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I always thought Billy Crystal would make a rather milquetoast psycho.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:49 PM on February 2, 2007


I preferred it uncut.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:53 PM on February 2, 2007


I love this Zach Galifiankis remake of the orgasm scene.
posted by mullacc at 2:55 PM on February 2, 2007


Nice try, this one, but the Sleepless in Seattle one actually pulled off menacing a bit more smoothly. This one tries too hard. The Top Gun one is still my all time favorite of the meme.
posted by psmealey at 2:56 PM on February 2, 2007


I love recut movies/trailers, but I didn't find this one as convincing as some of the others I've seen.

I agree with Blazecock, Billy Crystal just isn't menacing enough.
posted by Merlyn at 3:02 PM on February 2, 2007


Excellent recut, beats anything out there. Thanks for a great friday post Fandango_Matt.
posted by CameraObscura at 3:03 PM on February 2, 2007


Man, there was a lot of pissed-off walking around after Meg Ryan in that movie.

And I know the orgasm scene is iconic, but why ruin a perfectly half-decent faux-thriller recut by tossing that bit in? Zero menace. Sheesh.
posted by cortex at 3:03 PM on February 2, 2007


Meh. Not bad, not great, certainly not worthy of a front page post.
posted by Banky_Edwards at 3:07 PM on February 2, 2007


Wait. Wait. Wait! Top Gun wasn't a gay love story?

You know I have never seen it all the way through. I went to go see it on Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. Packed with pilots. They were laughing, making comments, and hissing so much I had to leave.

Billy Crystal would make a rather milquetoast psycho.

He would make a great Nazi collaborator, though.
posted by tkchrist at 3:07 PM on February 2, 2007


To Cortex: Yes! YES! YES!!!

You're so right.

What?
posted by Merlyn at 3:08 PM on February 2, 2007


Yeah the very end went pffp. Though this one did make superior reuse of comedic pauses and romantic pauses as ooky pauses.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:12 PM on February 2, 2007


tkchrist: Top Gun ( a guilty favorite of mine) is one of the best movies to get as a descriptive video. My local library has a wide selection of these. It's great to hear a narrator describe "Maverick enters the locker room, cracking gum in his brilliant white smile. He is a stocky, handsome darkhaired pilot and he throws his coat on the bench nonchanalantly." It's actually more homoerotic than usual.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:15 PM on February 2, 2007


This works both ways.
posted by Rhomboid at 3:16 PM on February 2, 2007


Okay, so I watched the Top Gun recut and the Zach Galifiankis remake of the orgasm scene... yawn.
posted by CameraObscura at 3:17 PM on February 2, 2007


That old shining one, which was posted here a long time ago, is really the only good one of these I've ever seen.

If you ask me, this concept is undeserving of a whole meme.
posted by koeselitz at 3:19 PM on February 2, 2007


I don't know who Zach Galifiankis is, but he looks an awful lot like that folkie who did that Hey Ya cover a while back.
posted by psmealey at 3:22 PM on February 2, 2007


The Shining remake is still, in my opinion, the best of these attempts, but the Harry Met Sally one does indeed do a good job of making the whole movie seem really scary and creepy. The Top Gun one linked above was funny, but not great. Thanks for the link.
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:31 PM on February 2, 2007


This was somewhat interesting but I thought the add-on comments from the creator at BoingBoing were much more interesting.
"I noticed something a little ironic today regarding Viacom, YouTube, and my little video. iFilm, owned by viacom, took the recut, copied it, and uploaded it to their own viral video site, without referring back to the original video embed. Meanwhile VH1, also part of viacom, was nicer about it and embedded the youtube on their best week ever blog. What's funny is that it all happened the same day Viacom takes public their spat with YouTube and orders 100,000 videos to be taken down. A little contradictory, eh?"
I didn't realize that iFilm simply grabbed stuff and jammed it on their site on their own. Is that accurate or did perhaps someone else lift it from YouTube and post it?
posted by phearlez at 3:33 PM on February 2, 2007


Huh. And was Eric Bauman involved somehow?
posted by cortex at 3:37 PM on February 2, 2007


Metafilter: milquetoast psycho.
posted by CynicalKnight at 3:39 PM on February 2, 2007


Big pile of meh. OK cutting but *not* as good as the shining.
posted by lalochezia at 3:41 PM on February 2, 2007


I kept waiting for the video to pick up or something.
couple of nice edits, but it lacked any real punch that was counter to the original movie's feel...

shining rules.
posted by Busithoth at 3:45 PM on February 2, 2007


I thought this was pretty good, but there was no good way of working the orgasm in and it would have been better left out altogether. It's about the weakest scene in the original movie anyway (which I love to bits).
posted by teleskiving at 4:21 PM on February 2, 2007


Why do people make such a big deal of the orgasm scene in the original movie?
About halfway through I knew it was faked.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:53 PM on February 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


This is my personal favorite w/r/t creative traileration.
posted by clockzero at 5:13 PM on February 2, 2007


I liked the use of women and men can't be friends.
posted by I Foody at 5:46 PM on February 2, 2007


"At Pharoah High, Ramses was the biggest playa around..." They shoulda called it Ten Things I Hate About Jews but it's still pretty funny.
posted by ZachsMind at 6:23 PM on February 2, 2007


Good one zachsmind. Samuel L Jackson is Principal Firebush.
posted by jouke at 6:30 PM on February 2, 2007


See, and I prefer the REQUIEM FOR A DREAM/TOY STORY mashup myself (although the TEN THINGS... is great).

That was ok. I throw my vote in for the "fake orgasm scene ruined what momentum it had" as well.
posted by Gucky at 6:43 PM on February 2, 2007


See, the problem here is that nothing is more horrifying than a Nora Ephron screenplay. Brrr.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 6:50 PM on February 2, 2007


Don't forget Bun-O-Vision.
posted by jimmythefish at 7:02 PM on February 2, 2007




I liked it. But I'm able to repeat most of When Harry Met Sally from memory, so I'm definitely a sucker.

Also, Lost in Translation, Forrest Gump, The Big Lebowski, (as mentioned) Sleepless in Seattle, American Beauty, Mrs. Doubtfire, Napoleon Dynamite, The Sixth Sense.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:02 PM on February 2, 2007


has someone mentioned Scary Mary yet?
posted by pinky at 10:27 PM on February 3, 2007


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