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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:11 AM
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Glen Or Glenda?
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:43 AM
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1. Greatest movie ever made.
:popcorn:
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:44 AM
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2. I agree
Angora Sweaters were never the same after Ed Wood got a hold of them :)
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:47 AM
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3. Everyone should be made to watch this movie.
Ed Wood a great film maker, it takes real talent to make movies this bad.

I have them all.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:51 AM
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4. Bela Lugosi's monologue is brilliant
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:01 AM
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6. My egor is gentle as a kitchen !!!
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 01:46 AM
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17. "Pull the String"
the most immortal line from the movie
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:56 AM
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5. I always thought it was so sad he died before he became famous,
what a shame.

He did have talent, and Bella was so great.
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 11:23 PM
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7. Just think if Ed had modern-day movie budgets!
It could have been AWESOME!

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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 11:50 PM
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9. Just think how good the movie Plan 9 would have been if Ed could spent
just a little more money.

Ed you were good, just didn't know it.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 12:49 AM
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11. I love those tombstones that wobble after people run by them.
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 12:52 AM
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12. Just think about the airplane cockpit scene, that could be so much
improved.

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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 01:00 AM
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13. Yes, but I love the shower curtain in that scene.
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 01:04 AM
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14. Yes, the shower curtain.
Ed did the best that he could with what he had.

He wanted to make movies and he did it, not just talked about it.

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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 01:36 AM
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16. And I love the pie pans for flying saucers.
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 11:27 PM
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8. Glenda, please.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 12:46 AM
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10. It's a genuine comedy classic.
I've watched it 4 times and it's a laugh riot.

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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 01:17 AM
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15. I am now watching Plan 9 from Outer Space.
:rofl:

I think I will make this a Ed Wood weekend.
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-26-06 01:47 AM
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18. The many mistakes of Plan 9
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Here's an idea of how far I will go for something as trivial as this list. I had to watch Plan 9 not once, but TWICE to get these errors down! The word "obviously" comes up a lot in this list, and only because I feel it is necessary to point out how obvious some of the flaws are.
In case you couldn't tell , the errors are numbered, and after the numbers is the approximate time into the movie the error BEGINS to occur. Some errors last only a split-second, while others last several minutes.


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<0:00:14> Jump cut
<0:00:31> Criswell redundancy: "Future events such as these will affect you in the future."
<0:01:16> Criswell is obviously reading a cue card.
<0:02:45> The priest at the funeral never opens his mouth to say a word.
<0:02:45> Criswell's narration says it's sundown, but it's obviously broad daylight.
<0:04:15> The controls in the cockpit are obviously fake.
<0:04:46> Boom mic shadow is easily seen.
<0:05:42> The string holding the flying saucer is visible.
<0:05:50 and MANY other occurrences> The flying saucers wobble as if being hung by a string.
<0:06:00> Stock footage shows a completely different cemetery.

<0:06:27> It's dark in the cemetery, but the sun shines outside of the cemetery.
<0:07:00> Criswell redundancy: "The grief...became greater and greater agony."
<0:07:09> Criswell redundancy: "The home that they shared together..."
<0:08:02> Criswell redundancy: "...never to return again."
<0:08:03> When Bela Lugosi walks off the screen, it's obviously a freeze frame--the swaying tree suddenly freezes.
<0:08:03> Even though the old man walks into the street and gets hit by a car, his shadow is still on the ground!
<0:08:19> Criswell hesitates, as if he momentarily loses his place on the cue card.
<0:08:20> Isn't the old man's wife rather young for him?
<0:08:39> A man at the old man's funeral says that it's "getting dark." GETTING?? It's already pitch black!
<0:08:49> A woman at the funeral screams--and by gum, the sound travels so slow that it picks up in mid-scream!

