I’m working two different film production jobs and spend quite a bit of time editing various programs. I once remarked to someone that whenever you’re rewinding footage, everyone sounds like they’re speaking Swedish – and then I watched the delightful 80’s spoof film Top Secret! and one scene in particular had me cracking up…
Val Kilmer and his gal pal Lucy Gutteridge go into a Swedish bookstore, where our scene unfolds:
[I couldn’t find a clip with the English subtitles that were in the original; click here to watch the same scene backwards to hear what they were saying]
Top Secret! is full of various visual gags (à la Airplane!), doing so with some great special effects that had me regularly rewinding and pausing to figure out how they did it. Along with Kilmer’s other 80’s comedy Real Genius, definitely check it out.