The Real 2009 24 Hour Movie Marathon Bloopers

Fool Me Once…

It’s been a few weeks since the 24 Hour Movie Marathon for 2009, and I just realized today that I had forgotten to post the bloopers. So here they are.

The tribute videos that we do are not perfect, by any means. However, they also involve some thought and a small amount of planning, too. In our culture, though, the out-takes usually speak more about the character of those behind the electronic curtain.

Please be aware that there be spoilers here. Also, due to the content of some of the movies we watch, some of the subsequent videos and words in the following entry may not be suitable for some. You have been warned…


The Movie: Kung-Fu Hustle
The Scene: Dave and Mark have a climactic battle.
Why It Was Cut: This was our original envisioning of our Kung-Fu Hustle tribute. Our “wire-work” though, was awkward at best, and having Mark’s wife and kid sitting calmly on the sofa and watching him fly by just made it even more corny.


Cut due to being too silly. Even for us.


The Movie: Lars and the Real Girl
The Scene: Jorge orders his new love doll, but something is wrong.
Why It Was Cut: I don’t even remember why Dave cracked up. It’s not a good sign when you can’t keep it together so early in the event. 😉


Cut due to laughter.


The Movie: Near Dark
The Scene: Four vampires hang out and discuss recent events.
Why It Was Cut: Our first take of this was to try and make it appear as if I was on fire because of the tanning bed. However, we couldn’t make something realistic enough without burning the house down.


Cut due to really, really bad special effects.


The Movie: Batoru Rowaiaru (Battle Royale)
The Scene: The newcomers to the island get their weapons.
Why It Was Cut: I think this is my favourite blooper for 2009. Shelley just doesn’t stop rolling the whole time and adds a variety of sound effects. So awesome. You’ll also notice that she will point the camera at the floor whenever the take goes sour. So good.


Cut due to director FAIL.


The Movie: Batoru Rowaiaru (Battle Royale)
The Scene: The newcomers to the island get their weapons.
Why It Was Cut: We didn’t realize that Shelley was filming.


Cut due to cue FAIL.


The Movie: Batoru Rowaiaru (Battle Royale)
The Scene: The newcomers to the island get their weapons.
Why It Was Cut: I don’t even remember what the hell really happened here. I was wearing slippery socks and trying like nobody’s business to not slip and fall to my death as Rebecca attacked me. I think we just sort of petered out when it came to the battle part of the royale.


Cut due to general FAIL.


The Movie: Batoru Rowaiaru (Battle Royale)
The Scene: The newcomers to the island get their weapons.
Why It Was Cut: Shelley seems to be over-intense at the beginning, which causes her to crack up.


Cut due to dwindling intensity FAIL.


The Movie: Outpost
The Scene: Shelley is investigating the supposedly abandoned Nazi bunker.
Why It Was Cut: The goal of this was to spoof the lighting tricks in the movie. The lights would flicker and things would appear & disappear in the background around the main characters. Unfortunately, the camera had a light and we didn’t realize it until we were in the heat of things.


Cut due to equipment being too versatile.


The Movie: Outpost
The Scene: Shelley is investigating the supposedly abandoned Nazi bunker.
Why It Was Cut: We gave Shelley a mark, which she always hit, but there was some miscommunication. She wasn’t supposed to look at us until the last “lights on”. Unfortunately, she looked early.


Cut due to miscommunication.


The Movie: Outpost
The Scene: Shelley is investigating the supposedly abandoned Nazi bunker.
Why It Was Cut: This time Shelley didn’t look at me when the lights went on the first time. Unfortunately, she ended up looking at Dave during the next illuminating event. All I will say is that it’s a really good thing for Dave that I didn’t break wind when I was on the couch.


Cut due to Shelley being tempted by Dave’s stunning good looks.


The Movie: Moon
The Scene: Dave gets GERTY to awaken one of his clones.
Why It Was Cut: I don’t know where we were going with this. Rebecca was acting as the voice of GERTY (the body of which was played by Chris’ PS3 Box) and Dave was Sam. The joke was that I was Dave’s clone. Why I decided to use the voice I did? No idea. The last line pretty much sums it all up.


Cut due to GHEY.


The Movie: Moon
The Scene: Dave gets GERTY to awaken one of his clones.
Why It Was Cut: Dave just loses his shit. It was pretty late in the marathon, so this is not really an unexpected thing. Any of us would have done the same in his place, I think.


Cut due to Dave losing his shit.



Final Words

As always, these events are a lot of fun. Maybe in the future we can have satellite locations and each location makes their own tribute videos and posts their own bloopers. That would be a lot of work, but it’s definitely worth it.


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