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January 25, 2010 11:53 AM   Subscribe

Movie made by chimpanzees to be broadcast on television.

[insert joke about film school]
posted by billysumday (37 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
[insert joke about Avatar]
posted by briank at 11:55 AM on January 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


Too...many...jokes...can't...pick...one...
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 11:57 AM on January 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of the second and third Bourne movies with that cinematography.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 11:59 AM on January 25, 2010 [3 favorites]


Surely they wouldn't have picked that music in the clip. FRAUDS!!
posted by Corduroy at 12:00 PM on January 25, 2010


They letterboxed it! THOSE MANIACS!!!!
posted by ExitPursuedByBear at 12:00 PM on January 25, 2010 [3 favorites]


Better than the stuff made for chimpanzees, which is all the networks show now.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 12:02 PM on January 25, 2010


Yeah, yeah, we just had a post about reality TV a few hours ago.
posted by GuyZero at 12:03 PM on January 25, 2010


At last! A new idea for Hollywood to copy.
posted by Cranberry at 12:04 PM on January 25, 2010


You may remember me from such films as Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off.
posted by Babblesort at 12:05 PM on January 25, 2010


I bet the directors cut would fill in some of those storyline gaps.
posted by Liquidwolf at 12:21 PM on January 25, 2010


Next phase in the experiment: post the videos on YouTube and let the chimps comment. Once comments are posted, compare people on Youtube vs the chimps. The public view would be something like the MeFi vs YT comparison (projects), except less blue and more "ook" (or is that only orang-utang slang?)
posted by filthy light thief at 12:23 PM on January 25, 2010


Even if it's a flop theatrically, all the sex is sure to make it a Cinemax staple. Provided that they can add C. Thomas Howell in post-production.
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:24 PM on January 25, 2010


I've already seen the MTV Music Video Awards, but thanks.
posted by Ratio at 12:24 PM on January 25, 2010


"I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. Teeny."
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:27 PM on January 25, 2010


And these monkeys, they are related to Michael Bay how, exactly?
posted by dbiedny at 12:29 PM on January 25, 2010


That John Edwards!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:31 PM on January 25, 2010


The joke is that certain films and teevee shows made by humans are of low quality, as one might imagine chimpanzees would make.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:36 PM on January 25, 2010 [4 favorites]


I'm sorry, the dolphins have the chimps beat today.
posted by bearwife at 12:38 PM on January 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


i prefer
lancelot link, secret chimp
posted by robbyrobs at 12:45 PM on January 25, 2010


Well, you know what they say. Give a million monkeys a million cameras and a thousand years and they'll eventually give you Kubrick.
posted by Effigy2000 at 12:46 PM on January 25, 2010 [3 favorites]


> The joke is that certain films and teevee shows made by humans are of low quality, as one might imagine chimpanzees would make.

See The Barefoot Executive (Disney, 1971)
posted by mosk at 12:46 PM on January 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


Movie made by chimpanzees to be broadcast on television.

I'm sorry, but I sincerely doubt the chimpazees made the movie to be broadcast on television. Firstly, I don't think chimps have a clear idea of what television is. Secondly, there's no way they wouldn't hold out for a feature release.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:48 PM on January 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dammit, robbyrobs beat me to the Lancelot Link joke. But here's a better link. (Better Link link?)
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:49 PM on January 25, 2010


So this is kinda like the Lifetime Channel then, right?
posted by hal_c_on at 1:13 PM on January 25, 2010


CoCo ! CoCo! COCO!!

Hey wait ...
posted by Poet_Lariat at 1:19 PM on January 25, 2010


Give a million monkeys a million cameras and a thousand years and they'll eventually give you Kubrick.

Conversaly, give one monkey one camera and eventually he'll produce the most recent season of Heroes.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:38 PM on January 25, 2010


I saw an early release and felt it was a little too nit-picky for my tastes.
posted by quin at 1:39 PM on January 25, 2010 [5 favorites]


This sounds awesome. The initial chimp video (on the BBC site) seemed pretty cool, though a bit wobbly (to be expected for chimps, I bet). What would be really interesting to see is if chimps developed any filming techniques, learning to frame things, etc. That would give us an interesting perspective on how chimps interpret and view their surrounding environment.
posted by HabeasCorpus at 3:00 PM on January 25, 2010


looks like someone had better design a chimp proof steadicam cause these monkeys can't operate handheld worth bananas.
posted by nathancaswell at 3:14 PM on January 25, 2010


Screw the chimps, I'm with Koko.
posted by naju at 3:26 PM on January 25, 2010


The film gets much more entertaining when the chimps escape, steal a van*, and kidnap Jane Goodall.



Spoiler alert: did I mention the van can talk and is filled with cocaine and assault rifles? It's basically Knight Rider meets the A-Team, meets Miami Vice, meets BJ and the Bear... except with better acting.
posted by Davenhill at 3:31 PM on January 25, 2010


chim-pan-zee that MONKEY NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by angrycat at 3:38 PM on January 25, 2010



So I now have less creative talent than both a group of monkeys and group of finches .

Damn.
posted by Erberus at 4:01 PM on January 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


I give it 4 1/2 bananas.
posted by jonmc at 6:51 PM on January 25, 2010


Nonja, an orang-utan at our local zoo, uploads her photos to facebook.
posted by dnial at 3:40 AM on January 26, 2010


The Phantom Menace
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:11 AM on January 26, 2010


I know there are some brutal mutilation/snuff easter eggs in there and I'm not letting my kids watch it. Chimpanzees are degenerates.
posted by toodleydoodley at 6:22 AM on January 26, 2010


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