If you’re making a movie about Nazis from the dark side of the moon, starring a Sarah Palin lookalike, your promotional strategy is pretty easy: tell people what your movie is about.
Timo Vuorensola proved that earlier this week. The director of Iron Sky, a European film about Nazis from the dark side of the moon starring a Sarah Palin lookalike, scored the most popular live interview on Reddit this week.
Vuorensola, who hails from Finland, beat out established Hollywood director Brian Taylor in the response he got from Reddit’s community interviewers. Taylor directed the Crank series and his latest, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, hit theaters last Friday.
Other AMA highlights this week include Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard Evan Mathis, New York Times best-selling author and seduction self-help guru Neil Strauss, and a guy who clinically died three times.
Below, we’ve compiled the top seven posts (seven being our lucky number) from Reddit’s r/IAmA this week, as voted by redditors themselves. We’ve also included a sample question and answer from each. For the complete list, check here.
A note on terminology: AMA stands for “ask me anything,” while “IAmA” is simply “I am a;” AMAA means “ask me almost anything.”
Q: Have you had a test screening with modern day Nazis to determine how they feel you've represented their culture? (LeonBlank)
A: No, we haven't. That would be a great marketing idea, actually!
Q: Given the recent focus on concussions, are you at all concerned for your long-term health? (PurpleMan)
A: Linemen are constantly banging their heads. Each of those sub-concussive impacts is having some negative effect on the brain. I really don't know how long I expect to live but it's been a great 30 years. I'm kind of willing to sacrifice a decade or two for the chance of not having to work in my 40s or 50s.
Q: Did you get paid for the job? If yes, how much per month? (aliekber)
A: No we were never paid. It was totally voluntary. Paul had a few flights subsidized and some of our accommodation was pro-rated but no - this was a passion project. Hence why we're both broke!
Q: How much of The Game is factually accurate vs. dramatization? I find it hard to believe you could capture all those quotes from all those people verbatim and then write about them later? (coolymccool)
A: It is all accurate. What helped was: taking notes in the moment and immediately afterward. Also, at ProHo, once guys knew who I was, I started recording things. And I think in retrospect what really allowed me to put everything in there was the fact that when you were in the field, you were thinking, "I can't wait to go home and write a field report about this." So you were always immediately, while it was fresh, writing out a word by word, blow by blow, report for other guys.
Q: Did you ever discern a difference between being unconscious and being dead? (Gengar_Galois)
A: This is something I struggle with to this day. After coming out of my coma, I would constantly question if any of this is real. It sounds absurd, but every time i turn left through an intersection or anything that I would consider "risky" I subconsciously bite the side of my tongue to ensure I can feel it to prove to myself I am not dead.
Q: Ever have any tough crowds that didn't enjoy you're awesomeness? Stories please! (cabbageman818)
A: Airport security was the toughest crowd by far! It is not funny to moonwalk through customs!
Q: So does Jason Statham use doors in real life, or does he just kick down walls when he needs to get somewhere? (saybruh)
A: it's best to leave doors open
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