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COMPETITION: Stand Up To Win $126.00 & More…

Russell Peters accepts Jake Jake Gyllenhaal's challenge in Source Code

It’s been bloomin’ yonks since we had a competition here, so Duncan has come up with one that harks back to the great MOON competitions he did back in the olden times (ok 2009).

In the still image from Source Code above, you can see Max Denoff (Russell Peters) accepting Colter Stevens’ (Jake Gyllenhaal) challenge to make all the people on their train laugh. Duncan’s challenge to you is…

Perform a stand up comedy routine on a train in front of all the passengers and get a friend to film it. Upload the video evidence to youtube, vimeo etc and send us a link to prove you did it. We’ll compile them all into a blog post and have a public vote. The one with the most votes wins.

Just like Max the winner will receive $126.00 in cash from Source Code Director Duncan Jones, and some other nice bits & bobs Duncan will pop together to make it all worth your while šŸ™‚

Sounds simple, but have you got the bottle? Eh?…

Tweet links of your video evidence to Duncan @ManMadeMoon using hashtag #SourceCodeStandUp or e-mail a link to me here unklerupert@manmademovies.co.uk.

We’ll set an end date when we get a few in so you know what your up against.

Good luck, and have fun!

UPDATE!!

SeemsĀ @crimsong19 wants to do his “routine” on an Ox & Cart, so we’re opening this up to any form of mass transport. Now warm up, gargle, La La La Laaaaaaaaa, and GET OUT THERE!

Review: SOURCE CODE By Chris Bacon

SOURCE CODE by Chris BaconI’ve been lucky to make some great friends online throughout this whole film promoting lark over the last couple of years, people who I’d consider proper mates in the “real world”. One chap who seems to share a similar sense of humor to myself is Dan Watts. As is the case most of the time, I can’t quite recall how we happened upon each other, but I’m very glad we did, as not only can we have a giggle online, but I was also able to ask Dan to write a piece for us about Chris Bacon’s score for SOURCE CODE, to feature here on the blog.

Dan is a well respected composer for Film and TV, with credits that include The Sarah Jane Adventures (CBBC), For Neda (HBO) & The World Cup Rock n’ Goal Years (ITV) So I thought he’d be the best person to go on about rubbing strings and blowing pipes and all that business. Over to Dan…

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Simon C Page Shows Us The Source Code

Simon C Page - Source Code Poster

Well, as Duncan has just said “The internet is brilliant for all sorts of reasons. For me, today, its because of this – Love it!” “This” being the bloody lovely ‘Source Code‘ poster above, that Simon C Page popped up on his portfolio earlier this evening.

We’ve seen a wonderful poster already from Lloyd Stas, and of course we now have the official poster, all featuring the stars of the film, but this is raw, naked, code, which is bound to have an appeal for some of you out there (and certainly stirred something in my sub processes)

Simon has very kindly dropped us an e-mail to explain his ideas behind the poster:

The idea was quite a simple one as coding is the first thing, I imagine, most people like myself think of when they hear the words “source code”. Therefore I thought it would be interesting to do a teaser style poster incorporating some looping code functions to tie in with the moviesĀ repetitiveĀ elements of Colter’s travels.

I initially went at it with more geeky code (where just the loop and statement parts were really understandable) but realised if I used an early BASIC language it would make the coding much more legible for all and make it quite interesting for people to work out the movie plot from this code.

I generally don’t do many movie poster except if I have a good idea. I’m probably best know for my minimalistic geometric style and one of my most popular series are my International Year of Astronomy Posters

Thanks to Simon, for a brilliant poster design, and for taking the time to get in touch as well. Now I suggest you pop over to Simon’s site and check out the rest of his portfolio.

Official Synopsis For Source Code Appears

Source Code - Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal)As you may recall, comingsoon.net picked up the first official promotional shot for Source Code last week from the American Film Market, and breaking across the net today we now have the official synopsis for Duncan Jones’ second feature, via JoBlo and Film School Rejects. There’s quite a bit of detail in here…

Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes with a jolt to find himself on a commuter train heading into Chicago. Although the other passengers all seem to know him, he has absolutely no idea where-or even who-he is. The last thing Colter remembers is flying a helicopter mission in Iraq, but here he is in someone else’s life going through someone else’s morning commute. Before he can do anything an express train zooms by on the opposite track and a bomb explodes, seemingly killing Colter and all the other passengers.

Colter comes to in an isolation chamber, strapped to a seat, and wearing his military flight suit. He still has no idea what’s happening, except that he’s being spoken to by mission controller Carol Goodwin (Vera Farmiga), who calmly recites a series of memory questions to which Colter is shocked to realize he knows the answers. He learns he’s part of an operation called “Beleaguered Castle,” but before he can progress any further, Goodwin starts up the machinery and suddenlyā€¦Colter is back on the train, at exactly the same time he first appeared there, once again speeding through Chicago with the same group of commuters.

Colter figures he’s in some kind of simulation exercise, with his task being to find the bomber onboard the train before it goes off again. Living the explosion over and over, Colter must uncover the identity of the bomber, while also figuring out what the alternative universe of “Beleaguered Castle” is. Adding to the puzzle, Colter uses the second chance opportunities to make peace with his father, and to find romance with a fellow passenger on the train.

That enough to keep you going until March 2011? Hope so, but we’ll be sure to let you know if any other interesting little titbits come our way…

First Promotional Shot From Source Code Appears Online

Whilst on a trip to the American Film Market, Comingsoon.net have come across what appears to be the first promotional shot for Duncan Jones’ second feature ‘Source Code‘.

Jake Gyllenhaal as Coulter Stevens in Source Code
Source Code promo shot // via comingsoon.net

And checking comingsoon.net’s Source Code page, this appears to be a shot from towards the start of the film:

Colter comes to in an isolation chamber, strapped to a seat, and wearing his military flight suite. He still has no idea what’s happening…

Thanks to WDW for the pointer šŸ™‚