Talk:Gigantic (A Tale Of Two Johns)

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Michael McKean[edit | edit source]

4-9-04: I have a mystery I need solved. On one of the trailers for Gigantic, there's a clip of Michael McKean saying "You didn't enjoy it, you never belived it." Obviously, this must be a clip of him reciting Spiraling Shape like he recited The End Of The Tour in the movie and I Palindrome I in the special features, but there is no footage of him reciting Spiraling Shape to be found anywhere in the movie or the special features. Does anyone know if it's there somewhere, or is it just something they stuck in the trailer? --My Evil Twin's Twin

4-26-04: Well, when I went to go see the movie at the Tivoli theater in St.Louis, AJ Schnack was there in attendance (and quite happy to be there, as it was in the very near vicinity of his home town and college) and there was a Q&A after the movie was over. I do remember the topic of the recited lyrics by McKean coming up. As it was, AJ had asked him to do I Palindrome I, as well as what I believe was described as "a few others" (or something to that effect) for the movie, which he said he did perfectly. (He may have even mentioned Spiraling Shape, because I remember the song being refrenced somewhere in the Q&A.) After he was done, he told AJ that he could also do The End of the Tour, to AJ's suprise. Obviously, AJ liked that speech better, and put it in the movie.
There was no explination as to what came of the other takes, but I'm pretty sure they didn't include it into the DVD on account of not wanting to have any "overkill" laying around. With that many extras, you're going to have to put in only what you want the most. Perhaps putting it into the trailer was AJ's way of giving that clip a bit of usage. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pandaman (talkcontribs)

Drinking Game?[edit | edit source]

11/6/04: I don't know if anyone else watched the movie through with the commentary, but I remember a point where Flans mentions making a Gigantic drinking game, and he quips about taking a sip everytime someone says "like" or "you know". Has anyone elaborated on this? I'd really like to see what people could make of this. --SweetAfton23

I have many friend on a UK forum who claim to have done this. Making up all sorts of different rule. From their accounts it sounds like great fun. ~ fingertips 10:32, February 26, 2005
Yeah, it's just before the Flash animation for Gloria's conversation. -- Ecks 21:10, July 12, 2005

Wikians in Gigantic[edit | edit source]

Should it be mentioned on the Gigantic page that TMBG fans that appear anywhere in the film (such as myself) can link themselves to Kevin Bacon in just two steps, via Michael McKean? (He was in "The Big Picture" with Bacon) -TDK 12:19, February 27, 2005

Sweet. Where are you in the film? Come to think of it, are there any other wikians in the film? - Desck 19:01, February 27, 2005
I'm in the Tower Records crowd, and you can see me as the camera pans across the audience and back during New York City. I look like a total geek. I'm probably also in some of the Polish Home shots, but it's just too hard to make out individuals. Finally, in the third fan testimonial, the guy from Detroit talks about me wanting to get an autograph tattoo. Does that count?  :) -TDK 09:52, February 28, 2005
That was you??? Awesome. I have heard you talked about other places too. I think corn mo mentions you in his journal on his website. Not that I read corn mo's journal at often, I just wanted to hear his reaction to the concerts he did with TMBG and Common Rotation. That are actually rather amusing. Surprising ~ fingertips 14:00, February 28, 2005
Hey, I'm new here and relativaly new to TMBG. (3 years). Anyway, that's so cool that your the guy from detroit. You are like a celebrity (Kinda). I loved Gigantic. It was awesome. -The SK 20:46, March 14, 2005
Well, I hope no one reads Corn Mo's journal regularly. heh heh. --Bluething 17:26, 22 Jul 2005 (EDT)
Just to clarify, I'm not the guy from Detroit that appears in the film. I'm the guy he talks about in the film. -TDK 05:34, July 21, 2005

Older[edit | edit source]

Could someone put in the rest of the information for the featured song Older? I believe it's mentioned a few times in the documentary, plus we see a live performance of it. --Guest 16:49, January 1, 2006

Payments?[edit | edit source]

How much did you guys have to pay for your copys of the DVD? I just got mine and they had to get it shipped in from a small retailer in like new york. And it cost the grand total price of $45.00. -Cody-schmidt 17:50, April 12, 2006

I think I bought it at Best Buy the day it came out for $18ish. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 16:55, 12 Apr 2006 (CDT)
Well here in the uk they apparently have it for less than a fiver!!! Score! -Vixus 12:43, May 6, 2006
DANG, oh well i still got it. -Cody-schmidt 18:20, May 6, 2006
I got mine used for, like, $10 --ArAn 14:12, 10 May 2006 (CDT)
Mine was $25. Well, $24.99. I blame the price on how hard to find it is around here. ;-; --Lemita 16:26, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
I just paid $12 total on eBay. I received the disc yesterday and it is in mint condition. I have not watched it yet but cannot wait! --Mr. B. 12:08, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

Anyone Know?[edit | edit source]

Out of curiousity, can someone tell me whether the DVD has 1 disk or 2 disks? I just rented it, and I'm probably going to buy it soon. I just want to know. —Preceding unsigned comment added by CuppaCoffee (talkcontribs) 18:33, June 26, 2006

