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The Gradual Descent

Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 10:26am

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"It's another kick in the face from Dennis & Ronnie Films."

"A disgrace to all that modern filmmaking stands for... An outrage"

These are what critics have been saying about the latest short from Dennis & Ronnie films. Based on the incredibly popular series of "A kid is home alone. He hears a noise, he grabs his gun, he looks for the monster. Twist ending!" shorts in the FXHome cinema, this film presents all sorts of new and exciting plot twists and turns.

Filmed and edited over this weekend, and shot on a Sony DCR-TR7000 Digital8 camera, with a budget of less than 1 cent. Strap in, because this is going to be a WILD RIDE!!!
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Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 1:29pm

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Rating: +1

that was sooo funny. man that was Great
4 for me
lol
awsome job
Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 4:21pm

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This was pretty fun to make. I think it turned out great.
Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 4:23pm

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Always love your movies. Another great one with some classic moments.
Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 7:54pm

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that was good. Not as good as your other movies, but still funny.

4/5

P.S. - What was that thing of McMurhpy (?) at the very end riding a bike and saying "Thank you for watching my movie!" In a really boyish voice?
Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 8:20pm

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That was hilarious, most funny movie on FXHome IMHO

5/5 and top in my top ten
Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 8:33pm

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That was really good. (Which isn't very suprising since it was a Dennis+Ronnie Film)

-The Other Guy's evil laugh was actually good and sounded real, which is a hard thing to pull off.

-LtMcMurphy- good job as always. Especially enjoied the "thanks for watching our movie!", but I wish the camerawork was better.

- And I think we all know why Tom Hanks was in there! (Needed to boost his career after doing "The Terminal")

Great job. 4/5 *Another one to add to the Dennis+Ronnie anthology.
Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 9:48pm

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halarious. me loves it. 5/5
Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 10:13pm

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Aculag, you already know how I feel about this movie. Actually, wait, you don't, because my opinion on this film has changed a little since we last talked.

This is the funniest movie I have ever seen on FXHome.......ever.

This movie reenforces my belief that McMurphey is FXHome's best actor. This movie shows his masterful timing, as well as your master of timing when it comes to editing.

The best parts were: The "you just shot me in the face" line, when Mr. White is looking under the hat, in the cooler, etc. , and the integration of tom hanks.

This easily gets five stars and the #2 spot on my top ten list. More Mr. Aculag, more!

Now what I didn't like about the movie: ..........
Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 12:08am

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*atom gets giddish with girly delight* YAAAY! A new Dennis and Ronnie Film! Im gonna watch it now! Man, school deprives me of so much learning on FXHome.... confused

This was your best Aculag! Where do the jokes come from? Tom Hanks....hehehe. 5 stars. (And few, only that I enjoy or feel cinematicly triumphed, recieve that by my standards) smile (like STAR WARS: Episode II) Badump-TSSSH!
Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 2:25am

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Oh my freaking god! Pure genious! It seemed not to be that funny, but the laughter broke out soon after McMurphy hit his head on the safe. My favorite part was when he was pulling the books of off the shelf. Hilarious! Comdey at its best. A well deserved 5/5 from me.
Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 3:07am

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I just watched it again, and my stomache is hurting from laughing so hard. The tom hanks parts of the movie may be one of the funniest things I have ever seen
Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 4:40am

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This is the best example of proper gun safety on fxhome.com
Until McMurphy showed us the proper care of a handgun its a wonder not one of us has accidentally shot a hammer weilding friend yet. He skillfully used the drunken master style of quick draw and stumble to avoid the unavoidable head shot that would have happened if a drunken apprentice was wielding the 1911 .45 auto. Such poetry in motion, such skill, I am left weeping and empty after seeing this mastery of weaponry. crazy

As always I find myself holding my stomach with tears in my eyes. McMurphy my friend, your comedic timing and physical performence left me rolling with laughter. Great stuff guys. 5 outa 5 cool

"Stupid Safe..." Thank you drive through.

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Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 4:44am

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Yeah, I liked the music too. It had that sudden beat with the harmony of a retard banging on a piano feel. (Not in a bad way, though) Made the film suspenseful in a comedic way.
Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 5:48am

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Wow. I'm gone for the day, and when I get back I see the best ratings any of my movies have ever gotten! Thanks a lot guys. I don't really know what to say. redface
Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 6:07am

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Yeah ditto on the thanks. I didn't think it would be this good but I guess I'm wrong! Here's some smilies to convey my feelings tard redface oink tick eek
Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 10:27am

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Most amusing. smile

The music scared the hell outta me, as it reminded me of the music in Eyes Wide Shut. razz

Still not sure how you come up with this stuff. By mixing up conventions, you manage to make the completely arbitrary seem entirely reasonable, despite it still being incomprehensible.

