Monday, November 23, 2009

World's Most Boring Film And Annoying Tune

Is this the most boring film ever made? Does it have the most annoying tune ever recorded?

This is like being trapped inside one of Martin Parr's Boring Postcards for what feels like eternity, but is really only two and a half minutes.

The starring station is London Waterloo - see if you can spot Jason Bourne in the crowd. (Hint: He's not there.)


wowser said...

Er, no. I love the BFI's transport films, and that's coming from a non train-watcher (the PC term?). I particularly like Night Mail. Yowser, yowser!

Paul said...

I love Night Mail too, Yows - and I dig all the BFI documentaries they've been bringing out. I just think that Rush Hour is a stinker. Sorry. But I'll be very happy to watch any other movies that you think are more boring (except the one with John Lennon's johnson in it).

wowser said...

Good. I'm glad to see you're 'on board' these transport films. If the BFI release a DVD of films on town planning from the 1950s onwards, be sure to part with your cash.

Paul said...

I've seen one of their town planning films, as it's in the recent BFI box set, which I was blithering on about off-topically at yesterday.

I'm really interested in town planning - the utopianism and the failure - but also some of the more enlightened planning ideas that people are coming forward with in the US (for example Seaside, Florida - external location for much of The Truman Show). We (all right, I) tend to attribute arrogance to the town planners of the past, but the piecemeal nature of development in our own era, and the lack of imagination shown in our domestic building types, may be just as bad for the aesthetics of our environment. I'm guessing that sustainability will drive a return to wider-scale infrastructure planning as communities seek to share transport and energy systems, and to co-locate jobs and residences.

wowser said...

I think so. I love the shots of freshly built Coventry - it does look like a utopia, like science fiction. And there's something very neat and appealing about total-schemes like Robin Hood Gardens and the Barbican. AT least thought (a lot of thought) was put into those projects.

I get very depressed seeing countless 'luxury' housing schemes popping up. The houses look like they've been arbitrarily scattered on the plot, and never look connected to their surroundings.