Synchronicities, from Dark Side of Oz/The Rainbow to Chaplin's Moustache
February 27, 2013 7:51 PM   Subscribe

If Dark Side of Oz is too long and you found the Dark Side of Alice's Wonderland a stretch at best, or you like the older films like Nosferatu but an improvisational noise-art soundtrack isn't your cup of tea, you might enjoy Chaplin's Moustache, a blog with write-ups on old films, with re-scored clips interspersed for fun. Sadly, the blog is dormant and some of the videos have been taken down, so if you're looking for the videos, here's the YouTube channel with almost 150 video clips.

Bonus syncs:
posted by filthy light thief (13 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
One of my favorite memories is playing Diablo while listening to Nick Cave's Noctorama.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 7:52 PM on February 27, 2013


Hat tip to Hugh Janus on MetaChat for Chaplin's Moustache.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:55 PM on February 27, 2013


I heard a rumour that Townes Van Zandt's Live at the Old Quarter syncs up perfectly with The Royal Tenenbaums. And by heard I mean, this is a rumour I'm trying to start. Check it out!
posted by Lorin at 7:56 PM on February 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ummagumma and Gigi is another Floyd one. There is some evidence it was conceived as an alternate soundtrack, the British version of the cover had a picture of the album Gigi displayed prominently in it.
posted by Ad hominem at 8:05 PM on February 27, 2013




Wow. On the other hand OK Computer + Hackers almost seems worth a try.
posted by Lorin at 8:16 PM on February 27, 2013


I once dropped acid and watched The Minds Eye while listening to a Bill Hicks album, and I SWEAR TO GOD, the jokes synced up with the visuals. You should try it.

Oh, the 90s, how I miss you.
posted by empath at 8:47 PM on February 27, 2013


Hat tip to Hugh Janus on MetaChat for Chaplin's Moustache.

Hey, that's me, thanks! Great post!
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 8:55 PM on February 27, 2013


empath, in one of the prior Dark Side of Oz/The Rainbow threads, dg said:
Actually, if you are in the right (altered) mental state, almost any album and any movie will seem quite logical although, once you return to earth, it will inexplicably become impossible to reproduce the effect.
I think your synced experience is left behind in the 1990s, sorry.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:01 PM on February 27, 2013


(yes, i know)
posted by empath at 9:08 PM on February 27, 2013


Yeah, that is exactly what my brother and I were just discussing. The mind seems to naturally make these connections. But still, and even though my suggestion was made in jest, in The Royal Tenebaums, Henry Sherman does fall into the hole at the archaelogical dig to the lines "We all got holes to fill, them holes are all that's real. Some fall on you like a storm, sometimes you dig your own." Rumour confirmed, I say.
posted by Lorin at 9:10 PM on February 27, 2013


Yeah, that is exactly what my brother and I were just discussing. The mind seems to naturally make these connections. But still, and even though my suggestion was made in jest, in The Royal Tenebaums, Henry Sherman does fall into the hole at the archaelogical dig to the lines "We all got holes to fill, them holes are all that's real. Some fall on you like a storm, sometimes you dig your own." Rumour confirmed, I say.

This sounds exactly like something Wes Anderson would set up.

I bet Speed Racer synchs up exactly with the Sonic the Hedgehog soundtrack.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 9:11 PM on February 27, 2013


Just want to call out this amazing Boston-based group, Devil Music Ensemble, who write new scores for old silent films in a rock/classical fusion style. It's great stuff. Where I work, we've had them several times to perform Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and this year they're going to do Red Heroine, the first Kung Fu movie.
posted by Miko at 5:54 AM on February 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


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