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 Post subject: Scott of the Sahara - based on wat film?
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:39 pm 
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Does anyone have an idea on what film this sketch was based?

Or at least, it very much gives the impression it was based on a real film report. There was a Scott film in 1948, but it might also have been based on another film of course.

Any ideas?

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In answer to your question, i dont know.

But i feel the need to say urgh! i cant stand that skectch. It drags on way too long and its not perticularly funny either.

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I can understand, but that's not the point.

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I think it was probably the 1948 one.
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A lot of people have suggested that, but I have two objections:

1. The python sketch is a sort of on location report; I don't think there ever was an on location report in 1948.

2. The 1948 Scott film is - apparently - very serious and documentary-like. The python sketch exagerates a situation on a film set of a 'completely different' - no pun intended - kind. (Just like the Piranha Brothers Sketch is not very far from the truth either.)

So it might have been a film about another explorer. It is a puzzler.

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I don't think it was based on a specific film. Wasn't the director character based on someone though?

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Well, I mean, it starts out being called Scott of the Antarctic, and that's the same title as a real movie made in 1948. That movie was about this guy:
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Robert Falcon Scott (June 6, 1868 - March 29, 1912) was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer. Scott led two expeditions to the South Pole, and died on the disastrous second trip, along with his crew.
It seems like the sketch must've been at least sort of based on it, or on the concept of a remake or something, doesn't it?


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electric penguin wrote:
Well, I mean, it starts out being called Scott of the Antarctic, and that's the same title as a real movie made in 1948. That movie was about this guy:
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Robert Falcon Scott (June 6, 1868 - March 29, 1912) was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer. Scott led two expeditions to the South Pole, and died on the disastrous second trip, along with his crew.
It seems like the sketch must've been at least sort of based on it, or on the concept of a remake or something, doesn't it?


Obviously Scott exists and there is at least one movie about him.
Now, if you use your imagination a bit - and actually read my post - you might consider the possibility that the sketch was not based on a movie about Scott, but about someone else.

The cardinal could be right - it could be more about films and location reports in general. I am not sure it is based on an actual film / director, it just gives me that feeling.

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5piny n0rman wrote:
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Now, if you use your imagination a bit - and actually read my post - you might consider the possibility that the sketch was not based on a movie about Scott, but about someone else.


I read your post. I'm not saying it's not possible. In your original post you asked for any ideas. I gave my idea/opinion. Not a very creative one, but it's what I think is most likely. If you come up with a specific explorer film you think it was about, that would hold more water than a vauge feeling that it's not based on Scott.


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Yes, well I think you are wrong, I just don't have a solution either. That is why I started the topic in the first place. (I had already considered the 1948 film.)

Another argument against your option is that most films spoofed in the Flying Circus are 60s films, by 60s filmmakers such as Pasolini or Godard.

Remember, the film was in cinema in 1948. Would people in 1968 still know it, without video recorders or rental?

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I can see your points. I'm not convinced yet, but I'll shut up and see if anyone else has any ideas.


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