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RiffTrax Discussion => Shorts 2007 - 2008 => If Mirrors Could Speak => Topic started by: Conor on April 11, 2008, 02:09:34 PM

Title: If Mirrors Could Speak - New Short Now Available!
Post by: Conor on April 11, 2008, 02:09:34 PM
http://www.rifftrax.com/ondemand/if-mirrors-could-speak

(http://www.rifftrax.com/files/imagecache/product/files/Mirrors_0.jpg)

Cruel self-assessment is given a new twist as vulnerable grade-schoolers are forced to look into the deep blackness of their own souls only to reach the inevitable conclusion that they are unloved and they will spin out their meaningless years on this drifting rock before dying alone and afraid.

And there's clowns!

The affable John is our tour guide through this carnival mirror nightmare, and at the end, as we babble on cold and terrified like Nietsche's madman ("Do we not stray, as through infinite nothingness? Does not empty space breathe upon us? Has it not become colder? Does not night come on continually, darker and darker?") we're just glad that Mike, Kevin and Bill were there to mop up the despair!

DRM Free!
Title: Re: If Mirrors Could Speak - New Short Now Available!
Post by: torgosPizza on April 11, 2008, 02:29:47 PM
http://freevideocoding.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://www.rifftrax.com/files/videos/Self-Image-Sample.flv&autoStart=false
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Post by: Janitor on April 11, 2008, 02:34:33 PM
Alright!!! Thanks Rifftrax!
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Post by: skenderberg on April 11, 2008, 03:04:24 PM
Two Rifftrax in one week?  You guys are blowing my mind.
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Post by: VirgiltheChicken on April 11, 2008, 03:49:53 PM
Just wanted to say thank you for the DRM free shorts! Bought every one so far and will probably buy all of them in the future. The best use of $.99 I can think of. Keep up the good work!
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Post by: Fortis on April 11, 2008, 03:52:40 PM
Yay another to add to the Zune, huzzah!
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Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on April 11, 2008, 04:05:10 PM
Damn, that was a weird one :scared:

Good riffing, though. Funny from the beginning to the end.
Title: Re: If Mirrors Could Speak - New Short Now Available!
Post by: Wiseblood on April 11, 2008, 06:29:31 PM
 I just downloaded the WMV file and it's 320x480 resolution with large black areas on the top and bottom.

(http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/7360/snapshot20080411182842bkb5.jpg)
Title: Re: If Mirrors Could Speak - New Short Now Available!
Post by: torgosPizza on April 11, 2008, 06:57:22 PM
Really??? Hmm, I watched it and I didn't see that. I'll look at it again, though. Weird.
Title: Re: If Mirrors Could Speak - New Short Now Available!
Post by: Toby Danger on April 12, 2008, 04:58:36 AM
The best short yet. The 'depressed clown' riffs had me in stitches.
Title: Re: If Mirrors Could Speak - New Short Now Available!
Post by: Bob on April 12, 2008, 06:35:00 AM
The 70's owe everyone a giant appology.

That was one WEIRD short
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Post by: SuperMappy on April 12, 2008, 06:43:53 AM
I actually started school when the 70s started, this short seemed more like an accurate retelling of that long ago era.

Don't remember that mirror though.
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Post by: Cosmic Muse on April 12, 2008, 07:05:19 AM
Is it me or does that little girl from the sample who steals a carton of milk look like The Joker from The Dark Knight?
Title: Re: If Mirrors Could Speak - New Short Now Available!
Post by: Darth Geek on April 12, 2008, 08:09:45 AM
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Is it me or does that little girl from the sample who steals a carton of milk look like The Joker from The Dark Knight?

I was thinking that, too. I also loved the riffs on her horrible acting.
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Post by: RVR II on April 12, 2008, 09:58:20 AM
The 70's owe everyone a giant appology.
That, and for Ridalin :grr:
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Post by: Captain Joe on April 12, 2008, 11:51:03 PM
  I'm liking the $1 short Trax. Between the day to day going to work and the bull$hit "War On Terror", the short Trax gives me the chuckle I need. Keep it up...  ;)
Title: Re: If Mirrors Could Speak - New Short Now Available!
Post by: Cosmic Muse on April 13, 2008, 11:45:03 AM
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Is it me or does that little girl from the sample who steals a carton of milk look like The Joker from The Dark Knight?

I was thinking that, too. I also loved the riffs on her horrible acting.

