Do you ever let your freak flag fly ?

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Do you ever let your freak flag fly ?

Postby Samoan » 17 Jan 2018, 16:49

For instance, doing the time warp again with all the props, costumes and malarkey at a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show or partake in a standing ovation, swept up in the emotion of the thing and perhaps by peer pressure ?

Apparently, cinema goers have been taking to their feet to applaud Churchill’s speech at the climax of Darkest Hour.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/shortcuts/2018/jan/16/is-it-weird-standing-ovation-at-cinema-audience-participation-darkest-hour
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Re: Do you ever let your freak flag fly ?

Postby Sneelock » 17 Jan 2018, 17:41

the old freak flag it ain't what it used to be.
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Re: Do you ever let your freak flag fly ?

Postby Matt Wilson » 17 Jan 2018, 19:27

Look at Churchill's history and you'll find he really wasn't worth celebrating.
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Re: Do you ever let your freak flag fly ?

Postby pcqgod » 17 Jan 2018, 20:51

I've been at plenty of movie screenings where the audience spontaneously burst into applause at the end, or even during the movie in response to certain scenes. In my experience, this usually happens at "blockbuster"-type movies...Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Avengers, etc. However, when I saw "Darkest Hour" there was a long and sustained ovation at the end, which surprised me.


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Re: Do you ever let your freak flag fly ?

Postby Pansy Puff » 17 Jan 2018, 21:17

I'm surprised that the Churchill film is getting this reaction. I guess the trailer doesn't do it justice. It made me think of The Strike
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Re: Do you ever let your freak flag fly ?

Postby Wally Bingbang » 17 Jan 2018, 21:29

I like to bring a big bag of fake vomit (creamed corn, tinned dog food and a bit of water) to screenings of The Exorcist and let 'er fly during crucial scenes.
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Postby Samoan » 17 Jan 2018, 21:30

I've been to just the one which had a joyful standing ovation, Strictly Ballroom and when my older brother saw Midnight Express it happened: I couldn't see it on it's release as it was an 18+ movie
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Re: Do you ever let your freak flag fly ?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 18 Jan 2018, 16:34

Harvey K-Tel wrote:I like to bring a big bag of fake vomit (creamed corn, tinned dog food and a bit of water) to screenings of The Exorcist and let 'er fly during crucial scenes.

I start levitating whenever the exorcists start shouting "The power of Christ compels you!"
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