Attempt to: Complete List of Sweded Movies....


I am a huge fan of director Michel Gondry and I am so excited about the upcoming release of his new film Be Kind Rewind (out Feb 22 in the states, March 20 in Australia). The plot works around the idea that video store employees recreate movies after the tapes are erased.

In the film this process of recreating and reshooting is called 'sweding' and Michel Gondry and actor Jack Black introduce the topic here in a video called 'How To Swede'.

Popping up on youtube and other places are tonnes of 'sweded' movies that people have created and this is my attempt to compile them all. Please submit via the comments any I have missed.


NOTES:
- Those marked as 'official' are from the film and can be found on the official website and/or on the Be Kind Rewind youtube page.
- Read more here and watch the official trailer here.
- View Michel Gondry's sweded Be Kind Rewind trailer here.

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SWEDED LIST UPDATED: 14 March 2008.

Needless to say is that I have had many enquiries about this, with more people linking to this than anything else ever posted in the 3 years of Snacked. Thanks to all those who linked to this and to everyone who submitted their videos and other ideas.

I did have some media enquires and the questions I was asked got me thinking about what makes a sweded movie a sweded movie. And so I want to use this update as a way to explain some which are 'missing'.

For example, Brandon Hardesty's videos are absent as they were not made after the film, nor are they labeled as 'sweded'. And the PropellerTV ads are fantastic, but weren't made with the intention of 'sweding' something for the fun of it.

It may seem a little futile and pedantic, to have such rules, but my initial goal was to create a list of sweded films. Sweded as in inspired by the film Be Kind Rewind, which is where the term came from. I just think its more fun that way. The other option is that I create a list of every homemade video online that parodies another film and that's really no where near as fun, and frankly I wouldn't have the time. This list took long enough!

Also a final note, there is a sweded movies site thats compiling stuff as well.


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SWEDED LIST UPDATED: 17 April 2008.

I am totally surprised that this is still going, and that the majority of my traffic is to this page. It astounds me.

The first thing to update this time round, is that the film has been released in Australia! Woo hoo!

Secondly, I have added a couple of new Star Wars videos, which are probably two of the best I have seen. The others that I have added include Juno, Dune and Snakes On A Plane. Also, it was about time someone did Gladiator and someone has! so that's up there too.

14 comments:

  1. hey thanks for that!

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  2. Chryde3:37 AM

    A bunch of french ones all made the same day by guys from the same company...

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  3. Here is my favorite version of Top Gun:
    http://beta.filmmakingfrenzy.com/sites/filmfrenzy_beta/ViewFilm.aspx?FilmId=137

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  4. Here's my entry into the Be Kind Rewind UK competition... a 2-minute remake of the best film ever:

    Forrest Gump
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHHPyTf7gcY

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  5. Anonymous3:29 PM

    How about a sweced version of the Charlton Heston classic . . .


    PLANET OF THE APES!

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  6. Here's a site thats working on a similar task: swededfilms.com.

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  7. Until last weekend, "Aliens" hadn't been Sweded (probably because it's visually complex). Some friends and I filmed it last Sunday.
    Enjoy:

    "Aliens (Sweded Edition)"

    http://www.blogadilla.com/2008/04/14/aliens-sweded-edition-part-1/

    http://www.blogadilla.com/2008/04/16/aliens-sweded-edition-part-2/

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  8. Here's the best two I've found:

    TOP GUN:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tBSg_DYuK0

    SNAKES ON A PLANE:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEOHxm_XIBc

    You should totally add these to your list!

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  9. A sweded citizen1:05 AM

    They even make sweded music now!
    Look:
    http://www.swededringtones.com
    and here:
    http://www.phonesherpa.com/swededringtones
    Forest Gump and the terminator are really cool!

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  10. Thx, that's a great work!
    For all the Sweding's lovers out there, there's some "Sweding Community" on the internet? If not, why not to create one?

    F

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  11. Great list!

    I borrow that one :)
    I'm also creating a sweded movies list over at my site
    www.swededmovies.org

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  12. watch this movie online freeat this site
    best movie to watch

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