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Bad Sci-Fi, Starring: you

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Everybody wants to be in the movies, it seems, and it seems to me that this might provide a money-making opportunity. Some amusement parks already do something like this for a fee, but the idea here would be to increase the movie into a full-length feature film, with a rotating cast.

So here's the scoop: Start with the plot from a classic B-rated movie flick, say 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes' or something similar from the MST3K set. Fly a skeleton crew all over the world to film John and Jane Q. Public as the cast. It should be pretty easy to find enough people who will do anything to get their face on the big screen.

Show the final cut of the movie in the local $2 movie house close to its filmed location, reap in the bad reviews, and make a buck or two after the film crew's expenses are paid.

RayfordSteele, Aug 13 2002

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       People would probably post this chit on their web pages. What movie house (even the 2$ ones!) would pay to show an Attack of the Polar Tomato from everyone in the Q. Public Dynasty?   

       The best way to do this is charge people to inflate their egos, and then let them do what they will with the finished product. Hook them up with potential buyers just to make them think you helped them.
polartomato, Aug 13 2002

       I think someone already did this, but not limited to SciFi. [Later...] Hm: nearly but not quite (see link).   

       Second thought: how does this differ from the average home movie? (You might argue about the absence of a plot, but you did specify a *bad* sci-fi movie.) (Thinks of the film within the film in Bowfinger.)
DrCurry, Aug 13 2002

       croissant for not mentioning Siberia <g>
po, Aug 13 2002

       // how does this differ from the average home movie? //   

       They're not typically shown at the local theatre.   

       The key is to film enough locals who will then go pay to see themselves in any movie.
RayfordSteele, Aug 13 2002

       isn't this what Star Trek was for William Shatner?
rbl, Aug 13 2002

       RS: Ah. I think that's the approach they took in Gandhi.
DrCurry, Aug 13 2002

       "Ray, return to the bomb bay .... "
8th of 7, Aug 14 2002

       So a dozen years later I guess they call it YouTube.
RayfordSteele, Jan 20 2015


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