The Dinner Party

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The Dinner Party

Postby Graham » 20 Apr 2009, 12:26

Featuring the Vancouver team of Mike, Brad and Lindsay.

I would be lying if I said that the inspiration for this video was based entirely on those masks. Good times.
Also, I'm a fan of three-stage punchline. Yes, I know it's weird.
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Postby Cureless_Poison » 20 Apr 2009, 12:35

It's nice to see more of the "Dark Comedy" side of LRR, great work on the Van-city branches behalf.
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Postby unknowngamer » 20 Apr 2009, 12:36

Weird indeed, but I got a hell of a belly-laugh out of the last punch-line. That's gotta be the most unexpected ending to one of the videos since...ever I think.
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Postby ecocd » 20 Apr 2009, 12:39

It's guest star week on LoadingReadyRun and Kathleen's ditched her glasses for good measure! Any reason in particular you chose to shoot in Vancouver?

I wasn't really sold on the video until Brad and Lindsay were back in the car. Very fun dialogue there. The exploding car, however, had me scratching my head a little. It seems to me that rigging a car to explode wouldn't cost that much less two additional heads at a wedding. Then I asked myself how completely rational a a couple that's trying to reduce headcount for a wedding by using crazy dinner parties would really be in the first place. Maybe they've done this before and got a good deal since they bought the materials in bulk. It all makes sense now.
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Postby Smeghead » 20 Apr 2009, 12:42

I really didn't see where that was going, and I had a bit hard to get along with the story, but then teh end was nice and fun.

Well, maybe not "Nice"... carbombs aren't usually "nice", but you get where I'm going with this
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Postby Dave-O_Boy » 20 Apr 2009, 12:44

Oh how diabolical.
Now I know to avoid any dinner party that my engaged friends ask me too.
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Postby theDreamer » 20 Apr 2009, 12:48

YAY BRAD!

The only good part of that video WAS the triple punchline, for me at least. Everything was moving too slowly...

Still...the triple punchline made up for it.
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Postby Lyinginbedmon » 20 Apr 2009, 12:49

Nice end twist!

Overall, extremely surreal to the point I'm unsure how to react literarily.

Did Kathleen get a new haircut? Seems significantly shorter than the Desert Bus pageboy style.
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Postby WobblyTable » 20 Apr 2009, 13:00

I must say, this wasn't my favorite video, but I did enjoy two things immensely:

1) The ad, especially the end part.
2) Kathleen snapping from sickly sweet to deadly serious when Mike leaves.
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Postby Lawman » 20 Apr 2009, 13:00

I was getting more and more confused/anxious throughout the video – feelings I really don't like having while watching LRR videos. However, the thing that kept me watching was the knowledge that there'd be a pay-off at the end; and there were three! Wasn't expecting that.
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Postby teknotheef » 20 Apr 2009, 13:06

Dude... that was quality, from the ad to the end. a little different than normal, but I like.
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Postby crazycatdesign » 20 Apr 2009, 13:06

Ummm....okay....this was a bit strange.....certainly not typical LRR :shock: Feelings about it are still undecided.
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Postby Graham » 20 Apr 2009, 13:09

Man, if you guys think this one is weird... well, just wait for next week :)
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Postby crazycatdesign » 20 Apr 2009, 13:10

Can't wait....?
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Postby draco » 20 Apr 2009, 13:11

that was evil yet funny, but there seem to be some thing missing
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Postby Master Gunner » 20 Apr 2009, 13:13

My though process on the video went something like this: "ok...ok...weird, but I know the payoff will be good....ROF-*BOOM*......................*eyebrow*"


Surreal, but you pulled it off well. Thought the car scene was fucking brilliant, you knew just where any other video would cut, pushed right through that wall, then just when you couldn't push anymore, you set off a stick of dynamite. Majestic. This is how LRR rolls.
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Postby Hakaryu » 20 Apr 2009, 13:13

Where'd they get the masks from? Someone work in a hospital?
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Postby Narrator » 20 Apr 2009, 13:15

Yeah, I agree, the pacing was a little... off for this one. But the triple-punch was a nice pay-off.

I love the "drinking" with the masks on. Subtle, and nicely done. I hope we get to see the mask props put to good use in the future!

And serious props to Brad and Lindsay's scene in the car. Very well delivered. Part of the "Hollywood-North" talent pool? :wink:
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Postby Alterran » 20 Apr 2009, 13:24

Truly mad, if it weren't for the punch at the end I would have fallen over foaming at the mouth. Well played gentlemen.
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Postby King Kool » 20 Apr 2009, 13:31

That one was great. One of the best building videos in a while. It just kept getting stranger.
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Postby Matt » 20 Apr 2009, 13:31

so, why did we post this via blip, rather than youtube, considering it's on the youtube channel?

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Postby Lacerta » 20 Apr 2009, 13:32

Kathleen with short hair looks scarily like Morgan. Just sayin'.
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Postby Alja-Markir » 20 Apr 2009, 13:39

*squint*

Until next week, I suppose. Not my cup of tea.

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Postby Emperor Gum » 20 Apr 2009, 13:44

Fair play to Kathleen in this one: her arm acting in the add, the mask pull off, "saving money" delivary and obvious weird influence on the script; superb. The car scene was also brilliant, for some reason Lindsey putting her sunglasses on made me chuckle. Has she been in another video, she looks familiar? I understand people not liking it as much because it was pretty weird, but I thought it was awesome!
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Postby Unclever title » 20 Apr 2009, 13:50

I thought it was slow and overly awkward at first but then I realized it was build up to a punchline (after they were back in the car) then the car exploded.

I must say I laughed. A sinister couple, surely, but thorough.
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