The Yes Men movie was pretty different. They have a real way with words. I cannot say it was my favorite movie to watch, but I suppose that their intentions were good. While watching it they even made me angry for how offensive to the people they were being and talking to them like they were more superior to them even though that it was all an act. I found that this documentary related to our found footage project because of their culture jamming nature. For our found footage piece I found that this assignment is similar to these guys since we had to find a whole new meaning for what we wanted to portray. We had to find our own special ways in order to twist words and take them out of context to make either a funny or serious message. I preferred funny. What the Yes Men did was pretty interesting and kind of amusing. I was entertained by watching the people’s faces at what these guys were saying and how they were trying to say it. I just remember seeing the face of one lady in the crowd whose jaw was left wide open because she was so bewildered by the current discussion. It is amazing how you can twist words or even concepts around in order to make them mean something totally different. These guys were able to do that, especially in a pretty offensive way. I have to say though it is pretty fun taking something out of context and making it mean something totally different. I liked being able to take certain clips for this project and pair them with others in order for them to sound, just wrong. Especially since it was taking clips from kid shows and making them sound suggestive or to just point out something that was already pretty suggestive. I mean, suggestive lines from a kid show, at least being older now is amusing to point out and get people’s attention.
That is what it seemed like the Yes Men were doing. They brought up certain topics in such a unique way that it got people’s attention. It pissed them off and some even had to leave the situation. I think it could be looked at as kind of creative that 2 guys would have such a way of making people angry just to get their attention and act on the situation.