A countdown made from countdowns in movies


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/29/countdowns-in-movies.html


#2

O me first, OK

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#3

This pleases me a lot more than it probably should :slight_smile:

Also, although I know many of the source movies, I can’t for the life of me figure out what the characters were referring to when uttering their number. A mystery!

And lastly: It’s also a love letter to escapism and the wide range of worlds I get to escape to when watching movies. From space smugglers to scantily glad egyptian princesses (it’s always very warm in ancient Egypt, you see…) I can have it all!

Now I shall watch a countdown again! Onwards!


#4

I was thinking much the same thing. But hey, it’s an excuse to go back and watch a bunch of great films again. :slight_smile:


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#6

Glad to see Bill and Ted got 69, little disappointed in 42 though.


#7

So how did he go about creating this video? Obsessing over numbers for years, writing down every number uttered in a movie, or is there a searchable database for everything said in a movie?


#8

Grab subtitles from opensubtitles,org
Grep for numbers
???
profit


#9

Obligatory “Yo, Dawg! I heard you liked countdowns so I counted down some countdowns so you can count down countdowns while you are counting down count downed countdowns.”

Erm… or words to that effect.


#10

I didn´t think of that, but now that you mention it I’m disappointed too.


#11

Aww, no fractions for humor’s sake? Apparently, there’s “one half” somewhere in The Driver 1978. I wouldn’t doubt there’s more elsewhere.


#12

I was grinning the whole way though. Very satisfying. 8/8; would r8 again.


#13

Personally, I’d have gone with Clint on 44, rather than 45.


#14

I’m very disappoint. 47 was not from Star Trek.


#15

Its wonderful that people can have opinions on something as strange as which number quote from a movie should be used.


#16

Nobody can eat 50 eggs


#17

I made one without the white guys. It’s slightly shorter.


#18

A countdown made from countdowns in movies

Pedantic objection: most of those are not from countdowns in movies. They are just numbers uttered in movies, neither preceded by greater numbers nor followed by lesser ones.


#19

Not me, Blind Pew was a great character!


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