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2002-04-05 01:55:07 AM  
deceiving headline. gotta love it.
2002-04-05 01:55:36 AM  
shouldn't it read ...scene for "XXX" the movie.
2002-04-05 01:56:25 AM  
If you've seen the previews, it looks even worse than the description makes it sound. It just looks positively AWFUL. And the fact that they have a shiny preview with lots of explosions for a movie that's not DONE yet shows where the money's gonna go......

ugh..... excuse me while I vomit
2002-04-05 01:57:44 AM  
Either way, it involved plenty of cock and ball torture.

(Yes, a return to old cliches!)
2002-04-05 01:58:46 AM  
Sure isn't the over the should boner holder twister mishap I had anticipated.

If it had anything with "The Fast and the Furious" dude someone needed to be decapitated anyway.
2002-04-05 01:58:56 AM  
Extreme Porn
2002-04-05 01:59:23 AM  
So, this article basically reads:
"Some guy died. We don't know who."
2002-04-05 02:04:13 AM  
I gotta say that becasue of Diesel and lots of explosions and fast cars this movie will be pretty good...
VERY decieving headline though!!!
2002-04-05 02:06:09 AM  
The sad part is, much like how Raul Julia died of shame out of making Street Fighter, that this guy was just wasted on an obvious piece of shiat movie coming out...
2002-04-05 02:07:48 AM  
And the fact that they have a shiny preview with lots of explosions for a movie that's not DONE yet shows where the money's gonna go......

Uhh, hate to burst your bubble, but just about every major movie puts out trailers while they're still working on the film, lots of times with temp effects shots and stuff like that that's just passable enough to put on screen. Happens all the time, and not just for movies you think might suck.

I'm working on XXX right now, and several people here knew the guy. Sucks.
2002-04-05 02:09:34 AM  
"XXX" is an urban spy thriller

I think we should have a tag for headlines that were written by people who didn't actually read the article. Something like "clueless," except it would refer to the poster.

Or perhaps this was done on purpose, to show how a slight difference in punctuation can change the whole meaning of a sentence or phrase. This reminds me of a girl I knew when I was in university. She had a note taped to her refrigerator door that said, "Take pill." When I asked her what pill, she said she was taking birth control medication for medical reasons (apparently her doctor prescribed this; I didn't ask her to elaborate). So I took a marker and changed the note to read, "Take the pill." She looked at it and said it didn't make any difference to her. The next day, however, when I dropped by her room, she slugged me. Apparently, everyone who had seen the note the previous day ribbed her relentlessly about it. And it was just one tiny word...

Oh my god, what the hell is wrong with me? I'm rambling again, and I don't even have an excuse.
2002-04-05 02:10:18 AM  
When you watch stunts, all yer hoping is the dude will fark up and crash anyway.

Now it happens and eveyrone is sad?
Fuuuuuuhk that.

btw: Raul Julia = not a good actor.
2002-04-05 02:11:48 AM  
btw: Raul Julia = not a good actor.

Dumbass. I realize it's your opinion, and I respect that. And it's my opinion that you are a dumbass. Dumbass.
2002-04-05 02:12:55 AM  
Didn't he die in "Deep Impact"?

get it? XXX? Deep Impact? oh, you guys suck. (ha!.)
2002-04-05 02:15:47 AM  
XXX and "Fast and Furious" go well together.
2002-04-05 02:22:46 AM  
I would've thought that a movie called XXX would be about poison!

What kind of name is Vin Diesel?
2002-04-05 02:33:52 AM  
Hytes Xian - yeah, poison or cartoon moonshine.
2002-04-05 02:37:36 AM  
I think this movie falls into the category of "Let's pad another Hollywood pretty boy's career with a movie where progressively his clothes tear off further and further throughout the movie".

Reindeer Games anyone?
2002-04-05 02:37:59 AM  
That was actually a cool deceiving headline because it was true! What I hate are those stupid links with titles like "Man pisses in Queen Mums mouth and calls her slappy", and the actual story is that the Queen Mum died.

