out. My mom and I were excited to begin with, as we were big HP fans in general, but when that theme song started playing at the very beginning of the movie, my mom did this thing where she simultaneously grabbed my hand and my head with hers and like squeezed as she danced in her seat. The unadulterated look of pleasure and joy on her face was just too much. She was like a big kid -- and my mom is pretty reserved sometimes. I will never not be able to think of that moment of happiness now upon hearing the HP theme... And I am so glad because of it.
posted by Hello Darling at 9:00 PM on June 24, 2012 [7 favorites]


Sorcerer's Stone


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
posted by Pendragon at 12:40 AM on June 25, 2012


0:53 shit just got real
posted by obiwanwasabi at 2:26 AM on June 25, 2012


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