Monday, April 20, 2009

Settings: Part 9

Just when you thought I'd forgotten about my favorite game, it's time again to play! Don't be shy, people. Climb into armchair filmmaker mode and tell me... if this were the setting for a scene in a film, what exactly would happen here?

20 comments:

Hilda said...

Not a film this time — I'm actually thinking this would be a great setting for a fashion show!

Dixie Jane said...

At first glance I thought of a ship. Man the lifeboats!

altadenahiker said...

Well, I have no talent for this, but I do see christoper walken dancing (and I like this photo).

If you don't believe walken can dance, check this out (start at 1:57)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7rseCwM9mU

Yakpate said...

I see 13 tiny women, all dressed in yellow fairy garb that makes them nearly invisible as they rappel up the face of the yellow building. Their mission: to disrupt the opening ceremony of the "Plot to kill women with insanely high heels" fashion show.

Virginia said...

Who can top Yakpate? All I can see is a bunch of goons with spray paint defacing that lovely yellow wall with graffiti. Grrrrrr
V
PS Sorry , I just woke up a bit ago and I've not had coffee. Maybe later I'll see something positive going on!

Margaret said...

Think French Connection meets Repo Man meets Casablanca.

dbdubya said...

This is the wall that hides the trash bins behind Pollo Loco. So, it has inspired the following: The name of the film is "Attack of the Killer Chickens." It's a horror film about two chickens awaiting their fate who decide they've had enough! They will not suffer the same demise as their comrades. So, Chicken #1 grabs the meat cleaver commonly used in these restaurants. While Chicken #2 distracts the excutioner with a real-life demonstration of the Chicken Dance, #1 attacks. The film ends happily with both chickens enjoying a Filet of Fish sandwich across the street at McDonalds.

I've had my coffee, Virginia.

Laurie said...

And I just spit coffee laughing. Between the various scenarios you guys came up with and that Walken clip, what a great way to start my morning.

MOre! More!

Mister Earl said...

I certainly can't top DBD's Pollo Loco Massacre, and Christopher Walken would be a welcome addition at Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association any time. Heck, we already have Bill Nye, the Science Guy!

I used to park in this lot to go to the various shops in that strip mall, but I guess the garbage bins got to me. Now I park in the front.

This scene makes me think it would be a good setting for a performance of Oedipus Rex or some other Greek tragedy. Summer stock comes to South Pas, right next to the garbage bins. I'm sure the chicken parts would come in handy as special effects!

WV: dippery (we don't make 'em up, Verginia.)

Shanna said...

It is a set for modern dancers and acrobats. They emerge at the top of the yellow wall, then descend the wall - sometimes dangling and swinging trapeze style - casting elongated shadows onto the surface of the wall.

David (DevalOne) said...

dbdubya Super funny stuff you got going on there.

To me it looks like something from a Frank Miller movie set in the 30's. A murder mystery all viewed from the shadows on the cinder block wall.

Dixie Jane said...

If I had a bedtime it would be past it. But I am reminded of being a 20 year old new bride living in the only place we could find: A converted chicken house near Van Nuys. I was spared the chicken dances but I enjoyed the tale told by dbdubya. I love stories with happy endings.

dbdubya said...

The only thing that could make the Christopher Walken clip any better would be if there was more cowbell.

I understand why you no longer use this parking lot, Mr. Earl. The trash bins behind Pollo Loco have to be the nastiest in town. Fortunately, Laurie's great photo doesn't capture the odor.

Tash said...

OK now that I've recovered from this stupendous photo - my gosh look at those colors, I mean LooK - I'd think it was a back to the future in the future type scene.

Laurie said...

Hi again all,

You guys rock! I had originally thought it looked like something from a 1930s movie about the future. You know, men from mars coming out of that weird dome, all with a kind of HG Wells quality...

But murderous El Pollo Loco chickens are way more fun! (Well, in theory, anyway!)

Thanks for playing, kids.

Until tomorrow!

Shanna said...

Confession: I was actually recounting a performance at MOCA of Elizebeth Strebs' "Streb Ringside". They did actually use a very high, very yellow wall and did dare-devil acts. Back to the chicken image - they weren't chicken about anything.

B Squared said...

Suddenly, Spock and Kirk materialized!

Jean Spitzer said...

I think aliens emerge, out of the blue.

TheChieftess said...

Somehow I missed this one...but in keeping with the El Pollo Loco theme, it reminds me of the Wallace and Grommit movies as well as Chicken Run....

Although, to be honest, in all deferenct to you DBD, I actually agree with Hilda, Yakpate, and Shanna...maybe it's a fashion show of women with insanely high heeled shoes doing Cirque de Soleil!!!

Andrew said...

This is really awesome pictures....take care..

Thank you..
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