Back during my days at UT, I went to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show
at the UC. I'd never been before, but knew someone who'd seen it enough times before that I wasn't outted as a novice and publically mocked.
All I can say is--it was quite the expereince. I recall this girl from one of my classes was there and played the part of Janet. It was kind of difficult to see her in quite the same light during class after seeing her parade around in her frilly bra during the show.
But, I digress...
So, a whole group of middle Tennessee people
is planning to go see Snakes on a Plane
in a few weeks. In fact, the date has been set for August 19th to see Samuel L. Jackson take on a whole planeload of snakes. So, if you're in middle Tennessee and want to go, let us know. We're probably going to head out to the new theater out in Mt Juliet and you may or may not want to Fandango
a ticket. I'll get back to everyone on a time to go as Snakes get closer.
Saturday during the meeting of the Middle Tenenssee Bloggers and Podcasters
, Christian Grantham
suggested that while it would be fun to see Snakes on a Plane
with a group, it might be even more fun to figure out some kind of cue with which to announce our group presense to the theater
, along the lines of Rocky Horror.
Sorry to break it to you ladies, but I won't be taking my shirt off.....
But anyway, after much discusson (two minutes) several of us (three people) agreed that this would be a great idea. But the question is--at what cue do we respond and how to do we do it? Now, I've heard for months that they went back and re-shot much of the movie to make it R-rated instead of PG-13....mostly so we could hear Samuel L say, "There are m*********** snakes on this m********** plane." Or something along those lines.
I know that Michael and Evo
of Michael and Evo's Wingin' It are hopeful this line will appear. And if we lived closer to Phoenix, Arizona, we could join forces with them, possibly renting out a theater for a screening and just going nuts. I know Evo is pinning a lot of hope on this line or some derivation of it will appear in the film.
Now, I know there's a novelization of the film out, but honestly I ain't gonna read it. I don't think greater character development and backstory is gonna help. But not reading the novelization means that it makes finding the cue for our response that much more difficult.
Personally, I think we should go for the derivation of the line that everyone is hoping will be in there. I'm not sure what a good response would be that would not force management to ask us to leave the theater. Maybe some applause or a round of "Hell yeah!" when we hear it.
So, that's our quandry. We've got about a month to come up with something, so that gives us some time.
So, here's where we need your help. Join in the conversation here or over at the This is Smyrna blog.
Also, post about this on your blog if you're so inclined. Get the fever spread and maybe we can all say we were there on the ground floor for the new trend for a new cult film. You can tell the grandkids about it someday...
Also, I wonder--should I phone into Wingin' It's voice mail show and tell them of our plan and see if we can get not only Nashville to do it, but also get other areas of the country to do it as well?
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/25/2006 02:59:00 PM