April 3, 2014 1:33 PM   Subscribe

posted by Kabanos at 1:52 PM on April 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

This is how I feel after finding out that its not about making cars look cool by having them reverse.
posted by hal_c_on at 1:53 PM on April 3, 2014

That was super cool! Thanks for sharing!
posted by Kitteh at 1:55 PM on April 3, 2014

Very nice. I loved the music too.
posted by msbutah at 1:58 PM on April 3, 2014 [3 favorites]

Interesting how immediately obvious it is that he's not actually walking forwards. I wonder how much practice you'd need to learn how to walk backwards in such a way that, when reversed, it really looks like normal walking?
posted by yoink at 2:26 PM on April 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

Right now he's probably wondering where those photos in his camera went.
posted by ardgedee at 3:17 PM on April 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I got the trick right away, but still: amazing! It hurt my head a couple of times, especially when those girls showed up, trying to wrap my head around how that all played out, yet seemed natural, and for a minute they were like walking forward, and he was, well.... wow.

Also, props for the post title.
posted by valkane at 4:18 PM on April 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

Plus, this guy wins the walking backwards olympics. When the two of them were in the middle of the street, their feet looked like totally natural footfalls, especially the second guy, whereas the crowd seemed to be funny as to how their steps looked. Yeah, I'm a big Howdy Doodat.
posted by valkane at 4:23 PM on April 3, 2014

According to this, that clip was
just a short preview of a 9-hour movie that was aired in its entirety in France called Tokyo Reverse, part of a bizarre TV programming trend called Slow TV.
posted by stevil at 9:19 AM on April 4, 2014 [1 favorite]

Also, retro walking.
posted by Rash at 1:32 PM on April 6, 2014

Link to the full 9 hour show.
posted by zabuni at 12:59 PM on April 7, 2014

« Older "You see, there is a gay agenda. It’s true."   |   "Blue in the Face" Newer »

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments