March 27, 2009

Some More Videos (Please Use The Bathroom Before Watching)

Hopefully I'm not going overboard with the videos here, but when you get on a kick, you get on a kick. In any case, in his comment from a few days ago, Dustin mentioned a few videos. Here are two that I thought were particularly great:

<a href="">Muse - Knights Of Cydonia (Video)</a>

This first one is called "Nights of Cydonia" by the group Muse. It's pretty much your standard space western music video. (Look for the Star Wars-esque holograms). Good fun!

This second one should blow you away, unless if you're blind (If so, then sorry). If I understand the idea right, it's by a group named Zombie Zombie. The video itself, though, is the most incredible part: stop-motion-animation G.I. Joes used to re-enact a 1982 Kurt Russell movie called "The Thing." If you don't watch this video, then you may never be cool again.

In the meantime, have a great weekend!

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Paul said...

I can't find it right now but my friend's brother does amazing lego stop motion movies. I'll send you a link when I find it.

Deuce said...

The Thing is an excellent movie. It's a remake of the 1951 movie The Thing From Another World. Although a great movie, Carpenter's version is superb! I try to watch it every year when the first big snow storm was just on Thursday. Better get watchin' it...

Amazingly enough Ennio Morricone (mostly known for his spaghetti western scores) does the music for The Thing. It sounds very much like the music John Carpenter would do himself, not like Morricone's usual work (Carpenter usually scores his own movies). The music done by Zombie Zombie very much represents the feeling of the movie and sounds pretty close to Morricone's score.

Speaking of Ennio Morricone, Muse does a great job at recreating a Rock Opera version of a great spaghetti western movie score. The video represents this pretty well too! Gotta love Muse...

Check out these movies not just for their awesomeness, but for their awesome scores:

Ennio Morricone:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Once Upon a Time in the West

John Carpenter:
The Fog
Escape From New York

Planet Terror (Robert Rodriguez surprisingly scores his own movies as well and did a fantastic job at recreating John Carpenter's style)


Sitzman said...

Do so.

Thanks for the illuminating comments. I can tell you've given some thought to this. The only one of those movies I've seen is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
If you have those other movies, feel free to bring them when you visit!

Deuce said...

These are just things I think about when I can't sleep. Hence why I can't sleep.

" can I connect Clint Eastwood to Zombie Zombie...?"