It's one disc...just like your rental copy. :) -CapitalQtalk ♪ 16:36, 26 Jun 2006 (MDT)
Thanks. :D

A silly Gigantic related tidbit[edit | edit source]

This is completely random, but wanna see Flans burn his hand over and over again? link. And then of course, the NEDM version... link —Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.158.119.64 (talk) 01:42, July 10, 2006

What is the song playing in that first YTMND? --Valerie 21:32, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
It's not a tmbg song... sounds like Davinci's Notebook maybe? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rilom (talkcontribs) 04:17, August 18, 2006
The music was ripped from a 1994 short film called The Dirdy Birdy directed by John Dilworth. Watch it on Youtube.png or the director's site which is better quality and the audio is sync'd. But according to one of the Sound Design guys it was just stock "pre-recorded library music." And I'm now realizing I must have been really bored to look all of this up, because I spent quite some time on it. Oh well, it's a funny film. Made me laugh. --badqueso 09:46, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
John Dilworth also made Courage The Cowardly Dog. Connection made. Mission accomplished. - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 10:53, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
Intersting. It still sounds like Flans to me, though. Thanks for looking it up. --Valerie 16:43, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Re: See The Constellation?[edit | edit source]

Anyone else unsure if this is really in that part where Dan and Danny are talking about the age of TMBG's fans? I think the audience was saying "No, wait!" or something, which reminded me of Drink, but it was kinda too fast for that. Any ideas? I might be wrong. --Lemita 00:40, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Capitalization[edit | edit source]

Since this page has been around for a while, I didn't want to do anything without making sure, but, in compliance with the norm of capitalizing the first letter of every word in a page's title, should I move this page to "Gigantic (A Tale Of Two Johns)"? Figured I might as well ask first if there's a particular reason for having the current name. ~ magbatz

Here Comes The ABC(Gum)[edit | edit source]

So, in the scene where the Lincoln-Sudbury High debate team is discussing the meaning behind Particle Man, if you look back up underneath the desks in the backgroud, check out all of the ABC gum stuck there. What are the chances that one of those pieces of gum was put there by one or both of the Johns?(CaptainCaustic, Oct. 21, 08)

Formatting error on the page[edit | edit source]

Hey, does anyone know why this page currently says that this DVD is available for purchase on the TMBG Merch site as a CD? I've tried editing the page and adding "|Format=DVD" like the Amazon line has, but that doesn't seem to help . . . Drew 16:08, 22 October 2011 (EDT)

Weird, why did a lowercase f in "format" make the difference? Drew 16:26, 22 October 2011 (EDT)

No 9/11 references?[edit | edit source]

I put in a piece of trivia about the fact that part of the movie was filmed on September 11th, 2001 and it was undid with just a "...no". Is it really so inappropriate? Even the Internet Movie Database points this out. It's a little hard to ignore.--Pittsburghmuggle (talk) 21:06, 13 April 2013 (EDT)

terrorist attacks are not relevant to music by they might be giants or a documentary about them. -Apollo (colloquia!) 21:45, 13 April 2013 (EDT)
It's in a trivia section! It's eminently relevant as a cultural benchmark. I think is seems more of an emotional knee-jerk reaction to keep it out, and I suppose if there's that much emotion involved, we best keep it out, but let's be honest about it. -- CJSF (talk) 22:59, 13 April 2013 (EDT)
I agree that there's no need for it to be there--it doesn't have anything to do with the film. Anyway, if you watch Gigantic it says what the date is at the beginning of that section, so if people really care they're going to find out anyway. I don't see why there's any reason to bring terrible things onto the wiki when they don't have anything to do with what's being discussed. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 23:05, 13 April 2013 (EDT)
I think it was taken out because of inaccurate information. I could be wrong, but I think what your talking about is the Tower Records show in Manhattan that was filmed on September TENTH, 2001. It was actually eight hours before 9/11. --User:Cloisonned12 20:08, 2 May 2013 (EDT)
The show started at midnight, because it was supposed to be on the release day, which was September 11th. It may have been the middle of the night, but that was still technically the date. (But as I said, I don't think it's relevant to this at all.) --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 20:13, 2 May 2013 (EDT)
I dropped the subject in the interest of my own sanity (I actually didn't come back to read this discussion page until just now) - however I just finally watched the director's commentary and they DO discuss it. They said they thought long and hard on whether to or not mention 9/11 because it would have been crass for them to "cash in" on that, however they also had to consider the fact that the fans there will forever associate that promotion with 9/11 the next day so to say nothing is kind of on the edge, too. One person associated with the event (they mention it in the commentary) actually stayed at a hotel by the World Trade Center and had to evacuate, leaving all of their possessions behind in the hotel. So there is significance, it is trivia - however I won't add it pending further discussion. There is merit to further discussion on the topic. The fact that it is brought up in the commentary I feel is a slam-dunk on the "can be mentioned without it being totally inappropriate" side.--Pittsburghmuggle (talk) 03:11, 22 January 2015 (EST)