Sunday, February 2, 2014

Imitation Is The Best Form Of Flattery

Super Sunday KNOWSY Readers, well here we are on Super Bowl Sunday, are you settling onto your couch for the Big Game? Have you eaten your fill of food, or are you still stuffing yourselves with all the tried and true standbys, chips and dips, chicken wings, nachos, pizza? Just remember not to over do it.
Now for today's post, I wanted to do something other than the usual Super Bowl related post, primarily because I do not want to compete with every other blogger/writer who somehow has to connect whatever he/she is writing about with the Big Game.
This leads me to something I saw over a week ago and saved it, trying to find the right time to post it. Today seems as good a day as any, especially when you consider that not everyone is watching the Super Bowl, WHAT, HOW CAN THAT BE? Yes, folks, there are regular people who are in fact going to watch a movie versus the game. This sort of connects with what I found insofar that it is movie related. With film awards a plenty and the next major event is the Oscars, movies, both blockbusters and award winning films (they are not always synonymous) have scenes that as soon as you see an image you quickly recognize what movie it came from. The site MovieFone brings this next piece about some German residents of a nursing home recreating those same scenes. So here on Super Bowl Sunday are some Super Cute Scene Imitators.

German Nursing Home Residents Recreate Classic Movie Scenes 
for Maximum Adorableness (PHOTOS)

Posted January 23rd, 2014 6:30PM        by Drew Taylor

german retirement home calendar
File this under, to paraphrase the great band C&C Music Factory, things that make you go awwwww: an Essen, Germany nursing home restaged classic moments from a variety of movies (everything from "Easy Rider" to "Titanic"), with their residents posing as famous actors in those scenes. If your heart isn't warming already, then you're probably a robot or some kind of gargoyle brought to life via black magic.

The residents of the Contilia Retirement Group, who range in age from 75 to 98, spoke to Der Spiegel magazine about the photo shoot (via Gawker), and described it as "tremendously fun." They probably also would have described whoever edited the photos as "marginally proficient in Photoshop."

Why are you still reading this? Just take a look at the photos, which also include nods to "Rocky," "The Blue Brothers" (what, no love for "Blues Brothers 2000?"), "Mary Popppins" and "Cabaret" (amongst others). It's probably the cutest thing you'll see all day.

The 10 movies that were shown in the photo gallery are:

                                   1. Titanic                                 6. The Blues Brothers
                                   2. Breakfast at Tiffany's           7. Caberet
                                   3. Rocky                                 8. Saturday Night Fever 
                                   4. Mary Poppins                      9. Dirty Dancing 
                                   5. The Seven Year Itch           10. Any James Bond Movie

Alright KNOWSY Readers, you are probably asking yourselves, where's the photo gallery? That's a very good question, as you may know certain sites do not always like you copying and pasting their material, that's fine, but by the same token if there are "share" buttons for every major social site plus email and printing options, than they should not make it difficult to add into a blog such as mine. Therefore, I am including the link to the Moviefone page where the photos are located and you can check them out yourselves. It is difficult to choose which one is best, each one was recreated so well, although I do like the "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and you just have to smile when you look at the "James Bond" photo.

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