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BREAK PASTA

wut no

(but these are neat, yes.)
posted by uncleozzy at 8:08 AM on August 17


Tarantino was missing some lady feet.

The Wes Anderson one was the most on point, I think.
posted by dinty_moore at 8:17 AM on August 17 [4 favorites]


Maybe inspired by David Lynch making quinoa?
posted by mr. digits at 8:32 AM on August 17


Except for the Wes Anderson one, they seem to be less concerned with the particular style of the filmmaker and more focused on the aesthetics of one particular movie or series (Gravity, Transformers, and Kill Bill).

Still pretty cool though.
posted by R.F.Simpson at 8:49 AM on August 17 [3 favorites]


Yeah, it's more one movie then a general style - also I've noticed people trying to imitate Bey's style (Beyhem) always fail cause they too much good sense to be as visually incoherent as he actually is. That's the hallmark of this style, everything in the frame is moving and twisting and rising AS the camera also moves and spins . There's no place for the eye to rest and every single shot is done with the same maximal amount of importance. It's so anthethical to making a movie comprehensible that parodists can't commit to it, it breaks something very deep about how we think visual storytelling works.

And that's why Transformers are radical futurist cinema. No plot, no reason, no visual coherence, just the glorious destruction of machines for the sake of doing it. Narrative and sense is for the past, a past that believed that things exist.
posted by The Whelk at 8:55 AM on August 17 [7 favorites]


Gimmicky but funny and well-done.
posted by clockzero at 9:12 AM on August 17


Shouldn't Michael Bay be making Braaaaaan Muffins?
posted by KateViolet at 9:33 AM on August 17 [2 favorites]


That's the hallmark of this style, everything in the frame is moving and twisting and rising AS the camera also moves and spins. There's no place for the eye to rest and every single shot is done with the same maximal amount of importance.

I've never heard that so eloquently described before. Well done!

...and fuck Michael Bay.
posted by leotrotsky at 9:51 AM on August 17 [1 favorite]


What if Jackie Chan made Pizza?
(cue blooper reel of attempts to twirl pizza dough, over and over and over again. Followed by shots of being injured from trying to toss the pie in the oven while an upbeat 80s Hong Kong pop song plays in the background.)
posted by FJT at 9:51 AM on August 17 [8 favorites]


The Whit Stillman clambake video is very sharply and lovingly photographed but the instructions are all just Ivy League shibboleths in lieu of actual innovation and in the end you're kind of left wondering whether you were supposed to even like the clams at all.
posted by Navelgazer at 10:11 AM on August 17 [3 favorites]


I actually liked the Micheal bay one the most. It's a little more Dominic Sena than actual Bey because the slower tracking shots let me see what the hell is happening. But I thought it captured the humor of it best.

Wes Anderson needed speaking

"I thought you didn't like s'mores" male voice
"I said I didn't like camping" female voice
"so you want a s'more?" male voice
"I didn't say that" female voice

or an abrupt song choice/change
posted by French Fry at 10:14 AM on August 17 [5 favorites]


What if Quentin Tarantino made meatballs?

We know that this isn't an accurate depiction because there weren't any white people saying the n-word.
posted by phack at 10:43 AM on August 17 [1 favorite]


Disappointed that Guillermo del Toro's huevos rancheros didn't appear, made by a being with his eyes in the palms of his hands.
posted by Ber at 12:23 PM on August 17


Tarantino was missing some lady feet.
This is a feature, not a bug.
posted by pxe2000 at 1:26 PM on August 17 [1 favorite]


The Bay one should have had at least three times as man edits and the Anderson one should have had at least one whip-pan.
posted by octothorpe at 3:28 PM on August 17


The only flaw I found in the excellent Wes Anderson one was the manicures. I never once considered fingernails in a Wes Anderson film but that detail struck me hard as off-key. A search confirms that almost none of the many fashionable women in his films have painted nails. Even the chic Natalie Portman character in "Hotel Chevalier" has quite short, perhaps hand-painted nails. Interesting to consider how that fits in with the rest of his aesthetic.

It speaks to the quality of the homage because in a worse parody, that small detail would have been lost among many more inconsistencies.

On the other hand those manicures fit in swell with the Tarantino parody.
posted by Emily's Fist at 6:19 PM on August 17


That's the hallmark of this style, everything in the frame is moving and twisting and rising AS the camera also moves and spins . There's no place for the eye to rest and every single shot is done with the same maximal amount of importance. It's so anthethical to making a movie comprehensible that parodists can't commit to it, it breaks something very deep about how we think visual storytelling works.

That's pretty much Tony Zhou's take as well.
posted by Ben Trismegistus at 11:40 AM on August 18 [1 favorite]


I was just about to come in here to link that Tony Zhou video, too, because having seen it totally made the Michael Bay parody one fall flat!
posted by Zalzidrax at 10:16 PM on August 20


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