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November 9, 2011 4:44 AM   Subscribe

Arthur recreates scenes from classic movies.
posted by mippy (26 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
I defy you not to laugh at CE3K and The Seventh Seal.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 4:54 AM on November 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is the best.
posted by odinsdream at 5:00 AM on November 9, 2011


This kid is lucky- he never has to be worried about being embarrassed, many years down the line, when he parents bring out his baby-book to show the new girlfriend. They're almost helping the cause.
posted by FirstMateKate at 5:04 AM on November 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Arthur Recreates … MetaTalk.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 5:15 AM on November 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


Technically, this is "scenes from classic movies recreated by means of Arthur," as I doubt Arthur himself has sufficiently grasped the subtleties of mise-en-scèn to effectively stage his own events, but that is rank nitpickery.

The Seventh Seal, The Blair Witch Project, and Rear Window are genius.

American Beauty is deeply creepy.

I would like to see Arthur and Arthur as interpreted by Arthur, though.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:36 AM on November 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Foci - c'mon - whose child hasn't read email naked?
posted by plinth at 5:39 AM on November 9, 2011


I doubt Arthur himself has sufficiently grasped the subtleties of mise-en-scèn to effectively stage his own events

Oh really?
posted by DU at 5:39 AM on November 9, 2011


I'm skeptical of these kinds of things, but I thought this was great!
posted by OmieWise at 5:40 AM on November 9, 2011


This is better than it should have been. I hope they keep it up as he gets older.
posted by empath at 5:41 AM on November 9, 2011


Oh really?

Yes, really, kid may have a future, but no way his eyes can handle that depth of focus at his age. And the arrangement of the headband is too artful. So there.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:44 AM on November 9, 2011


The combination of babies and classic movies is pretty much my kryptonite.
posted by SoftRain at 5:47 AM on November 9, 2011


American Beauty is deeply creepy.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who had that reaction.
posted by Decani at 5:49 AM on November 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Foci - c'mon - whose child hasn't read email naked?

Judging by the computer screen, babby is using Outlook to do some work from home, so that's totally different. Btw, babby looks completely overworked.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 6:06 AM on November 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


American Beauty is deeply creepy.

Only if you've seen the movie. It's entirely innocent otherwise.
posted by empath at 6:10 AM on November 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm a little disappointed it wasn't Arthur the PBS cartoon character.
posted by Miko at 6:15 AM on November 9, 2011 [11 favorites]


This is great stuff, the more I scrolled, the more I laughed.......
posted by HuronBob at 6:18 AM on November 9, 2011


"The Godfather" and "Alien" have turned this day around for me. I'm a happier person now.
posted by ColdChef at 6:35 AM on November 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is great; I'm sure he is just biding his time until he breaks out of that crib where he is unjustly imprisoned and heads south.
posted by TedW at 6:53 AM on November 9, 2011


Miko I was thinking the same thing when I saw this thread,
posted by Sailormom at 7:10 AM on November 9, 2011


I'm a little disappointed it wasn't Arthur the PBS cartoon character.

Does it show my age that I still think of Arthur as the character from Marc Brown's books?
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 7:23 AM on November 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


American Beauty is deeply creepy.
The real scene was deeply creepy too. Not least because you (just me?) empathize with the protagonist's lust for a teenager. In that sense, Arthur's reenactment is disarming. (Except for the way he's looking at me.)
posted by Popular Ethics at 7:58 AM on November 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


I'm a little disappointed it wasn't Arthur the PBS cartoon character.

I'm a little disappointed it wasn't the legenedary British monarch.
posted by boygeorge at 8:01 AM on November 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


I appreciate that Rear Window is just Arthur looking out a rear window.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 8:08 AM on November 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


These would be better done with kittens. Everyone likes kittens, but babies are generally only really cute when they're your own.
posted by The otter lady at 8:44 AM on November 9, 2011


although i too was disappointed this wasnt Arthur the Aardvark, Arthur recreates Alien wins at life.
posted by liza at 8:47 AM on November 9, 2011


These kinds of things make me feel I wasted my kids' babyhoods.
posted by not that girl at 2:21 PM on November 9, 2011


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