I like to see interesting, arty, short films in the name of harmless entertainment. With this in mind, someone pointed me at Improv Everwhere recently. These guys go on ‘missions’ around the world, involving many people in a planned public stunt. The ones that really caught my eye are:
In this one, they have lots of sets of identical twins on a tube train, one each side of the train. When one moves, the other mirrors the movement. An inspired stunt.
In this one, members of the public in a cafe (staff and customers) suddenly, spontaneously, burst into song and perform a musical number. Very well done considering the circumstances.
This is one of my favourites. At a pre-determined point, in Grand Central Station, around 200 people just ‘freeze’ for 5 minutes on the main concourse. Very good.
A group of them make their way to the lit windows of a multi-story department store. Then, following signals from the ground, they start dancing. Would have been something to see!
Seeing as I’ve been having a few ‘whats odd on youtube’ posts, here’s another fun one.
Suicidal Trombones (their title, not mine) – see clip 1 and clip 2. Some pretty smart moves, although the trombones are just props – they don’t look like they are playing them … although I can probably think of one or two trombonists that I’ve known who probably could play and do this at the same time … mind you, occaisionally, this might happen.