Watch This: If Famous Filmmakers Directed the Superbowl?

February 6, 2010
Source: Slate

If Famous Filmmakers Directed the Superbowl?

Are you ready for some football this weekend? Who are you rooting for at the Superbowl: the Saints or the Colts? Well, if you're favorite team didn't make it to the Superbowl or you just don't care about football, we've still got a fun football-and-movie mash-up video to share with you today (via Hollywood Elsewhere). The geniuses at Slate made a video called: What Would it Look Like If Famous Filmmakers Directed the Superbowl? I wasn't expecting this to be as funny as it is, but they nailed it with all of their directors. They mock: Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, Wes Anderson, Jean-Luc Godard, & Werner Herzog. Enjoy!

My favorite ones were probably the Wes Anderson and Jean-Luc Godard bits, mainly Godard's because it was a hilarious follow-up to Anderson's right before it. I don't usually love these YouTube-like mash-up videos, but this one was hilarious. And it's a fitting way to give our tip of the hat to the Superbowl while still staying focused on movies. Of course there's still going to be a lot of new TV spots airing tomorrow that will excite all the movie lovers out there (and we'll be posting those as soon as they air). Hopefully we don't see any directing this dramatic during the game on Sunday. Don't fail us CBS! Which was your favorite?

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The only one I think worked was the Werner Herzog one. All the other ones were what a mainstream movie goer sees those other directors but doesnt actually get them. These were a waste of time.

El Guapo on Feb 6, 2010


Where's the Michael Bay version? Explosions! Huge Hits! Crazy Camera Shots! Sexy Cheerleaders!

Tim C on Feb 6, 2010


The Herzog voice was really good. The other scenes are merely caricatures, not imitations.

Bernhard on Feb 6, 2010


boring shit

qweqwu on Feb 6, 2010


I thought it was pretty funny.

Al on Feb 6, 2010


Ahh Super Bowl XX, DA BEARS!

L on Feb 6, 2010


Boring! This is so stupid. Wrong font for all the Wes Anderson stuff? It's Futura.

Byonic on Feb 6, 2010


Pretty good, I liked Tarantino's the most.

Xerxex on Feb 6, 2010


Boring and lame.

Syphous on Feb 6, 2010


Wow. Those were really horrible. I'm glad it wasn't the actual directors who were responsible, but rather some naive film student or wannabe. Terrible stuff, I can't believe this site wasted the time to put it up, and that they convinced me to waste the time to watch it. The only way to redeem myself for the time wasted is to write this, lol.

Scotty97 on Feb 6, 2010


I love this, mostly because it ends with the Super Bowl from the day I was born (Super Bowl XX - Jan. 26th, 1986)

Marc Vibbert on Feb 6, 2010


haha..I think wes andersons was the best and pretty dead on! goddard, tarantino and lynch were more stereotypical although the last 3 seconds of lynch were great..Herzog was ok if you've only seen "encounters at the edge of the world" but doesnt hold any of his other devices..other than his voice.. fun idea! on another note, i live here and all this superbowl traffic and insanity really sucks! miami beach cops are on strike and people are getting mugged left and right! Go Dolphins!

rachel replicant on Feb 6, 2010


Wow didn't realize so many people would think this was "boring." Not the reaction I was expecting... Just trying to spice things up with some football-related fun guys, come on!

Alex Billington on Feb 6, 2010


"Where's the Michael Bay version? Explosions! Huge Hits! Crazy Camera Shots! Sexy Cheerleaders!" - Tim C I agree with Tim C! I also hope tomorrow's superbowl is as good as the Vikings-Saints playoff game (just wish the Vikings had won). And I look forward to the commercials... wonder what godaddy will do this year? 🙂 Thanks Alex for posting this video. I didn't think it was boring at all. Just could have used that "Michael Bay" section. 🙂 ninja jack GO SAINTS!

ninja jack on Feb 6, 2010


I would definitely follow football if directed by Herzog. That was brilliant!

Epleterte on Feb 6, 2010


All were good EXCEPT the Tarantino one. Tarantino's film are all about the talking. This is more like football directed by Michael Bay. Otherwise...totally cool.

ed davis on Feb 6, 2010


I really enjoyed it, and laughed a lot with the Herzog sketch

yo mama on Feb 6, 2010


#10 man... you're a prick. Alex thanks for trying to show something fun on your website. I'm sorry most of the movie buffs were honestly critiquing it. and not just enjoying it like dick ass #10

DoomCanoe on Feb 6, 2010


Herzog forever!

pipo on Feb 6, 2010


Jesus, you Firstshowing readers are uptight. It was an interesting clip. Certainly not boring, even if it wasn't thrilling either. Interesting to see something like this done. Original, unique. Advice: Don't drink piss with your Cheerios anymore.

Leeloo Dallas Multipass on Feb 6, 2010


Football is badly directed enough. Probably a good start would be to call it 'handball'. Dumbest sport ever.

Crapola on Feb 6, 2010


Really great fun! Mostly liked seeing the contrast which is so clear. Football really is just another movie production with mostly lousy producers and directors. Wouldn't it be much more interesting if Tarantino co-produced? Tx, Alex, for this clip. Sorry for those who don't have a sense of humor.

MGBPeregrine on Feb 6, 2010


Guapo....shut the fuck up

jo on Feb 6, 2010


the lynch one made me lol

yo on Feb 6, 2010


Wow, what's with all the vitriol? I effing hate football but if it -is- going to be flying at me from every direction I'm happy this at least was quite entertaining. The Wes and Lynch clips were perfect!

Todd on Feb 6, 2010


@Guapo What the hell are you talking about?

SkaOreo on Feb 6, 2010


Wes Anderson's spoof was CLASSIC.

dex on Feb 6, 2010


The Lynch one made me laugh for a second. Some people need to relax, these are'nt award winning shorts.

People's Champ 3D on Feb 6, 2010


Dude..... Lynch one... is fucking freaky... LOL

Danielvutran on Feb 7, 2010


I thought that was almost a waste of time, if the directors themselves had actually directed the segments then I would have a different opinion about this.

d1rEct on Feb 7, 2010


The Jean-Luc Godard one was good, the rest were alright.

SlashBeast on Feb 7, 2010


Those were all really funny. That was the point. It was supposed to show a stereo-typical view of each director. Tarantino - Use of comic japanese culture, with 70's music, lots of energy and excitment. Lynch - strange vibe with heavy use of sound.

Have Hope on Feb 7, 2010


Hey, get over yourselves. This is all in good fun. For "El Guapo": "All the other ones were what a mainstream movie goer sees those other directors but doesnt actually get them. These were a waste of time." Get off your high horse and give me a freaking break. Who the hell do you think you are? Absurd. I loved these clips. Sorry if the essence of Godard's "À bout de souffle" or "Week End" were not TRULY embodied (I'm being sarcastic if you can't tell). This clip isn't up for an academy award. It's not meant to be groundbreaking. It is simply FUN. Thanks for the post Alex.

drnknjbbrsh on Feb 7, 2010


some of the shots included were truly golden

twispious on Feb 8, 2010


Who knows what the song in the Wes Anderson version?

FroZen on Feb 12, 2010

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