by Sven Triloqvist
Sun Jan 9th, 2011 at 07:15:19 AM EST
Snacks on a plane (and other 'less ambitious' films)
This week one of the social networking site's trends, #lessambitiousmovies, has been swamped with posts including: The Devil Wears Uniqlo; Taxi Passenger and It's Not a Bad Life. Yesterday, #lessambitiousmovies was racking up 200 Tweets a minute. "A lot of movies have pretty epic titles," said cultural website Paste Magazine. "With #lessambitiousmovies, Tweeters have taken the liberty of making these titles more down to earth. PT Anderson's ultimate display of a man consumed by greed (There Will Be Blood) turns into a guy going to the doctor for a regular check-up (There Will Be Bloodwork)."
for your Sunday entertainment - Nomad
Here are a couple of samples:
Bridge Over the River Wye
Wartime movie set in Builth Wells as the unfeeling, faceless Ministry of Works oversees a group of stonemasons repairing moderate damage to the first and second piers of the bridge in rather poor weather.
1956 maritime drama; the tale of how a whaler-captain, Ahab, got over his resentment against the great white whale who cost him his leg, found closure and moved on. The story is told from the POV of Moby Derek, Ahab's faithful pet mackerel. The first (and, to date, only) example of Fish Dogme.
and some titles:
*Who's Afraid Of Virginia Bottomley
*The Man Who Would Be Mervyn King
*Apocalypse In A Few Moments
*The Bourneville Ultimatum
*The Mancunian Candidate
*Full Metal Cardigan
*The Hitchhikers Guide to Leeds
I trust ETers can come up with some fresh ones (titles + synopsis)...