This is more beautiful and evocative in practice than the simple idea suggests. From 55 films – many recent; many classic – the opening shot and last shot are presented side by side. It’s accompanied with some of Thomas Newman’s gorgeous music for American Beauty. That film isn’t included in the 55, but there is a full index of films in the description.
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Posted by Martin Poulter on 20 April 2015
Posted by Martin Poulter on 13 April 2015
If you’re familiar with Adam Curtis’ distinctive visual storytelling, you’ll appreciate this tribute from fellow Weekly Wipe contributor Jake Yapp:
Posted by Martin Poulter on 1 April 2015
Cassetteboy’s latest edit picks up where the previous Cameron Rap left off but has extra digs at UKIP and Chancellor George Osborne.
Posted by Martin Poulter on 31 March 2015
I must pay tribute to the awesome Ariane Sherine – comedy writer, Atheist Bus campaigner, and one half of comedy electro duo The Lovely Electric. “Hitler Moustache” is “the single” from The Lovely Electric‘s album and you’ve surely never seen a song with this many euphemisms for a lady’s ladyparts. Watch out for the appearance by Charlie Brooker who plays a small but special role brilliantly.
Posted by Martin Poulter on 30 March 2015
In somber black and white, the Teletubbies take on a startling resemblance to something by Anton Corbijn, the photographer and director whose work includes the video for Joy Division’s “Atmosphere”. It only remained for someone to match up “Atmosphere” with B&W Teletubbies footage, and that’s just what Christopher G. Brown has done here:
Posted by Martin Poulter on 21 March 2015
Thanks to a cochlear implant, a man can experience voices, music and laughter for the first time. But do you really want that? Couldn’t it get annoying? Seeing is good on its own, right?
Posted by Martin Poulter on 14 March 2015
On the surface, this is a straightforward operatic performance of a horror story in which YOU are hunted down by crazed, cannibalistic Hollywood superstar Shia LaBeouf. Each time you think you get what’s going on in this video, it gets bigger and stranger. Watch to the end.
Posted by Martin Poulter on 12 March 2015
Watch as the BBC’s network of foreign correspondents wreak bloody havoc. They’re MAKING the NEWS!
Posted by Martin Poulter on 9 March 2015
This video has been rather popular on various sites over the past week. Goth kids are funny; goths attempting to dance are funny. Replacing the music they are dancing to with a children’s TV theme is funnier, but it’s just gilding the lily at this point.
Posted by Martin Poulter on 5 March 2015
The third in the series of radical cover versions by Andy Rehfeldt. I know light jazz covers of metal hits are already a thing – with Richard Cheese and so on – but this version of “Enter Sandman” is particularly well done, especially how it fits with the video.