A few months ago I had this dream.
I’m in charge of a campus screening group. We show movies that are voted in by students.
When running a screening group you do run into your share of problems. Subtitles not working, subtitles on for a movie that’s already in English, nobody can hear the movie, everyone is going deaf because the movie is too loud, and of course, people talking. (h8 u BTW)
In my dream, we were showing “Brazil.”
However, things started going wrong. And they weren’t the usual things.
There was a new projectionist who started the film and left immediately. so when russian subtitles were on, I was the only one left to fix it. Of course, the projector set-up was now controlled by a 3 screen switcher and 200 buttons which only seemed to fuck things up more.
Along with a million different resolution changes, at one point the film switched to a shitty sci-fi movie called “Alienopolis.”
…You see where I’m going with this…
The crowd booed, complained and walked out. “This is the worst thing i’ve ever seen.”
When I woke up, I immediately tweeted what i had just dreamed. It helps me remember.
I googled “Alienopolis” and no such film existed.
I joked that some day I would make a Syfy Original Movie called “Alienopolis” and it would the greatest of the Syfy Original Movies.
I moved on and forgot about until a friend mentioned it a few weeks ago.
Since then all i’ve been able to think about is how I would make a film named “Alienopolis.”
Is it a metaphorical Alienopolis? a literal Alienopolis? Both?
Could I make it better than a Syfy Original movie?
It’s been fun and i’ve created this page to organize ideas for the movie.
Expect sentence fragments, and script snippets.
Oh, I’m also a Cinema Major.