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Thread #135578 Message #3093975
Posted By: Jim Dixon
12-Feb-11 - 03:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: Do small errors in books, film &c matter
Subject: RE: BS: Do small errors in books, film &c matter
I'd like to see a scene in a comedy movie where they would spoof the crawling-through-the-ventilation-duct cliché.
First the bad guys would hear the loud rumble of the sheet metal flexing and bending under the weight of the crawler. They would also hear coughing and sneezing. Of course the intruder would be lost, since there are no signs saying, "This way to the secret laboratory." The hero's path would take him right over the table where the bad guys are playing poker. They look up in amazement at the sound. They draw their guns and take aim at the noisy bulge in the ductwork. Then the supports give way and all the ductwork collapses onto the floor.
Did I actually see a scene like that, or did I just imagine it? I am picturing Mike Myers as Austin Powers.