Whenever you hear a film’s title mentioned during its running time you can’t help but get a little chill. It’s almost as if the film itself is winking at you with acknowledgement. But, what would happen if, when their titles were uttered, the films immediately came to an end? Well, one nifty YouTube editor has created not just one but two videos that end around a dozen films the moment that someone says the title. And it’s a damn good watch.
Want to see more? Of course you do. Well Chris Huebs has also worked his magic on the likes of Forrest Gump, Fight Club, Gone Baby Gone, Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, Full Metal Jacket, The Departed, and, rather tremendously, Back To The Future, too. Click on the video below to enjoy a sequel that really does match-up to and even surpasses its predecessor.
OK, so the first thing to discuss is the music choices. Who needs John Williams when you’ve got Mr. Red Cap himself, Fred Durst, to sing over the closing credits of Jurassic Park? Martin Scorsese probably wouldn’t have escaped the vitriol of Mark Wahlberg if he’d used "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch as The Departed’s closing track. It probably would have stopped Marky Mark from claiming the Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination that he picked up for his performance as Sgt. Sean Dignam, too.
And I’m sure that if Stanley Kubrick’s time as a director had overlapped with Good Charlotte’s brief period as one of the biggest pop acts in America, then he’d have probably decided to end Full Metal Jacket with their classic "The Anthem," too. Right?
Inevitably, despite the odd rush that surges through your bodies when you hear the titles, there would have also been some downsides to bringing these films to an end at these points. Forrest Gump would have been remarkably short. In fact, rather than being about Tom Hanks' loveable simpleton, it would have primarily revolved around the plight of a feather. Plus, Jurassic Park would have ended with the tease that Richard Attenborough’s Dr. John Hammond had indeed cloned a Tyrannosaurus Rex, but we wouldn’t actually get to see it in action. Which, I'm going to put it out there, probably would have made it a slightly shittier film. Don't you agree?
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