George C. Scott Doesn’t Like Adam Sandler Movies

Via Jim Emerson, one of the best trailer remixes I’ve seen in ages. The video intercuts between the trailer for the new Adam Sandler movie, Jack and Jill (featuring a paycheck-cashing Al Pacino), and scenes from the 1979 Paul Schrader movie, Hardcore, in which George C. Scott discovers that his missing daughter has been working in the porn industry. Great stuff.

6 Comments »

  1. Brett Boessen Said,

    July 12, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    Will this be the next Downfall remix, remade for every mediocre to bad film (or film trailer) out there?

  2. Chuck Said,

    July 13, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    I’d be interested to see if it becomes a meme. I don’t know if it allows for as much cleverness as the Downfall remix, but I could be surprised.

  3. Brett Boessen Said,

    July 13, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    Agreed.

    Admittedly, it creeps me out a bit that the original context for the Scott scene is so different from the one in which it has been thrust…seems to me that might undercut its usability as an all-purpose meme in the way Downfall was. That scene holds a perverse joy for our global culture it seems to me.

    Does it count as “becoming” a meme if I make my students do something with it? ;)

  4. Chuck Said,

    July 13, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    Of course the Downfall scene has been completely repurposed, so its origins likely won’t matter.

    Now that I think about the GC Scott scene, I think it could work really well. Just imagine him responding to a speech by Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann or one of Pawlenty’s movie trailer ads.

    Aren’t student assignments how memes start?

  5. Brett Boessen Said,

    July 13, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    Yes! See? The creative juices are flowing already. The possibilities (for highlighting abysmal stuff) are endless!

    At the very least, if we *tell* students that’s how they start, they might find some additional motivation to pull out all the stops. ;)

  6. Chuck Said,

    July 13, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    I think I hadn’t had enough coffee yesterday when I made that first comment.

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