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Big Screen Version
December 12, 2005 8:52 AM   Subscribe

Big Screen Version [.mov, 9.5MB - 3 min.] is the title of a short film described as "Split-screen talking heads and flying graphics collide in a musical homage to the self-righteous rhetoric of Fox News." made by film and videographer Aaron Valdez. Other gems of his include Politics, Any Way You Slice It, and his regularly updated vlog.
posted by nitsuj (16 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
reminiscent of Emergency Broadcast Network.
posted by moonbird at 8:59 AM on December 12, 2005


I think you need ADD to enjoy something like that. What is the point of this?
posted by inthe80s at 9:06 AM on December 12, 2005


I must have ADD. Fantastic.
posted by slogger at 9:10 AM on December 12, 2005


Great stuff.

And Moonbird, that's what I thought too.
posted by Relay at 9:16 AM on December 12, 2005


I do have ADD. Loved it!
posted by JeffK at 9:32 AM on December 12, 2005


I don't have ADD and still loved it.

My eyes were hurting during the stroboscopic bits though!

- what is the bit after "you have nightmares..."? and the "... good business"? I can't make it out.
posted by funambulist at 9:42 AM on December 12, 2005


yayyyy stroboscopic! yaaaaayyyy epilepsy!!!
i really loved it, but fear i might get cancer from watching such a condensed burst of fox news.
posted by Doorstop at 9:48 AM on December 12, 2005


Also reminiscent of Hexstatic. Especially Deadly Media (self-link).
posted by shortfuse at 9:50 AM on December 12, 2005


nipple-clips
posted by lemonfridge at 9:53 AM on December 12, 2005


See also TV Sheriff. And a second for Emergency Broadcast Network. This Fox bit is okay, but those previous masters must be viewed to be believed.
posted by squirrel at 10:25 AM on December 12, 2005


Fox. Means.

Nipple clips.

Awesome.
posted by Imperfect at 10:32 AM on December 12, 2005


The best use of this technology was by Omar Faust in "CNN Concatenated"......it is hysterically funny.

For CNN Concatenated (2002), Omer Fast compiled a ten-thousand-word database from recordings of newscasters and commentators on CNN, then rearranged the spliced words into existential monologues that are directly addressed to the viewer. CNN Concatenated becomes a mesmerizing, darkly humorous questioning of the viewer’s psychologicalstate and agency within a media-saturated environment


If anyone can find a copy of this, I'll gladly pay for it!
posted by lalochezia at 10:39 AM on December 12, 2005


Good lord that sucked.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:14 AM on December 12, 2005


Damn, that was pretty good... I dug it.
posted by grimcity at 12:10 PM on December 12, 2005


Wendel?
posted by brundlefly at 1:19 PM on December 12, 2005


OK - but yeah the Emergency Broadcast Network does better stuff overall - but always nice to see an emerging form - at least it's better than watching Space Cadets...
posted by jettloe at 1:57 PM on December 12, 2005


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