Top Secret!‘s Backwards Scene Forwards

Here’s the original scene as presented in the 1984 Zucker/Abrahams comedy, Top Secret! With obvious and clever staging they made it seem as if the actors were speaking Swedish, when in fact it was simply shot in reverse manner.

(YouTube Link)

Now, thanks to the YouTube editing prowess of user reishiki, we can see how this scene actually looked when filmed. Also, I either never knew or had completely forgotten that the bookstore guy is played by Peter (Grand Moff Tarkin) Cushing.

(YouTube Link)

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One Response to Top Secret!‘s Backwards Scene Forwards

  1. This is so completely awesome! Very obvious that it was originally filmed in reverse but I never thought to try and ‘reverse’ it so it plays correctly!

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