One cellphone can ruin a movie
Posted 12 June 2005 - 10:20 PM
The strange thing is these have incredible production value, for being what they are (a silly joke asking audiences to turn off their cellphones) . The visual excelllence of these ads always makes me dissappointed that they're not actually trailers for films. I was wondering if anyone here knows what production company does these.
Posted 13 June 2005 - 01:40 AM
I am aware of those advertisements/warnings you are talking about, and feel the same way you do about the production value. Unfortunately, I do not know the company behind these fantastic teasers, but am equally as impressed by their consistent and entertaining nature.
Posted 13 June 2005 - 03:01 AM
First the oscilloscope looking one, then the Submarine one (not the best looking one I have seen), then the teen movie one, then the Indian one, and now this one. They have gotten better and better looking.
Posted 16 June 2005 - 02:59 PM
I have never had to kick anyone out yet, and I'm yet to hear any cell phones go off inside one of the auditoriums... We have signs all over the entryway, on the back of the tickets, on the doors to the auditoriums, ect that say "Please turn your cell phone OFF or on VIBRATE".
It seems to work...
Posted 17 June 2005 - 11:31 AM
I've long tried to develop automated machine-gun turrets which automatically target 1800MHz RF emissions, but it's proving a tricky sell to the cinemas.
Posted 17 June 2005 - 03:18 PM
"This theater would like to remind you that if your cell phone goes off, and everyone in the theaters beats the living crap out of you, it will be too dark for any suspects to be identified... that is IF we bother to call the police"
Posted 17 June 2005 - 05:04 PM
Fischer Edit, Minneapolis
Pacific Title, Los Angeles
Oh, and here's a link to one: http://pumpupthemovie.com
Edited by Gordon Highland, 17 June 2005 - 05:06 PM.
Posted 18 June 2005 - 12:03 AM
How about a sensible approach...
Besides kicking people out...
(I'd really like to see those 110lbs 17 year movie attendents
Actually try to kick out a 275lbs man because his cell phone rang...)
Or Maiming and killing them...
Why don't theaters just get signal jammers...to prevent cell-phone use.
They're not that difficult to install.
Besides everynow and then you need to take that important call...
Posted 18 June 2005 - 03:40 AM
I HATE PEOPLE WITH MOBILE PHONES IN CINEMAS.
i remember some dumbass woman during the lord of the rings premier a few years back that talked on the phone during the movie for 15 !!!! bloody minutes. seriously, if she would have been a guy, i would have lost it n hit her/him.
Posted 18 June 2005 - 05:12 PM
We also have a "3 strike policy", if your cause smoking, usuing cell phones (in the theaters only, cell phones ARE allowed in the lobby), causing trouble, ect you have 3 strikes, then your OUT FOR EVER ...
We have a no-tolerance policy on video recording movies: Not only will you be forever banned from the cinema, management may report you to the police.
Posted 18 June 2005 - 07:49 PM
Edited by DavidSloan, 18 June 2005 - 07:51 PM.
Posted 20 June 2005 - 01:49 PM
A roommate of mine about 10 years ago was in a theater, and the guy behind him kept talking to his pal through the movie, so my roommate stood up in front of him.
The guy said "hey, what the hell? Sit down"
The response was "if I don't get to hear the movie, then you don't get to see the movie".
Posted 21 June 2005 - 01:57 PM
Posted 22 June 2005 - 12:57 PM
They were shooting a scene for a MOW with Sheryl Ladd in it, and they chose this old rundown part of Roseville for this scene, where I happened to be helping a friend on a project at the local cable access, which was a 1/2 block down.
They should have checked out their locations better beforehand, because they set up right across the street from the Barker Hotel: a century+ old flophouse that rents to wino's & street people.
These guys came out to watch the filming, and every time they'd start rolling, this one plastered homeless guy would yell out "roll-em" or "cut" at the top of his lungs.
They could not get him to shut up. He just kept wandering around the street screaming this stuff out, and then another one started in.
Obviously they had to loop this scene, but you could see how difficult it was for the actors to try to stay in character and deliver lines with all this commotion going on, and the sun was going down as well, and they were shooting with just sunlight.