Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Back in the olden days, if you played lps backwards (a.k.a. "records" for those of you born after 1988), you might hear some secret messages. However, if you play films backwards, you get totally different movies. Welcome to Backwards Films!
Here are a couple of my own contributions:
A dancer with the Pittsburgh ballet school tires of her prim, confining schedule, and decides to explore the realm of exotic dancing in nightclubs. Eventually, she discovers her true calling as a steel welder.
Sandy, a wild, spandex clad girl from Australia decides that a future with John Travolta is no future at all, and spurns him after watching him recklessly race his car backwards down Thunder Road. She straightens her hair, removes her make-up, and starts wearing dresses with Peter Pan collars. Rizzo, her best friend, feels betrayed by the change and gradually becomes more hostile toward her increasingly "square" friend. When all hope seems lost, Sandy and John Travolta meet upon a beach and kiss passionately. However, when John Travolta says, "This is only the beginning," Sandy responds that it is the end. And so it is.