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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Those wacky Swedes...

So Michel Gondry's latest film, "Be Kind Rewind" was (thankfully) playing in Fresno, for a couple weeks at least. Mediocre reviews might have pulled it before you were able to check it out, which in my opinion at least, was a bummer. I think it was a fun little flick to sit and watch. this isn't a review, however, but a little rumination, and maybe a challenge to some of our readers.

The legacy of the movie isn't going to be the film itself, but the widespread idea of "Swedeing". A Swede is an ultra-low budget/effort replica of a film (or a scene from a film). You could go on to Wikipedia and learn more about what a Swede is, but what would you rather have done in school: read a book or watch a movie? Yeah, movie...



Isn't that guys TIE fighter sound effect awesome? Anyways, I know there are a couple filmmakers who read this blog (and one who writes for it), and who knows how many lurking or aspiring filmmakers otherwise, so why not a little friendly competition? At best, maybe Fresno natives can generate a Swede or two and we can feature them on this site. If not, well...scour YouTube a bit, or go here and see what you come up with. Maybe someone has already Sweded your favorite flick!

5 comments:

Roque said...

Hmmm....so you willing to get launched and have 20 condoms filled with corn syrup explode on your chest so we can redux the "Desperado" bar scene? It's for the art, c'mon!

Robert said...

Sounds like my typical saturday night anyways. Lets do it.

Bryan Harley said...

Maybe we should swede a movie WHILE recording the next podcast. Muhahaha.

Roque said...

Any movie suggestions? Maybe "12 Angry Men" perhaps?

PartyMarty said...

What's this I hear about you guys Swede-ing Gigli? You wacky guys.