We were asked to watch the 1954 Godzilla film, and tweet during the experience. I immediately point out that the film didn’t star Bryan Cranston, and therefore probably not as good. This was followed by my friend Bradley tweeting an edited photo of Bryan Cranston’s face on Godzilla captioned ‘Look again”. This led to me using MS Paint to draw rollerblades and crop Bryan Cranstons face onto Godzilla, in, what I consider to be, a witty retort.
Contextually, this is a large web we drew on for both of our entertainment. And people responded on Twitter to this. They got that Bryan Cranston was in 2012 Godzilla, a remake of the current film, that he was also in ‘Malcolm in the Middle’, rollerblading in a single episode. And now, somehow, the audience understood what I was making reference to. Which, is bizarre. How did these people make these links, without assistance? Looking back, it is convoluted, and was mostly a joke to one of my friends.
I guess what I took from the live tweeting experience, is that somehow, we can draw on a collective knowledge as people when viewing something. We all bring our own knowledge and share it together. Did it enhance the film? I would say no. But was it more fun? Probably.