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October 2, 2012 8:49 AM   Subscribe

Nina Paley's take on This Land Is Mine You will never be able to think of this song the same way again. (SLYT)
posted by brianstorms (29 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
A better link: http://vimeo.com/50531435
posted by brianstorms at 8:52 AM on October 2, 2012


Sort of puts it into perspective, eh?
posted by HuronBob at 8:54 AM on October 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Terrific in every way, thanks for that!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:11 AM on October 2, 2012


This Land Is Mine

Being the theme from the 1960 movie Exodus, not the Paul Kelly/Kev Carmody This Land Is Mine from One Night the Moon.
posted by zamboni at 9:11 AM on October 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Too much fucking perspective...
But I do like the term Seder-Masochism.
posted by MtDewd at 9:12 AM on October 2, 2012


Sort of puts it into perspective, eh?

...can we have your liver then?
posted by saturday_morning at 9:17 AM on October 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


I snerked at "so take my hand"
posted by ook at 9:17 AM on October 2, 2012


this is nothing even close to a SLYT
posted by rebent at 9:40 AM on October 2, 2012


This is very good - but I really hope that she's working with recordings that are out-of-copyright this time. She did such wonderful work with her Sita sings the Blues, only to lose the ability to share it properly. I know she's all about copyright protesting, but in the meantime it seems just short-sighted not to plan ahead.
posted by jb at 9:43 AM on October 2, 2012


What would Andy Williams do?
posted by 3.2.3 at 9:48 AM on October 2, 2012


Since recorded timed, and even before via genetic analysis, people have drifted and moved into another place, taken it over, or assimilated within it...ie, Normans in England , white man in what is now US, etc...this merely appeals because it deals with contemporary issue...the land in question was handed over (the Mandate) to the UN and they allowed for TWO nations...and then....?
posted by Postroad at 9:49 AM on October 2, 2012


I already can't think of that song without a heavy dollop of Ska.
posted by Smart Dalek at 10:08 AM on October 2, 2012


I figure the video will be pulled by the end of the week. But then, the day is young, and it might be pulled by the end of the day, who knows.

You can download HD quality MP4's and a 500-meg .MOV file on the Vimeo link.
posted by brianstorms at 10:09 AM on October 2, 2012


Oh, and yes, you're right. I screwed up on the SLYT thing. Sorry.
posted by brianstorms at 10:10 AM on October 2, 2012


I was recently (re)reading the Cartoon History of the Universe, and one of the things that stands out when you take such a quick tour of world history is how everyone comes from somewhere else. The world is always full of marauding armies.

For example, one particular battle for Constantinople, around 1100 or so. Constantinople (now Istanbul) was held by the Greeks, who called themselves the Romans because of the way the Roman empire split into two halves. They were attacked by a group from Italy made up of soldiers from Normandy. The Normans were descended from various Viking invaders of France who decided to stay after Charlemagne built enough castles to make pillaging difficult. Meanwhile Constantinople didn't have enough of their own troops, so they hired a bunch of Anglo-Saxon warriors, who were descended from Germans who had invaded England but had recently been kicked out of there by a different group of Normans.

So that's the descendents of Vikings from France versus descendents of Germans from England, fighting for Greeks who everyone calls Romans over a city soon to be owned by Turks from Mongolia.
posted by echo target at 10:11 AM on October 2, 2012 [7 favorites]


I was recently (re)reading the Cartoon History of the Universe, and one of the things that stands out when you take such a quick tour of world history is how everyone comes from somewhere else. The world is always full of marauding armies.

If the army isn't from somewhere else, it's called government.
posted by zamboni at 10:21 AM on October 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Before it got to be called govt, it was from someplace else.
posted by Postroad at 11:37 AM on October 2, 2012


Smart Dalek, here is another beautiful version of Exodus
posted by Glow Bucket at 12:21 PM on October 2, 2012


This also serves as an excellent tribute to Andy Williams, but I'm kinda relieved he didn't live to see it.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:53 PM on October 2, 2012


What the hell is up with the people thinking this was an animation of "This Land Is Your Land"?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 3:43 PM on October 2, 2012


What the hell is up with the people thinking this was an animation of "This Land Is Your Land"?

Honestly, I had zero context for a song titled "This Land Is Mine" when I first read this FPP, and still didn't after watching the video. It wasn't until I read the comments here that I learned it's from a movie I've never seen.

My brain spent quite a few minutes wondering if the FPP was supposed to be about a version of "This Land Is Your Land" (the second lyric of which is "This land is my land", but then as soon as I played the video, of course, it wasn't that song.

Zero context made me think the song title in the post was in error for a bit. So I completely see how others could have the same confusion.
posted by hippybear at 4:20 PM on October 2, 2012


No, this land is mine.
posted by mbrubeck at 4:35 PM on October 2, 2012


Zero context made me think the song title in the post was in error for a bit. So I completely see how others could have the same confusion.

I can understand people being confused before watching the video; hell, I was myself. But upon listening, it is clearly a very different song, so I'm not understanding why others would still be confused after listening to the song and hearing that it is markedly different.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:35 PM on October 2, 2012


I cannot speak to that. It's certainly not happening in this thread.
posted by hippybear at 6:44 PM on October 2, 2012


Then I apologize for not being clear that I was referring to the comments on the linked site itself.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:46 PM on October 2, 2012


Excellent. Thanks, brianstorms.
posted by homunculus at 10:32 PM on October 2, 2012


When I opened the link, I thought it was going to be an animation set to "This land is your land" because a) I can't read and b) I've never heard of the song "This land is mine". But within a few seconds, I realized that it was another song, and (with the animation) pretty pointed.
posted by jb at 9:24 AM on October 3, 2012


What the hell is up with the people thinking this was an animation of "This Land Is Your Land"?

I know this music very well, the theme to Exodus, most famously by Ferrante & Teicher. Never knew it had lyrics, sorry -- I too thought this was going to be Woody Guthrie.
posted by Rash at 2:22 PM on October 3, 2012


Speaking of Guthrie: Woody Guthrie at 100: The folk icon remains elusive and understudied
posted by homunculus at 9:48 AM on October 9, 2012


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