CANADA MAKES KARAOKE STRIDES
First, music. Now movies.
In Vancouver (that's British Columbia to you), now you can "say along" with your favorite movie scenes. They're calling it movie karaoke, which doesn't mean anything in Japanese, because as we all know, karaoke means "open orchestra."
Still, this sounds pretty funny...
When organizing the first movie karaoke evening, Myara worried that people might be too shy to participate, but those fears were unfounded as wannabe thespians lined up to show off their acting skills. A two-man comedy troupe called Bob Loblaw, which will open Sunday's show, opened the July event with the piano scene from the movie Big, during which Tom Hanks plays a large floor piano by dancing along the keys.
Other highlights included one brave woman reenacting the now famous Meg Ryan fake orgasm scene from When Harry Met Sally, and a group of about 10 people who ran in slow motion across the stage, while the famous running scene from Chariots of Fire played out behind them.
I'd have to choose some early (Greenwald, oops, I mean) Ringwald, but I'd need a partner for most of those scenes, and I'm not real good at sharing stage time. Perhaps I would attempt Jack Nicholson's "You Can't Handle the Truth" monologue, or Alec Baldwin's "You Think I Have a God Complex" monologue from Malice. Pretty much any segment of WHMS would work too. Or any scene from the Princess Bride ("I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you..." "Have fun storming the castle!" "I will go up to the six-fingered man and say...") My inner comedian wants to recreate the hilarity of Soapdish or any of Christopher Guest's films. And although the drama queen in me is toying with the ending of The Wizard of Oz or any of the high drama Scarlett scenes from GWTW, I could also be tempted to interpret Paul Giamatti's soon-to-be classic monologue from Sideways, which I saw yesterday, where he brilliantly expounds on the qualities that make the pinot noir grape his favorite.
Hey you, Urban Kvetch readers...which movie scene would you reenact?