COMEDY Movie Scene of the Day: ONE MILLION DOLLARS. From Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) learns that a million-dollar ransom isn’t as threatening in the 1990s as it was in the 1960s.

FILM DESCRIPTION:
Less a parody of the early James Bond film than a parody of the films that parodied the early James Bond films, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery stars Mike Myers as Austin Powers, by day a hipster fashion photographer in mid-’60s swingin’ London and by night a crime-fighting secret agent. Austin’s wardrobe is pure Carnaby Street at its most outrageous, his vocabulary is crowded by the cool lingo of the day (“Groovy, baby! Yeah!!”), and he’s irresistible to women, despite the fact that he can be charitably described as “stocky” and has teeth that strike fear into any practicing dentist. When his nemesis, the arch-enemy Dr. Evil (also played by Myers), has himself cryogenically frozen and sent into space, Powers also has himself put on ice so he can be thawed out when Dr. Evil returns. Come 1997, Dr. Evil returns to Earth and is back to his old tricks, so Austin is thawed out and returned to active service — though he soon discovers his style doesn’t play so well 30 years on. The supporting cast includes Elizabeth Hurley as Austin’s sidekick, Vanessa Kensington; Michael York as his boss, Basil Exposition; Robert Wagner as Dr. Evil’s assistant, Number Two; and Seth Green as Dr. Evil’s troubled son, Scott Evil. Ming Tea, the swingin’ pop band that periodically backs up Austin, includes real life pop-rockers Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery was a mild box-office hit but an even bigger success on home video, which led to the 1999 sequel, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

CREDITS:
TM & © Warner Bros. (1997)
Cast: Mike Myers, Robert Wagner, Mindy Sterling, Paul Dillon
Director: Jay Roach
Producers: Eric McLeod, Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Claire Rudnick Polstein, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd
Screenwriter: Mike Myers

Submit to the Screenplay Festival (Feature, Short) – Deadline Today

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Submit to the TV Festival (Pilot, Spec) – Deadline Today

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ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE SPECTRAL CITY
July 2016 Reading
Written by Arthur Vincie
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
June 2016 Reading
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ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – WILD MAGIC
June 2016 Reading
Written by Julie Nichols
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June 2016 Reading
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ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – SPACE 2099 (based on Space 1999)
June 2016 Reading
Written by Kevin D Story
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – THE MINDY PROJECT “Culture Club”
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Submit to the Novel Festival (Full, 1st chapter, performance reading) – Deadline Today

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DEADLINE June 15th: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival.
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HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: June 2017 COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: SAY WHAT!: A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL

Best Performances: NOVAK

Best Cinematography: NOVAK

Funniest Film: NOVAK

Best Music: The music from SAY WHAT!: A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL

Take a look at the Audience Feedback Videos from the COMEDY Film Festival. Some of the best short films in the world today were showcased.

FUCK THE BITCH !?, 5min, France, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterSAY WHAT!: A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL, USA, 5min, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterNOVAK, 5min, USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterGREAT EXPECTATIONS, 12min, USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterMISIEK AND EVE FROM OUTER SPACE, 2min, Poland, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The COMEDY LOS ANGELES JUNE 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences the best of comedy short movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “MISDIRECTION”.

Every film showcased what about a situation that was headed in one direction and then ended not where you expected.

Nothing is more subjective than comedy. If we show these selected films to 100 audiences we’ll get 100 different types of responses.

A comedy festival is also like a comedy club – people go to it because they want to be entertained and they want to laugh. Of course what makes our festival different is that we turn the cameras on the audience and ask them what they think.

No other festival makes me more nervous than the COMEDY Festival. I always sit in the dark hallway entrance while the films are playing hoping for one thing: hearing people laugh!

And when a selection of random people sitting in a dark room watching flickering images on screen begin to laugh in unison – there is no better feeling in the world. And it must be 100X better for the filmmakers who are in the audience watching their films being shown and hearing strangers laugh at their work.

The films showcased tonight definitely gave us a “punchline” ending. The last line of each film gave us the funniest line. They were the funniest because they were unexpected moments that occured. A bit of a comedic twist. The more unexpected, the funnier it is because you are simply reacting to the moment in laughter. It’s a spontaneous giggle. And usually the more spontaneous, the more memorable it is too.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Audience FEEDBACK: NOVAK, 5min, USA, Comedy

Played at the June 2017 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival.

NOVAK, 5min, USA, Comedy
Directed by Tom Skowronski

What happens when stand up comedy becomes the ultimate interrogation tool.

Project Links

Film Type: Short
Runtime: 5 minutes 45 seconds
Completion Date: February 17, 2016
Production Budget: 3,700 USD
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Shooting Format: RED
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Film Color: Color

Audience FEEDBACK: SAY WHAT!: A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL, USA, 5min, Animation/Comedy

Played at the June 2017 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival.

 

Weinstein, Aaron – Director
Weinstein, Aaron – Writer
Weinstein, Aaron – Producer
Weinstein, Jeremy – Producer
Busch, Charles – Key Cast

Film Type: Animation, Short
Genres: Comedy, Animation
Runtime: 5 minutes 31 seconds
Completion Date: December 12, 2016
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Shooting Format: Digital
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Film Color: Color