*Phew* Glad I wasn't the only to spot how similar he makeup looks to Heath's Joker. I'm just picturing that girl carving a permanent smile on that lunch lady's face in revenge for scolding her.
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Post by: squeezy on April 13, 2008, 05:08:07 PM
I was cracking up while that red headed kid was talking  :D

You guys are genius  :clap:
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Post by: nummy muffin on April 13, 2008, 07:34:55 PM
The Voice of the Mirror - it was very Linus, don't ya think?  I kept waiting for him to expound on the true meaning of Christmas.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on April 13, 2008, 07:56:49 PM
"I am filled with onwee (how ever you spell it)"
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Post by: nummy muffin on April 13, 2008, 07:59:39 PM
Ennui.  ^_^
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Post by: Rattrap007 on April 13, 2008, 08:04:24 PM
OH dear god I just saw the part with the girl and the mirror and I can't stop laughing!

"Wait I'm a girl" - Kevin
"I thought I saw a clown!" - girl
"Or a puddy tat." - Mike

"Meeee a clown?" - Girl
"Well your certainly not seeing an actress.." :lol

That and the mook red headed kid. This is another killer trax.
Title: Re: If Mirrors Could Speak - New Short Now Available!
Post by: nummy muffin on April 13, 2008, 08:09:51 PM
the short Trax gives me the chuckle I need.

Agreed.  MST3K's shorts always rocked, and now it feels like deja vu.  These shorts are hotter than any Japanese boy's.
Title: Re: If Mirrors Could Speak - New Short Now Available!
Post by: OmegaR! on April 14, 2008, 10:10:16 AM
Agreed.  MST3K's shorts always rocked, and now it feels like deja vu.  These shorts are hotter than any Japanese boy's.

Another Great Short, Speaking of Japanese Boys, this Short kept reminding me of the last two episodes of Evangelion, thinking back, I think that Evangelion may have quoted If Mirrors Could Speak quite a few times
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Post by: nummy muffin on April 14, 2008, 10:22:01 AM
Evangelion?  Cool reference.  What did they quote?
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Post by: OmegaR! on April 14, 2008, 12:10:02 PM
Well, not a direct quote, but there were some phrases that were present in both presentations,

I'm you as others see you
I am you, and you are me (or something similar, or maybe I just imagined it...)

Robbie reminded me of Shinji, who makes a 180 at the end,

plus they both shared the whole, borderline insane self introspection situation
Title: Re: If Mirrors Could Speak - New Short Now Available!
Post by: Sheik Yerbouti on April 15, 2008, 11:20:22 AM
Great short once again!  What I want to know is, what ever happened to the original narrator?  You know, the little black kid with the righteous 'fro talking about all the clowns in his class.  Halfway through the short, the evil mirror becomes the narrator.  You can't do that!  You can't switch narrators mid-stream like that!  At least bring the kid back at the end to give it some closure!  Come to think of it, once the mirror is introduced, you never see that kid again.  That's a little creepy all on its own.
Title: Re: If Mirrors Could Speak - New Short Now Available!
Post by: torgosPizza on April 28, 2008, 09:13:48 AM
FYI, the files have been renamed. Instead of "Self_Image" they are "IfMirrorsCouldSpeak" as should've been in the first place. This should make them easier to find (and in some cases, easier to see that you've already purchased the short). (This is in response to an actual support request we got).
Title: Re: If Mirrors Could Speak - New Short Now Available!
Post by: warreni on May 27, 2008, 09:17:37 AM
Great short once again!  What I want to know is, what ever happened to the original narrator?  You know, the little black kid with the righteous 'fro talking about all the clowns in his class.  Halfway through the short, the evil mirror becomes the narrator.  You can't do that!  You can't switch narrators mid-stream like that!  At least bring the kid back at the end to give it some closure!  Come to think of it, once the mirror is introduced, you never see that kid again.  That's a little creepy all on its own.

It could just be me, but I thought the voice of the mirror sounded an awful lot like John (the kid narrator at the beginning). So I'm not convinced that they did get rid of John. And you definitely hear him in the voiceover later, as he relates how well non-depressed boy and unselfish girl are doing relative to still-a-clown George.

BTW, to mods and Mike, Kevin, and Bill--please keep making the PD short riffs. These are my absolute favorites out of all of the content on the site.  :)
Title: Re: If Mirrors Could Speak - New Short Now Available!
Post by: torgosPizza on May 27, 2008, 09:48:12 AM
BTW, to mods and Mike, Kevin, and Bill--please keep making the PD short riffs. These are my absolute favorites out of all of the content on the site.  :)

We have more on the way :)  Glad you like 'em.