Thursday 10 August 2006

Jenga Genius

Have you seen the famous Honda advert? I wouldn't bother. It's rubbish.

Fraser and I decided we could do better when we were in Spain, so set up an epic Jenga/domino rally.

Unfortunately it went a bit wrong. We had worked so hard to set it up. Basically every day, we planned a section of the rally. When it came to filming it just all went wrong.

I think Fraser's cry of anguish, which is just barely audible on the video, really sums up the feeling. In a way, although you can barely hear his manly roar, it reminds me of some of the classic Vietnam movies, Platoon, Deer Hunter etc. You can almost imagine Fraser making a dash through the jungle, trying to reach the helicopter which will take him to safety, when just as he is nearly there he is cut down by a swathe of Viet Cong bullets. The last sounds we hear (in Dolby surround sound) is the dying Arrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh of a lost hero.

Just watch the movie. Don't be ashamed to shed a tear...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The film is never as good as the original. I will be able to tell my grandchildren "I WAS THERE".