Genius.
Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 4:42pm

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Tarn wrote:

The music scared the hell outta me, as it reminded me of the music in Eyes Wide Shut. razz
It's funny because I noticed that while I was making it, but it was only after I'd done it that I said "hey.. wait.." But it worked, and I don't think it was exact, so there you have it. Heh.
Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 5:41pm

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Aculag, whats that program you use to make music. You've told me before but I forgot. I know its only for Mac's but I may try to find something similar for PC. Thanks, and again good job.
Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 5:51pm

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It's garage band. I'm pretty sure Acid Pro can do stuff like it. The guitarist in the band I'm in uses Acid (I think.) to import all the music for songs. I'll ask him next time I talk to him.
Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 6:48pm

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I dont use ACID Pro sad , Just ACID 4.0. It can mix loops and make some pretty cool stuff, but it doesnt have a way of creating its own loops (such as piano notes ect..)
Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 9:55pm

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good things:
music, acting, "and you shot me in the head", and the entire searching scene was dope.

The ending though, was friggin awesome.
Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 10:18pm

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Bryce007 wrote:

and the entire searching scene was dope.
That was the best part.... confused


*atom mumbles* "stupid safe.....OWW!"

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Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 10:36pm

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Aculag

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Dope means "good", atom. These kids and their slang.
Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 11:09pm

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Holy cow, Whoa!
I think that was awesome, the cardboard tom hanks- LOL.
The whole movie was awesome, but i want to point out something else,
its funny at the end he rides a bike and sais thanks for watching, i dont know if anyone else finds that part hillariouse.
Posted: Wed, 15th Sep 2004, 11:18pm

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Artur L wrote:

Holy cow, Whoa!
I think that was awesome, the cardboard tom hanks- LOL.
The whole movie was awesome, but i want to point out something else,
its funny at the end he rides a bike and sais thanks for watching, i dont know if anyone else finds that part hillariouse.
That was the best part, IMO. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 6:03pm

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Hehe, thats some good home cooking.

One thing, I believe, that sets your films apart from most other movies on this site is the acting.

Solid work.

btw, I thought that the hammering dude kinda looked like Jack Black... or I'm just a douche
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 7:09pm

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orion0340 wrote:

btw, I thought that the hammering dude kinda looked like Jack Black... or I'm just a douche
That's been brought up elsewhere before too. I don't see it, except during his laughing at the end.
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 7:49pm

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Ah when he says "and u just shot me in the face" lol. That was very Jack Blackish. He sounds and looks like him. And ofcourse mcmurphy delivers another funny as roll. Funny stuff man.
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 11:52pm

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holy crap... that was wierd
Posted: Fri, 17th Sep 2004, 2:05am

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I love the way he just matter of factly says "you just shot me in the face"

hilarious! biggrin smile
Posted: Fri, 17th Sep 2004, 3:30am

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I also noticed he looked kinda like Jack Black
Posted: Fri, 17th Sep 2004, 4:10pm

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tom hanks, bahaha
Posted: Fri, 17th Sep 2004, 10:51pm

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Tom Hanks was hilarious. Hey, two questions Aculag:
-Where did you get that cutout?
-Hey, is the Jack Black-looking guy the same one in the Sun Conflict? It says: "I memory..." Did he actually die?
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Posted: Sat, 18th Sep 2004, 5:58am

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atom wrote:

-Hey, is the Jack Black-looking guy the same one in the Sun Conflict? It says: "I memory..." Did he actually die?
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It's not the same guy, thats pretty obvious. Just assume that the person in the Sun Conflict really is deceased and treat his memory with respect, not the use of smilies.
Posted: Sat, 18th Sep 2004, 7:50am

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No he's not dead.
Posted: Sat, 18th Sep 2004, 8:27am

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atom wrote:

-Where did you get that cutout?
I can answer this one. I got his from a standee at my work. Its from the movie The Terminal. He originally came with a suitcase and other stuff. I keep it around because its hilarious to prop it up near a door or something. It freaks people out a whole bunch. You walk in and see Tom Hanks standing there and for a split second have no idea whats going on and then it hits you. Even though I've done the setting up I'm still freaked out whenever I see it. Great stuff.
Posted: Sat, 18th Sep 2004, 7:30pm

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Ah, that's great...
Someone by my friends hous always has a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" cutout of S. M. Gellar, and they've made it so that it looks like shes opening the curtain to look out. It always freaks me out.
Posted: Sun, 19th Sep 2004, 12:15am

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That was a pretty good movie. The acting was really good but it was kinda weird the way he just said "You just shot me in the face" like it was no big deal
Posted: Sun, 19th Sep 2004, 1:28am

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Weird?... Wouldnt that just be call comedy..?
Posted: Sun, 19th Sep 2004, 2:55am

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CX3 wrote:

Weird?... Wouldnt that just be call comedy..?
imho it was more of a stirring drama or space adventure really
Posted: Sun, 19th Sep 2004, 3:12am

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Closer to space adventure though.
Posted: Sun, 19th Sep 2004, 5:50am

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Aculag wrote:

Closer to space adventure though.
LMAO! You guys are funny even when you arent!
Posted: Mon, 20th Sep 2004, 2:16am

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After the "You just shot me in the face" part, i couldnt stop laughing.
Posted: Tue, 21st Sep 2004, 5:18pm

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that was great. i think Aculag and Hanks on the couch was classic. Aculag looks at him like, "what"? don't bother me, i'm just laying here with my Tom Hanks cutout. biggrin
Posted: Tue, 28th Sep 2004, 9:00am

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This was genius! Hilarious! Shortly said: it was a Dennis & Ronnie Film!!


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