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Better Than the Reel Thing: Great Amateur Remakes

Guest Author Darius Monsef is the Executive Editor and Creator of Colourlovers.com, a website dedicated to Color Trends and Palettes. He occasionally writes about other topics, including film, all over the web.

A fan film, remake, spoofs… amateurs have been creating movies inspired by their favorite films for more than 40 years. Fan Films have existed since the 60s and the art of inspired shorts got a big boost from the recent movie Be Kind Rewind featuring Jack Black and Mos Def. In this movie the two go about “sweding”, recreating feature films and describing them as having come from Sweden. Whatever you want to call it, some of these amatuer works are as entertaining as their originals. Here are some great examples:

Tron

Back to the Future

Star Wars: A Cardboard Hope

Matrix Reloaded Lego

Jurassic Park

Lego Spiderman

Not Just Rough Cut Grainy Film… Recreating a 1,000 Extra Scene

How we 3 graphic designers created D-Day on a shoe string budget for the TIMEWATCH program “Bloody Omaha”…

MTV Movie Awards Honoring Amatuer Spoofs

MTV Movie Awards

This year MTV is making spoof videos a big part of the Movie Awards… they’ll even be giving a golden popcorn award to one of the winners. Speaking with an inside source, MTV will be building the 7 winning spoofs into the show… so not only will the celebrities in the audience get to see them so will the national  TV audience. Word is there haven’t been a ton of entries either, so this would be a good opportunity for some creative people to get on MTV.

8 Great Movie Trailer Recuts

And just for fun here are some clever and some very well done recuts of trailers to some popular movies…

10 Things I Hate About Commandments

Sleepless In Seattle – Horror Movie

A Top Gun Love Story

Glen & Gary & Glen & Ross (NSFW Language)

Scary Mary Poppins

300 – PG Version

The Shining – A Romantic Comdey

Titanic: Two The Surface

Goonies of the Caribbean

School of Rock – Horror

Even more trailers recut at www.thetrailermash.com

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