Monday, June 30, 2014

The Greatest Unscripted Movie Scenes In Movies (Of The Day)

Some usual suspects here -- Indiana Jones shooting the swordsman in the market -- but many here I did not know were improvised on the spot. Good stuff from Screenrant.

The Godfather (1972)
Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) is more than the cold-hearted head of a powerful Italian mob family. That trait shows when he sentences a man to be beaten as retaliation for the beating of another man's daughter - all while gently stroking a cat. Thing is, the cat was never part of the original script. Some reports say that Coppola plopped the feline into Brando's lap just before filming began. Other reports say Brando found "il gatto" roaming around the set, picked him and gave him an offer he couldn't refuse (heh).

The Fugitive (1993)
In this famous showdown between Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) - a doctor wrongly accused of murdering his wife - and U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones), Kimble gets the jump on Gerard in the sewers. Instead of shooting the Marshal and making things worse, Kimble pleads his case to him saying, "I didn't kill my wife!" Gerard, with a sober tone and intense look on his face, responds with a simple, but brilliant and ad-libbed, piece of dialog, "I don't care." The line wasn't part of the script but those three words reinforced to Kimble, and audiences, that it didn't matter to Gerard whether the doctor was guilty or innocent of the crimes for which he was accused. He was going to get his man - no matter what.

The Dark Knight (2008)
As the Joker (Heath Ledger) waits quietly alone in jail after having been arrested by Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), Mayor Garcia (Nestor Carbonell) shows up to look over Gotham's latest scourge. While there he also promotes Gordon to the position of Commissioner. As the officers in the room applaud the announcement Ledger begins, unscripted, to slowly clap - never changing his facial expression. It was just a simple improvisation but one that was unsettling and darkly brilliant.

Being John Malkovich (1999)
Shortly after John Malkovich meets Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) on the side of the road he wanders off mad. As he does, a car passes by with a man leaning out the window. The man throws a can hitting Malkovich square in the back of the head while yelling, "Hey Malkovich! Think Fast!" - causing the Oscar nominated actor to scream out in legitimate pain. Neither the can throwing nor the reaction were scripted but the drunken extra in the car felt the opportunity was too good to pass up. Jonze thought the scene added to the character's frustration and left it in. Instead of being fired, the extra was added to the final cut of the film and given a raise.

Knocked Up (2007)

Crafting a good and funny insult is one of the hardest things to do but Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd are two of the best - proving it in this scene of put down jokes. This entire exchange between Pete (Rudd) and Ben (Rogen) while in the car was completely ad libbed by the two actors. The scene is only a few seconds long on the final cut but as an extra on the DVD, the scene goes on for over six minutes.

The Usual Suspects (1995)
Christopher McQuarrie wrote only one line for this scene - "Give me the keys, you f*cking c*cksucker!" - it was up to the individual actors to deliver it however they wanted. McQuarrie actually plays the cop speaking with the suspects and both his line to Fred Fenster (Benicio Del Toro) "In English please?" and Del Toro's reaction were unscripted. According to interviews on the DVD, the laughing during Del Toro's delivery was due to his constant farting while filming - boys will be boys.

The Warriors (1979)
In this scene, the script called for Luther (David Patrick Kelly) - leader of the vicious New York gang the Rogues - to drive up and provoke rival gang The Warriors to a fight in the streets by clinking bottles together. Kelly spontaneously added the now famous line "Warriors, come out to play!”

(25 more improvised scenes here)

Brave and Possibly Stupid People Of The Day

I would do this. I would probably break something doing it, but I would do it. Would you?

News: Man Steals Chicken Suit, Wears It To Wing Night At Bar Next Door

Man Steals Chicken Suit, Wears It To Wing Night At Bar Next Door

KANSAS CITY (ABCNews)-- Most burglars like to lay low after taking down a score.

But one man in Kansas City, Mo., was arrested after wearing his spoils in public -- a costume that looked like a bird suit -- waltzing into a pub next door, on wing night, police said.

The bizarre incident occurred when the man, whose identity has yet to be released, allegedly shattered the window of the Kansas City Costume Co. with a brick on Thursday night, and stole a heavy yellow fur cape and a vintage 1936 feathery hat, a store clerk told ABC News today.

“We heard someone breaking into the costume shop next door,” Chad Baber, general manager at the pub, The Cashew, told ABC News.

“The police came in a little bit, but couldn’t find the man,” Baber said.

About 10 minutes later, the man walked into the pub, with the two stolen pieces of costumes on.

“He just sat there and didn’t order any drinks,” Baber said. “Some people went up and took pictures with him.”

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"Then And Now" Photos Of The Day

These are always fun and a little bit poignant, too.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Horrible Celebrity Fan Art Of The Day

Good God. I use the terms "fan" and "art" loosely here.

I don't know who half of these are supposed to be. Luckily some are labeled for us. The others? Your guess is as good as mine.

Craigslist Ad Of The Day: Redneck Deathtrap Mower

best of craigslist > phoenix
Redneck DEATHTRAP! mower

It's your lucky day! you are looking at the "redneck DEATHTRAP".

The steerable 3hp McLane tiff mower with a brand new (well, slightly used) bright red hand truck attached as a sled. You'll be the coolest guy in the Wal-Mart parking lot when you pull up in your new ride to pick-up some more PBR.

This baby will do a (barely controllable) 20+mph but drives comfortably at 10mph.

Bring good shoes because it has no brakes...

You also get a beautiful re-purposed brown and white kitchen dinette arm chair (an heirloom from my mother) The seat is adjustable to accommodate the rider's height.

If you choose this "deathtrap" you also get the optional seating, catcher basket! $150.00

HURRY, there's only one.

John Deere cap not included.

Youtube video

Thursday, June 26, 2014

More Bad Knockoff Products Of The Day

In China the made of.

He cut off his own arm with that hatchet.

For kids with no personality

Danger funny!

Butter It Snot

Nothing comes between me and my Calvims.

Shaking is so 1975

Oh yeah, Nani. Whodafuck is Nani?

Demon Donkey is fun neddy lovely

As in "Take a..."

G is for goat

Somehow yelling out JUMBLING TOWER! doesn't have the same ring to it.

Do NOT get the creamed chipped beef.

Forget about butter. Only margarine for you.

It's just okay.

Tastes like hi-tops.


Silly Raccoon! Pranks are for kids.

G.I. Joe's weekend persona.

After losing two Death Stars, Vader got busted down to MP

I don't give two...

Gum for potheads


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