Deadpool

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Deadpool | Verb, Situation | When a film production does something totally unreasonable or disruptive, such as shooting in a residential neighbourhood until the wee hours of the morning or taking over a major thoroughfare during peak rush hour times. The term comes from the action film of the same name, which took over the Georgia Viaduct – a main artery connecting Downtown to East Van – for several days in the Spring of 2015.

Usage | “Do you know if they’re Deadpooling the Viaduct again today?”

There are 6 comments

  1. We need a similar term for developers and construction sites with lane closures on arterial routes. The City must hand those permits out like candy on Halloween to Vision-friendly developers.

  2. Wow, the assholishness here, oooosh. Can you qualify “total unreasonableness” a little more? I guess the Scout crowd can’t see past their pretentiousness to see “Deadpooling” may actually mean bringing some folks who do nothing but eat out every night (and putting asses in seats at many of the very half-empty, mediocre restaurants that this blog seems to cater to) might be worth the disruption to their precious lifestyles…I only wish I could be as shitty to the film community as local folks in Vancouver generally are to us. Many of us unconditionally support the restaurant industry here from the film world (which employs around 80K folks around the province). Can only wish it was a two-way street…I wonder if you could add being “Scout Magazined” for when the far-too-witty hipsters of Vancouver try to outwit you with a clever shitting-on.

  3. Great contribution, Hans. Just because we codify the term doesn’t mean we coined it. And if you want to blame anyone for its use, maybe talk to the blowhard, self-serving location managers who could give a shit about anything but their immediate project’s bottom line. Silly person.

  4. Yes, silly me! Just because you codified an existing term doesn’t mean you have to publish it – that would be an editorial choice that you could have made. Obviously you have no love for me (Johnny I hardly knew ye!) or my colleagues but you could also choose to see the benefits of “Deadpooling” as opposed to generally being assholes about what happens when we’re trying to bring some money into this town, money that will be spent in all these places you blog about or maybe getting to know what we plough through on a daily basis to get films made around here.

    I guess you haven’t got time for that – too busy codifying the lexicon of the town and generalizing about the silly, blowhard, self-serving, not-give-a-shit-about-anything folks like me (not THE locations manager – whatever that means – just A location manager).

    I’m “directing fury” because Scout has the perfect platform and audience to celebrate a part of the arts industry in this town that rarely gets it and can’t see where a shutdown type of “sacrifice” may actually benefit all the cultural events you glorify daily here. But then, I’ve never cared about anything but my immediate project’s bottom line…

    PS. Incidentally, I haven’t got any problem with hipsters – love’em actually, wish I could still be called one at my age – but I think the ones that run this blog suffer from a demonstrable lack of class and insight. And I certainly don’t expect to have the last word!

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