Watching Seinfeld last night, I saw Elaine in The English Patient being forever thwarted in her effort to see the movie Sack Lunch.
It started a conversation on Facebook about all the fake movies in the show. Movies like Rochelle, Rochelle, the story of a young girl’s strange, erotic journey from Milan To Minsk. The gang see this in The Movie, and later George rents it on VHS in The Smelly Car, before it makes it to the stage as a musical with Bette Midler in The Understudy. It even crops up in Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Showing in the same theatre at the same time is CheckMate, about intrigue and conspiracy in the world of chess.
Then there’s Prognosis Negative, which is actually based on a screenplay by Larry David about a man who misunderstands a negative prognosis – much like George later does in The Pilot.
The one I’d like to see the most is Chunnel, which seems to be about an explosion in the channel tunnel that strands the President’s daughter. It sounds like an excellent cross between Daylight and Air Force One, and I would definitely watch that.
Less so Death Blow though, which has the tagline “When someone tries to blow you up, not because of who you are, but because of different reasons altogether!”. But Firestorm might be worth a look, what with it starring Harrison Ford, and having a helicopter landing on a car.
Then there’s Blimp: The Hindenburg Story (that’s gotta hurt!), Agent Zero, Brown-Eyed Girl, Chow Fun, Cupid’s Rival, Mountain High, Ponce De Leon, Cry, Cry Again, The Pain And The Yearning, Means To An End, Cold Fusion, Muted Heart, The Other Side Of Darkness, and of course, Flaming Globes Of Sigmund.