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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Movie Preview: "Snakes On A Plane"

how cool is the logo, huh? How Cool!!!

he whole blog phenomenon has changed the way information is being disseminated throughout the world. Being a proud part of this phenomenon, let me show you a movie that has, in part, been almost assured of its commercial success due to this hobby of the bored and tech-savvy, ladies and gentlemen, Snakes On A Plane!

Snakes On a Plane Started as your normal everyday garden variety B movie material project. Its about, well, snakes on a plane. An Idea so utterly dumb and shallow yet amazingly brilliant. Then Samuel L. Jackson came into the picture. Scriptwriter Josh Friedman startsd a blog. Movie blogs spread the news. Then the idea of Sam in the snakes on a plane in one movie inspired bloggers everywhere to monitor the filming and basically provide free publicity for the low budget flick.

"Snakes On A Plane quickly became an Internet meme soon after Josh Friedman's blog entry [1] and mentions on several Internet portals. The title inspired bloggers to create songs, apparel, poster art, pages of fan fiction, parody films, and mock movie trailers."

I was surprised that my mother, who touches the computer only to check email, knew about Snakes On A Plane after hearing about it on CNN.

The producers during the process of filmmaking, gave very liberal power to both the actors and the audience in deciding what the outcome of the film would be like. They will, after all, be buying the tickets.

"At one point, the film's working title was altered to Pacific Air Flight 121. In August 2005, a perturbed Samuel L. Jackson told an interviewer, "We're totally changing that back. That's the only reason I took the job: I read the title."In another interview in early 2006, Jackson claimed that once he learned about the movie title being changed he said: "What are you doing here? It's not Gone with the Wind. It's not On the Waterfront. It's Snakes on a Plane!" The film was soon reverted to the working title of Snakes On A Plane."

hey, this isn't the pastrami I ordered

I can just imagine how Hollywood execs are going to cash in on this new way of getting their tickets bought. Oh, insane Hollywood!

Props to Wikipedia


Blogger Mob said...

I don't care how bad this movie's going to be, I'm excited to see it! Sam Jackson cursing at snakes for an hour and a half? Sign me up!

1:45 PM

Blogger the rocketboy said...

Yup! That's what I thought!!

4:08 AM


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