Also, why couldn't it have been Vin Diesel, sparing us years of dumb movies?!?!
2002-04-05 02:40:53 AM  
Randy: I thought the Queen Mum mouth-piss story was scheduled for tomorrow - are you getting tomorrow's newspaper today again?
2002-04-05 02:46:13 AM  
Julia was a damn good actor. Anybody seen Gumball Rally? It's a cool farking movie, with a lot of cool farking cars going really fast. And Julia plays an Italian race car driver, who really loves boobies. Can't go wrong with that.
2002-04-05 02:46:25 AM  
where progressively his clothes tear off further and further throughout the movie

Oh, there's nothing progressive aboutit, I assure you.
2002-04-05 02:56:57 AM  
i saw a preview for XXX in the movies when i went to see resident evil like 2 or 3 weeks ago and there were posters for it in the movie theater. how can they advertise a movie that they hadnt even shot yet? i still really dont get it.
2002-04-05 03:07:32 AM  
how can they advertise a movie that they hadnt even shot yet? i still really dont get it.

You make the assumption that they just started filming it, which is not the case, they've been filming it for months. In fact, from what I understand, the bulk of principle photography is getting near to being done.

Also, most of the time a movie is not filmed in the sequence of events that you see on screen. The last scene might very well be the first thing they film. By the time they start thinking about making trailers (unless they just make a teaser with hardly any real footage from the movie) at least half of the film has been shot and the effect work has been started, so they have plenty of footage to work with.

If you listen carefully to movie trailers, lots of time you'll realize that whatever music they're using, if it's scored and not some Smashmouth song, is from the score of an older movie. The first X-Men trailer, if I remember right, nabbed from the Dark City score.

Making movies is all smoke and mirrors, and the trailers moreso.
2002-04-05 03:07:55 AM  
who died when he smashed into a bridge while parasailing

Holy crap. Even Wile E. Coyote's thinking "damn, that's gotta hurt."
2002-04-05 03:08:29 AM  
Shoot I was thinking an actor had a heart attack while screwing some chick for an XXX-rated movie....
2002-04-05 03:09:51 AM  
And to add somewhat to what Wedge said, you see alot of footage in trailers that doesn't even make the final cut, they're in such a hurry to get a trailer out...
2002-04-05 03:18:20 AM  
"Vin Diesel (birth name: Mark Vincent) was raised by his astrologer/psychiatrist mother and adoptive father in an artist's housing project in New York's Greenwich Village, never knowing his biological father." (www.imdb.com)

Sounds like he's made for Hollywood; already got the farked-up childhood and everything.

His mom?
[image from marilynmemorabilia.com too old to be available]

Nurse Diesel, "High Anxiety"

"The Rice and the Ridiculous" was a terrible movie. Just about every cliche was used, from the "cop falls for sister of bad guy" to the "cop saves life of gang member who hates him".

Raul Julia (check spelling) was great as Mr. Addams in one-and-a-half good movies. "Kiss of the Spider Woman" was pretty moving, too.

"Street Fighter" is good with a case of beer and a bunch of MST3K-minded people.

As for the stuntman dying, it sucks. What's worse is that everyone famous will remember him as being some saint when otherwise they wouldn't give him the time of day.
2002-04-05 03:20:15 AM  
you see alot of footage in trailers that doesn't even make the final cut, they're in such a hurry to get a trailer out...

That's a lot more rare these days, especially since they liek to show off some of the special effects a lot of the time, and you usually don't cut a shot you just paid ILM booku $$$ to make if you can help it. I do, however, have vivid memories of the trailer for Real Genius and seeing shots of Val Kilmer floating in a lawn chair suspended under a bunch of balloons, and being slightly dissapointed when they weren't in the actual movie. :)
2002-04-05 03:20:57 AM  
I thought the guy had gotten "the gush" before reading the actual article. Look for the song "Porn" by "Blue Jam" if you need an explanation.
2002-04-05 03:32:44 AM  
I just stumbled onto this site, SoundtrackNet, hadn't seen it before, but it tells you which music was used in various movie trailers, and you can see how often trailers bastardize music from other films. ("Hard Rain" used music from both "Crimson Tide" and "Backdraft".)
2002-04-05 03:36:34 AM  
Everyone knows that Prague is not a good place to pull stunts. Well, except for that guy.