<0:09:13> Night changes to day.
<0:09:25> Day changes to night.
<0:09:25> Seems to me that the tombstones are WAY too close together for there to be room for bodies!
<0:09:39> Clay briefly forgets his line: "Medical, uhhh....examiner been 'round yet?"
<0:10:10> Really bad jump cut.
<0:12:21> "You mean the kind from up there?" No, you dumb***k, the OTHER kind of flying saucers!!!!
<0:12:27> Jeff describes the flying saucers as "cigar-shaped!" (For those of you who haven't seen the movie--they're saucer-shaped!)
<0:13:13> A strong wind from the flying saucer's exhaust is strong enough to blow Jeff and Paula to the ground, but not strong enough to move their hair!
<0:13:35> Someone trips over a tombstone and causes it to wobble.
<0:14:28> The zombi-fied old man is obviously a stand-in for Bela Lugosi, as a) he has more hair than Bela did, b) he's much taller, c) he's thinner, and d) holds his cape over his face to hide the fact that he's NOT Bela!

<0:15:13> Zombie Vampira flinches when Inspector Clay fires at her.
<0:16:07> The detective scratches himself with the barrel of his loaded gun.
<0:16:50> The priest at Clay's funeral is obviously reading from a cue card.
<0:18:10> The flying saucer is flying low. REALLY low.
<0:19:10> The rockets seem to all explode in exactly the same place in the sky, with the power and longevity of exploding firecrackers.
<0:20:01> Theres a small mysterious black piece of fuzz in the "sky."
<0:20:38> An example of Ed Wood's trademarked idiotic dialog: "Visits? That would indicate visitors!"
<0:21:42> The planet is obviously an inflatable toy.
<0:21:55> Criswell makes a brief--and useless--narration: "What will be their next move?"
<0:22:44> The leader of the so-called advanced race of aliens completely misuses the word "resurrection."

<0:23:27> Why does the leader use earth days when instructing on when to meet him again?
<0:24:19> The flying saucers cast HUGE shadows as they leave their "planet."
<0:28:10> Day changes to night.
<0:31:49> Night changes to day.
<0:32:39> Two different screams come from Paula's mouth at the same time!
<0:32:55> Zombie Clay struggles to get out of his grave.
<0:32:58> Bad film edit.
<0:33:50> Dr. Tom makes a tombstone wobble.
<0:34:02 - 0:35:53> Day/night inconsistency -- TEN TIMES!
<0:37:05> Clay, who's supposed to be 100% dead while the electrode gun isn't on him, blinks his eyes.

<0:38:07> Jump cut.
<0:40:17> While Kelton is in Clay's opened grave, the tombstone that fell in a few scenes earlier isn't there.
<0:40:17> Clay was obviously NOT"six feet under," as when Kelton stands up, he's only knee-deep.
<0:43:35> How did that reverb effect get on Eros's voice during the recording?
<0:43:55> Redundancy: "Eons of your years ago..."
<0:45:03> "Atmospheric conditions in outer space..." HUH????
<0:48:43> "Electrode" gun implies that it has no mechanical parts. So how can it jam? And if Eros and his race are supposedly so far advanced, why don't they design a gun that WON'T jam????
<0:49:13> The re-deadened Clay's shoulders move as he breathes.
<0:49:30> Clay blinks.
<0:51:21> The flying saucers are making noise--IN OUTER SPACE!!

<0:51:33> Thanks to a bad edit, a car materializes out of nowhere.
<0:51:44> Day changes to night.
<0:52:50> Colonel Edwards arrives at Jeff and Paula's house with the detective, but he wasn't in the car when it pulled up!
<0:54:54> After knocking out Kelton, Dr. Tom adjusts his cape.
<0:55:14> After Dr. Tom disintegrates, all that's left is his cape. Does that mean that the old man was buried nude except for a cape?
<0:58:41> It's four o'clock when Jeff and the detective enter the ship. How do we know this? There's a CLOCK on the wall inside!
<1:01:50> When the inner door of the spaceship opens, light shines on the wall. But when the outer door is open, Jeff and the detective look into total darkness.
<1:05:33> Eros calls a firecracker a "harmless explosive," despite the fact that thousands of people get seriously injured by them.
<1:05:59> Eros flubs his line.
<1:10:00> Eros says that his race doesn't "cling to life." Then why is he so hung up about saving everybody?

<1:11:20> One window inside the spaceship shows a cloudy afternoon sky. The window next to it shows darkness.
<1:13:21> Why does the zombie Clay get distracted when hit by a stick, yet bullets don't seem to bother him?
<1:17:25> Criswell obviously reads from a cue card.
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