I've mentioned the film Once a couple of times and it has to be one of the best films I have seen in years. I was so excited when the song 'Falling Slowly' from the film was nominated for an Academy Award for "Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)" as I hoped the film would get some wider recognition.
Normally as I watch the Oscars ceremony I really don't mind who will win as its generally a pick from a good batch, but last night I so wanted Once to win. And when it did, it was probably the first time I ever jumped out of my seat and threw my fists in the air.
After performing it wonderfully on the stage earlier in the night, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova took to the stage to accept their statuettes. I was so excited but very disappointed when Marketa was cut off by the music. Either way I went to bed not caring about the rest of the show.
What I missed out on though was Marketa being called back to the stage by Jon Stewart to finish her speech. But thanks to the power of youtube you can watch all of it here.
You can also see the live Oscars performance of Falling Slowly here. And the film version here.
I really don't know why I post about The Hills. It's just so embarrassing that I am a fan and probably not something that I should broadcast. I know that. So laugh all you want. But that said I am so excited about the upcoming Season 3 extension. It premieres in the states on March 24 and there is a new extended trailer up here on MTV.com. We follow Lauren and Whitney to Paris and back again to LA, where we see more of Audrina, Justin Bobby, Heidi, Spencer and Brody. Seriously I cant believe I am posting this.
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.
- American Beauty.
- Air Force One.
- Alvin and the Chipmunks.
- An Inconvenient Truth.
- A Nightmare on Elm Street.
- American Pie.
- Apocalypse Now.
- Around the World in 80 Days.
- Back To The Future Trilogy. (Thanks Anon!)
- Back To the Future Part 2.
- Batman Begins.
- Be Kind Rewind.
- The Big Lebowski.
- The Birds.
- Blade Runner. And again.
- Boogie Nights.
- Boys In The Hood. Official.
- The Breakfast Club.
- Bridget Jones Diary. And again. NEW
- Charlies Angels.
- Children of Men.
- Die Hard. And again.
- Dirty Dancing. And again.
- Dune. NEW
- Easy Rider.
- Edward Scissorhands.
- ET. NEW
- Face Off.
- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. NEW
- Fight Club.
- Finding Nemo. NEW
- Forest Gump. And again. And again. (Thanks Michael!)
- The Forty Year Old Virgin.
- Freaky Friday.
- Full Metal Jacket.
- Ghostbusters. Official.
- Gladiator. NEW
- Gone with the Wind.
- Groundhog Day.
- Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.
- Home Alone.
- I Am Legend. NEW
- Indiana Jones.
- Jurassic Park. And again.
- Juno. NEW
- The Karate Kid. And again. And again. And again.
- Kill Bill. And again.
- King Kong.
- Kindergarten Cop. NEW
- Lars and The Real Girl.
- The Last Samurai.
- Lethal Weapon.
- Lord Of The Rings. Part 1 & Part 2. And again.
- The Matrix. And again. And again.
- My Fair Lady.
- No Country For Old Men. NEW
- Once. (via /film)
- Pretty Woman.
- The Princess Bride. And again.
- Psycho. And again.
- Purple Rain. And again.
- Pulp Fiction. And again. And again.
- Repo Man.
- Reservoir Dogs.
- Robocop. Official.
- Rocky. And again.
- Run Lola Run.
- Rush Hour 2. Official.
- Say Anything.
- The Science of Sleep.
- Scream. And again.
- Shaun of the Dead.
- The Shining. And again. And again.
- Silence of the Lambs.
- Snakes On A Plane. NEW
- The Sound of Music.
- Speed. And again.
- Star Wars.
- Star Wars Episode IV.
- Star Wars - A Cardboard Hope. NEW
- Star Wars Episode V. (via /film) NEW
- Taxi Driver. And again.
- The Thing.
- There Will Be Blood. NEW
- Titanic. And again.
- Top Gun. And again. And again. (Thanks $10)
- Total Recall.
- Twister. And again.
- When A Stranger Calls.
- 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.
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.
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.