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It's funny... but it's no Romance of the Jedi
This is hilarious . . . they something similar, "Brokeback TopGun" about ten days ago, and that too was really funny, though it took less creative work to make that movie look really homoerotic.
I believe this re-imagining of existing films through re-cut trailers is the greatest new art form of our time. OK, maybe not. But they are incredibly funny and clever. Thanks for linking, I never visit Sully anymore and would've missed this entirely.
Yep, this gets my vote for best new art form, too. I wonder if the studios will try to stamp this out. When "The Grey Album" came out, the music biz made it clear that they didn't tolerate this sort of thing.
Peter - the same thought had occurred to me. The music industry does stuff like that and then wonders why nobody buys cd's anymore; while I understand their claim that they are owed royalties, them seem to completely miss the fact that you have to really love music and buy a lot of cds and equipment in order to produce something like the Gray Album, and, odds are, if you're able to appreciate the Gray Album, the music industry isn't losing money on you. That's how I feel about these movie trailers. Studios have a right to make money on their films, but I think they'll ultimately make more money if they let their fans play around with them and have fun, especially when, as on these websites, nobody seems to be making any money off of them.I hope the movie industry doesn't imitate the music industry in this regard!
Jacob, I couldn't get past all those ads on the iFilm site -- I finally found it here: Romance of the Jedi -- thanks, it was very well done!
I'm fond of the Sleepless in Seattle parody that presents the movie as a thriller with Meg Ryan as a crazy stalker. IMO, these are the best type of parody, the one that totally usurp the cliche's of a form. In this case, the Hollywood trailer which is in desperate need of new ideas.And, of course, it's also ample proof of one thing. Context is important.
Movie trailer voice-overs -- what could be more dramatic, ponderous, and cliched. Coutesy of WFMU, the greatest radio station that is or was: "Voice Over" is the latest project of artist Brian Joseph Davis, who also did the "Ten Banned Albums, Burned, Then Played" project. In Voice Over, Davis created a text based on lines from 500 different film trailers, then gave the cut-and-pasted text to professional voiceover artist Scott Taylor to read. It sounds really great if you play it more than once at the same time, which I hereby claim dibs on for my Wednesday show. You can stream Voice Over from this page, or download the MP3 here:http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/KF/2006/01/voiceover.mp3
i'm sorry, i haven't seen brokeback, or even know what it's about. but i have to say, topgun is *the* most homoerotic film of all time. f'reals, the way maverick and ice man look at each other with such longing in the slo-mo shots, falcon video wishes they could reproduce that kind of gay romantic tention.
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