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This one was difficult to do, because the original is quite good. The problem is I am too much of a scientist to accept supernatural facts. Of course, in this context, the movie character behaving like a normal being is very attractive and makes a great film. It opens the door for millions of similar situations. What could happen if Superman could walk out of a movie and offer us a favour or desire? What if we could enter Titanic and warn everyone about an imminent disaster?
“The Time Tunnel” was a TV series in the sixties that accepted that premise, and sometimes the heroes intervened to twist history in a proper way. But Woody Allen was very original in this movie, as in many others.
Check my version of “The Purple Rose of Cairo” in here: https://youtu.be/sENgSskreec
Batman picks up the phone
Joker? How are you? It has been a while. What are you up to? The End of the World? Tomorrow? Well, at least is something worth worrying about. No small fry. And where will that be?
Why in the Bank of Gotham? (….) To collect your money and deposit it right away? Sounds logical. I know the credit card companies do not wait. So, if they pay the ransom you will not bring about the End of the World? (….)
This is a reality video.
A guy travels in a crowded bus or subway, while talking to the cell phone. He pretends to be a mechanic working at this current time on a car and promising very early delivery. He makes noises to simulate a car in very bad condition. The hidden cameramen will register the surprised faces of the fellow travellers.
Also: a doctor in a surgery, a lawyer working on a case, a veterinary operating on a pig, a trucker driving in a remote location.
Batman receives a phone call in his cell phone. At first he touches several wrong buttons, finally he manages to pick up the call. The Chief needs help to disable several nuclear bombs set up by Penguin. Batman is ready to help. But in the meantime, another phone call enters by some telemarketer, and Batman is not sure on how to manage two phone calls at once.
At the pharmacy, several customers. There comes an old man with a backpack with an oxygen tank, with tubes coming out of the tank into his nose.
Customers buy minutiae, cosmetics, aspirin, ask prices, ask for advice. The old man is breathing with increasing difficulty, and looks worried as the level of oxygen goes down.
One customer worries about the old man and asks the pharmacist to hurry. Meanwhile, the old man tries to light a cigarette. The others discourage him. Continue reading
In a dental waiting room we see several patients with swollen faces and the typical bandage around face and head.
The camera focuses on each and the penultimate is … the Pope, with his typical miter (high hat) and ceremonial clothes. The camera shows: Patient 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Pope), 6, and then back to 5, as if notizing the Pope with surprise. Continue reading
The master reads the newspaper and the Genie offers:
– Coffee, Master?
– Yes, I could have some coffee
– Maybe with a little liqueur?
– Do me an Irish coffee. And a glass of milk.
– We are out of milk. The milkman should be coming any moment. And we are also out of whiskey. I have cognac. Continue reading
A tramp drinking from a wine carton while watching TV from a shop window in an electronics store, sees a wine sommelier explaining an expensive wine.
– This exquisite cabernet-sauvignon Roncesvalles has a hierarchical and elegant scent …
(the tramp smells his wine and behaves like a Lord) Continue reading
A singer is making playback, in a full auditorium. But he needs to sneeze. The playback continues as if nothing happened. Then he must answer the cell phone. Then an admirer asks for an autograph and a kiss.
During the whole song, the music continues as if nothing happened.
Finally, he salutes the public as if nothing was wrong.
Note: this sketch is an opportunity for a composer or a singer to show his artwork, or to a model to show his body.
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