This morning, a group of us on Google’s G+ gathered together and were discussing our moments of the week. In the midst of the conversation, Laurent Jean Phillipe shared one of his favorite movies that he found on YouTube. One of the best new features of G+ Hangouts is the ability to project movies for a group of people. It was like a Global, virtual drive-in theater! We were laughing, snacking and chatting together during a viewing of The Party with Peter Sellers.
What was the most amusing is The Party is about a global party where the main character an Indian actor in Los Angeles. The Party takes a humorous peek into the personalities that might be found in a Hollywood event during the 60′s. The guests at the party hailed from France, India, Russia, Mexico, the US and were a diverse group of nationalities, which must have been out of the norm for the time. All kinds of stereotypes make up the personalities including, Hollywood moguls, actress wanna-bes, wait staff, alcoholics, teenagers, housewives, intellectuals and the nouveaux riche. A series of mishaps escalates into complete chaos and hilarity. For a film made over 40 years ago, the movie does not miss a beat in terms of poking fun at all of the characters. (Loved It!!)
This event was a form of what +martin shervington has dubbed “Commoogling”. A Commoogle is when a group of Gplussers get together in a Hangout and have an “get to know you” event. These events occur mostly on the weekends and welcome new users. We love to help beginners get up to speed and openly invite people to introduce themselves.
Before you know it, you might be joining us for a global movie! In the meantime, you might enjoy this movie too… so get your popcorn ready & get ready to laugh!