In one scene the main characters would be walking down the street while some 'derelict?' got thrown out of a bar. Random extra that almost knocks into our characters who notice it and move on.
In another film our star would be in a bar after a really bad day and get into a fight and get thrown out. As he stumbles out of the bar he practically falls on two passer-bys who notice him and then move on.
The trick being to always have the same actors. Oh, maybe you didn't notice that the uncredited drunk in movie one was Johnny Depp, But after the first film gets referenced in the second.. it becomes the director's signature.
I actually had the idea in junior high school, long before the music video revolution and definitely before John Waite. There's a really bizarre scene in John Waite's video for "Missing You" where he hangs up the phone and then walks by a bunch of people pointing up looking off camera. It really makes almost no sense.
Of course, there's also John Waite's video for "Change" which deals with a crazed jumper being talked down by a negotiator while below several people look up and point.
So, here are the shots from both videos..
Are they lined up? No. But it's so clever and if I don't get to do it one day.. I really hope some Director does. (Well, paying me credit for it.)
That's all for today...