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"Noises Off!" - Input Junkie
September 19th, 2009
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"Noises Off!"
You know the idea that if you pay too much attention to conspiracy theories, weird stuff starts happening to you?

Well, "Noises Off!" is a movie (originally a play) about people putting on a bedroom farce, and quickly enough, their lives turn into a mess of conflicting relationships, impulsive lies, and slapstick.

Or, as Checkhov said, if a cactus appears in a comedy, someone is going to sit on it.

I first heard about this movie in rec.arts.sf.fandom (this is probably the result of the right search, but the link is broken) with a claim that the play was the funniest thing ever-- the movie is extremely funny but not nearly that good.

Still, I recommend it if you like that sort of humor and haven't seen the play.

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From:bradhicks
Date:September 19th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
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If you've ever worked in theater, Noises Off! is even funnier.
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From:alexx_kay
Date:September 22nd, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
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+1.

I first saw it at the cast party for an amateur show I had directed. I laughed so hard, I almost fainted from lack of oxygen.
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From:agrumer
Date:September 19th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
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Could you put the closing quotation mark on that URL? It's messing up my the layout of my Friends page.
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From:nancylebov
Date:September 20th, 2009 09:45 am (UTC)
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Done, and sorry that I missed your comment for a while.
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From:tomscud
Date:September 20th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
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I went to a production of the play -- it was pretty funny, but unfortunately the cast didn't quite have the timing right on the physical comedy parts.
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From:nancylebov
Date:September 20th, 2009 09:43 am (UTC)
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That play has to be really challenging to do well.
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From:alexx_kay
Date:September 22nd, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
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I picked up the script, out of curiosity. *Way* more stage directions than a standard play. Includes complex diagrams in the back, down to how the backstage prop tables should be arranged.
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