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Thu, Jan. 15th, 2004, 12:15 pm
one mood swing later...

I notice that the site www.workingtitlefilms.com is back up, so the Shaun of the Dead trailer is available again. Watch it and pay attention, I'll be asking questions later.

Thu, Jan. 15th, 2004 06:21 am (UTC)
bastun_ie

Looks excellent :-)

Thu, Jan. 15th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

I don't get that they claimed to be making a serious movie, though maybe the trailer just shows the sillier moments to attract the comedy fans.

Thu, Jan. 15th, 2004 08:03 am (UTC)
bastun_ie

Serious? You're joking!

Thu, Jan. 15th, 2004 08:24 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

Either that or I imagined it.

Judging from the trailer though it does seem serious in a strange way. If you were confronted by a dangerous creature you wanted out of the house you would initially panic, that's fair to say. For example see the bit after the news report where the guy in the tux with only one arm wanders into the house, the two guys on the sofa damned near crap themselves but once they realise that the zombies can only manage a very very slow stumble they realise that they have time to experiment with weapons (though records would seem a poor choice in any case).

In a lot of ways, the scenes in the trailer sort of gave me the impression that the characters are reacting to what has happened in quite a practical manner. Jokes and little screams aside.

Thu, Jan. 15th, 2004 08:45 am (UTC)
bastun_ie

The record scene ("Dire Straits?" *nod*) and the swingball tennis thingy definitely gave the imression it's a comedy... not to mention the escape over the garden fence with the trampoline...

Thu, Jan. 15th, 2004 08:52 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

I'm inclined to agree but the swingball bit did sort of make me think that, again since the zombie is going to take about two minutes to walk the two yards over to where he was standing, he had time to decide that a certain weapon wasn't worth bothering with.

I dunnow why I'm even making these points, it's obviously a comedy, I'm just looking for any justification for their (probably a joke, possibly my imagination and tenuous either way) claim that it was intended to be serious.