-he who stacks pork
2002-04-05 03:41:11 AM  
Whoa, thanks Peaceboy, that site kicks ass.
2002-04-05 03:50:54 AM  
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2002-04-05 04:44:21 AM  
Wedge makes a good point about the music in trailers.

There's a new movie with Matt Damon and Franka Potente "The Bourne Identity" and they use the music from one of Franka's best known movies "Run Lola Run" in the trailer.

Anyways... thought I'd point that out.
2002-04-05 04:47:11 AM  
That's funnier than a bucket of pelicans...
2002-04-05 05:06:05 AM  
Sod A Dog, let's not go overboard here, nothing is funnier than a bucket of pelicans.
2002-04-05 06:45:56 AM  
Raul Julia - Star of that most excellent film, Overdrawn At The Memory Bank!

Great acting in that one! Almost as fine a performance as he put into Street Fighter, The Movie
2002-04-05 06:50:45 AM  
Is it just me, or does the name "Vin Diesel" sound like it could be an alias for an actor who does gay porn?
2002-04-05 06:53:03 AM  
Most. Deceptive. Title. Ever.

(It had to be done.)
2002-04-05 07:16:08 AM  
Tidbit about Vin Diesel of the day:
Did you know that Vin Diesel has written, directed, produced and starred in two of his own movies? A short, called Multi-facial (ironically enough, considering this article's heading), premiered at Cannes in 1995, which was so well received, it went on to Sundance. His first full-length movie, Strays, was shown at Sundance in 1997. Apparently Strays is where El Spielbergo discovered him, then promptly tossed him into Saving Private Ryan.

Anyway, the point is, he's not just a studly Hollywood pretty boy. He's actually got a head on his shoulders.

And, no, I'm not all gay and in love with him - I just hate to see a guy get a bad rap for no good reason. Really.
2002-04-05 07:20:57 AM  
Cunning Stunts
2002-04-05 07:23:55 AM  
So it's going to be snuff movie, huh?
2002-04-05 07:25:15 AM  
Let me amend the fact that I've never seen either movie, so I have no idea whether they were absolutely terrible or otherwise. I'm just pointing out that making a film that goes to large indy film festivals and does reasonably well takes more than a whim and a camera.
2002-04-05 07:34:22 AM  
2002-04-05 07:48:23 AM  
So instead of using fast cars as penis substitutes in F& the F, what are they going to use in this movie?
2002-04-05 08:18:17 AM  
If it doesn't say Spicycomet, it's NOT the original!
2002-04-05 08:40:23 AM  
Dammit, I wish people would put disclaimers before they give away crucial parts of an upcoming movie. Now we all know the parasailer dies by hitting a bridge.
2002-04-05 08:54:51 AM  
What I loved is the fact that they only mentioned the dudes death in 2 paragraphs and did a commercial for the movie with the remaining paragraphs.

Bunch of savages in this town.
2002-04-05 08:58:39 AM  
Lets face it, Diesel isn't going to get a lot of straight- up roles with that voice and build. He did a bad-boy wallstreet movie awhile ago--the name suddenly escapes me--and you just didn't buy this fella as a broker, even a crooked one. Pitch Black, yeah, you bought that. Fast and the Furious, you bought that. Saving Private Ryan, you bought that role too. Iron Giant, what's not to love? Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were just a couple of punks who did movies for Kevin Smith before they hit "Good Will Hunting," and suddenly everyone thought they were the best things since sliced, almond baked tofu kabobs. Man's got some chops in the industry--thank you Phreaky Monkey (no, I am not going to spend the time shifting for all the capitals)for mentioning the shorts. He's going to make action flicks for awhile, cause that's where the money is. Then he'll do indie flicks for the experience and credibility. Looks like the freaky-voiced one is going about managing his career OK.
Too bad about the unnamed stuntman though...
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