Midnight Madness Blog

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Now that the server isn't being slammed from across the globe here is the long awaited top 5 (part 1 is located here)

5 & 4. Happy Birthday Dario! Last year’s opener was Dario Argento’s Mother of Tears and it happened to be Dario’s Birthday. So Colin led the crowd in a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday. And during the film, the fire alarm went off! Rather than streaming out of the theater like Midnight Maniacs everyone stayed firmly in place. Mainly because most of us thought it was part of the score. Eventually someone yelled “TURN IT OFF” and the alarm was silenced. We midnight maniacs are a devoted bunch, we’d rather be burned alive than leave a movie early!

3. Zombies invade midnight madness. I’m often mistaken for a zombie attending a madness flick late in the festival. Sleeping 2-4 hours a night starts to affect your appearance people. Go figure. But during last years madness the Toronto Zombie Walk showed up in full force for the premiere of George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead. At least I hope they were from the zombie walk… Shudder.

2. Tony Jaa Tears the roof off the sucka. Read the posts about Ong Bak’s standing ovation.

1. Jagshemash, My name-a Borat. Okay, in the interest of full disclosure, I wasn’t at this screening. I *wanted* to be there, but so did about 1000 other people who apparently beat me out in the ticket lottery. But from what I hear this was one unforgettable madness. “Kazakh” women pulled a carriage riding Sacha Baron Cohen into the Ryerson. Sometime during the screening the film broke. Michael Moore (yeah THE Michael Moore) ran up to the projection booth to try to repair it. Finally Cohen came to the stage and threatened to castrate poor Colin. Oh, did I mention most of this is on Youtube!

again, what is with the short term memory here??? MM has been running since 1988!
Comment By greatsilence At 03/09/2021 2:44 PM
It's a tough call with MM moments, but Borat definitely ranks among the top!
The media frezy was insane...I think more people turned out for Borat than Brad Pitt!

Sure there were some technical difficulties..but having a surprise Q/A was absolutely priceless..and hey..I even made it on the DVD!

Just goes to show...at MM the film is only part of the experience, and no matter what happens it'll be a blast.
Comment By GORE At 03/09/2021 4:28 PM
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