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Thursday
Aug182005

A Few More Things that happens in Movies

Quite of lot of my time is spent in the world of make-believe. Anyone who knows me knows that. While reading Ju's blog about Only In 'Reel' Life and also the link, 40 Things That Can Only Happen In Movies I of a few more things as well.

I was watching Crusade last night. It's a spin-off from Babylon5. In this scene, they were trying to communicate with an alien they captured. Suddenly they realised that the alien could understand and speak perfect English. Not Chinese or German or French, all of which are much used around the world. This is assuming that these aliens were 'listening' to our satellite transmissions.

Only in Chinese kung fu movies, people fly and glide over rooftops. And when they fight, powder comes out of the sleeves of their clothes. Is it because they don't use deodorant but in order to mask those evil smelling pong that comes from their armpits after many hours of practising their kungfu, they have to use baby powder?

What about musicals? Do people 'talk' in songs? And when they do, suddenly there's backup music to go with it? Ok, this is not original. I actually read it somewhere. I think I read the English-speaking alien somewhere too. Can't remember but it did strike me last night.

In the 20 Thing list, they mentioned that all bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red digital displays so you know exactly when they are going to explode, AND the hero always managed to diffuse it at the last few moments, cutting it very fine.

And there's always those guys who will be killed very early on in the show. You can always recognise them. I can't very well tell you clues to what it is that makes their life so short. But they are there. Watch closely next time.
" Watch this Ali, this guy will die very soon"
"How you know?", Ali will ask.
"Sure one"
A few minutes later, that guys dies.
"Wah! Mummy. Really wor"
If I can't be stupendously smart in other people's eyes, I can surely be in my own girl's.


Reader Comments (8)

Really.. how did u know??? ;P
August 18, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterbenkenobi
How do I know what? That they are going to die? Perhaps I am a movie psychic :p
It's true, keep your eyes open next time. See the tell-tale signs. Don't bury your face in the potato chips bag lah
August 18, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterKaty
Btw, did you notice that it's actually '40 Things" and not '20 Things' as stated in the link? :)
August 18, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterjulian
now, now, do any of you guys out there remember the cantonese kung-fu black and white movies. Katy, you should. I remembered them fighting in the 'supernatural'. I am not sure how to describe the act but during my days it was enough to get me to sit upright in the cinema chairs. Those 'magical-fingers', if you know what I mean.
Frankly, I am looking for these movies in dvd format. Anybody seen any in the market?
Katy, I hope you remembered or am I that old (or ancient) ah?
August 18, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterjonathan
Ju: yeah so it IS 40.
Jon: nope, I don't remember :p
August 19, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterKaty
ur predictions is a sign u've been watching too much tv teacher!
August 23, 2005 | Unregistered Commentersuejan
How come I'm the only one who doesn't know the end of the story until it happens then? I can never tell who'll die, who'll fall in love or anything!
I do, howver, hate to watch the same film more than once.
Why don't they ever have to wash up, clean the fish tank or scrape the mush out of the juicer?
August 23, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
SueJan: A certain amount of TV is good for a ballet teacher. It stimulates imagination :p Julie: Oh,Oh, Oh, I have another to add to the list of things that only happens in movies. Last night, I remarked to Andrew that all movie homes looks like a page out of Lifestyle. No dirty dishes in the sink, dirty socks on the floor, spots on the table, unless, of course, it's relevant to the story to depict the individual as a scruffy fella.
August 23, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

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