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Film Karaoke

No songs, just scenes.
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Instead of songs, why not let people act out famous scenes from films. The relevant words would appear in the same way but the other characters' dialogue would be left in allowing you to share the stage with true heroes of the silver screen. I think any scene between De Niro and Pesci would be hilarious as would playing Father Merrin in some of the more extreme scenes in The Exorcist. The possibilities are endless. Bollywood films would also be excellent fun and would retain the singing element.
brewmaster, Mar 18 2002


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       Good idea. This was (sorta) baked by Tommy Cooper (UK comedy magician), who used to wear two different half-costumes (one on each side) and would act out the dialogue from a scene by being profile-on to the audience. He would just switch profile when each character spoke.
DrBob, Mar 18 2002
  

       I have been thinking about posting an idea based around a bar that is a 'safe space' for geeks of one sort or another. A film buffs' karaoke bar is so close to my thoughts as to render my own idea prenatally redundant. Croissant although this is not a place I would go without cringing. Would require a lot of props. (My geek bar was going to include ISDN points at every table, wheeley chairs, and lots of clever-edition Who Wants To Be A Millionaire quiz machines, as well as a video library to settle arguments about who said what in a film. Would be next door to a Forbidden Planet or other comic book shop.)
sappho, Mar 18 2002
  

       I'd completely overlooked the Skywalker worshipping masses. Just imagine the fights over who gets to be the emperor.
brewmaster, Mar 18 2002
  

       An excellent idea. Tuesday night is Ingmar Bergman night. "Do you play chess?"   

       I have been (accidentally) doing something like this recently. I got a copy of a tune that incorporates dialogue from "Heat" and have found myself sitting on the subway, walkman on, saying "We're here for the bank's money, not your money. Your money is insured by the federal government, you're not gonna lose a dime. Think of your families, don't risk your life. Don't try and be a hero." In a very loud voice. It makes people stare and then look away very quickly.
calum, Mar 18 2002
  

       I've always wanted to do the "My cousin Walter" monologue from Mallrats in public just to see if anyone would take the bait.   

       Jesus christ man, there's just some things you don't talk about in public!   

       Croissant because, although cringeworthy, it can never be as bad as real karaoke.
CoolerKing, Mar 18 2002
  

       you blank out Mel Gibson (in the scene from Lethal Weapon 3 where he and his female boss outdo each other with the size of their scars) and I will be sorting you out Mr Sealy, so watch it
po, Mar 18 2002
  

       <pouts> I thought we could *play* with the stars <pouts>
po, Mar 18 2002
  

       I'm sure this must be baked in bedroom role-play. He doesn't call this idea Public Film Karaoke after all. Or even Public Mainstream Film Karaoke. And Karaoke doesn't need to be just about the words.
sappho, Mar 18 2002
  

       Isn't this called "mime"?
waugsqueke, Mar 18 2002
  

       "Badges? We don't need no..."
"You dirty rat..."
phoenix, Mar 18 2002
  

       Can't believe nobody's mentioned Rocky Horror...
StarChaser, Mar 18 2002
  

       Ever watch 'Who's line is it anyway?'
phoenix, Mar 18 2002
  

       "I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five, your honour?"
DrBob, Mar 18 2002
  

       fight club
technobadger, Mar 18 2002
  

       I'm not liking the way your asterisks cradle the word "anything," Peter. Watch it.
bristolz, Mar 19 2002
  

       Yeah, the snide 'police state' crap is really getting old.
StarChaser, Mar 19 2002
  


 

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