Sunday, March 15, 2009

If You Watch Jaws Backwards...

I have watched Memento backwards (it's still fairly confusing) but these are great:

From a thread on Reddit, that said: If you watch the movie Jaws backwards, it's a movie about a shark that keeps throwing up people until they have to open a beach.

Over 1000 comments followed. Here are just a few of my favourites:
If you watch Scarface backwards, it's about a man who gives up cocaine and crime to follow his dream of becoming a dishwasher to earn enough money so he can visit Cuba.

If you watch the Matrix backwards it's about Neo saying 'fuck it' and leaving the resistance to go work in an office.

If you watch Heroes backwards you realise that it's been getting progressively better over time.

If you watch Memento backwards, it's... Um. I forget.

If you watch Fight Club backwards, you see Ed Norton turn from a crazy streetperson into a successful productive member of society.
What is your favorite movie about if you watch it backwards? Mine is about the United States government unpacking the Ark of the Covenant from a non-descript warehouse and then giving it to the Nazis before Indiana Jones buries it in the desert and makes his way to South America to return a golden idol to a jungle temple.


Anonymous said...

I loved Memento. Own it, even. Fight Club is probably my favorite movie, but the other top 2 would be:

Being John Malkovich-
A large party of people who are currently living inside John Malkovich's brain find a mysterious exit which leads them to the 7 1/2th floor of an otherwise generic office building. John goes on to serve as the world's most famous puppeteer until one last man is expelled from his brain and handcuffed to a dayjob filing paperwork and a miserable marriage.

American Beauty-
A middle-aged man is brought back to life and decides to live to the edge. After a momentary experiment with homosexuality and another close encounter with a 16yo girl, Lester determines that it is far safer to smoke pot and remain married to a miserable, adulterous hag who is cheating on him with the King of Real Estate.

12 Monkeys and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest rank very highly for me as well. In some ways, 12 Monkeys might make a little more sense as well. Interesting.

Van Zan said...

If you watch 2001: A Space Odyssey backwards...
A progressive starchild turns into a liberal astronaut called Dave Bowman who turns into a neocon hawk who likes hitting things who turns into Rush Limbaugh making stupid noises in the wilderness.

Bill said...

These are great. There's a whole bunch of these if you watch it backwards on IYWIB.com.