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February 17, 2009 7:58 AM   Subscribe

An homage to the director and soundtrack composer John Carpenter: ZOMBIE ZOMBIE

"Directed by Simon Gesrel and Xavier Ehretsmann thanks to their favourite toys... the GI Joes !" A podcast interview with the directors. Band's Myspace page (in French). Alternate DailyMotion vid.
posted by P.o.B. (16 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was fantastic.
posted by kbanas at 8:30 AM on February 17, 2009


A friend tweeted this the other day. I love it. You can tell the directors have a lot of affection and admiration for The Thing in the cleverness of the plot - they throw new twists that are true to the ideas in the movie if you've really thought about the movie - like the way the individual cell infects the first person. That seems to be how one of the doctors got infected in the movie, during an autopsy of one of the "dead" creatures.

I also like the glue gun sticks used as ice cores.
posted by fleetmouse at 8:35 AM on February 17, 2009


Now that is what I call fine art.
posted by mannequito at 8:36 AM on February 17, 2009


That's awesome. It's nice to see that some people love The Thing as much as I do.
posted by brundlefly at 8:36 AM on February 17, 2009


Great animation, great movie, atrocious song.
posted by lumensimus at 8:40 AM on February 17, 2009


I only recently figured this out, but The Thing was actually scored by Ennio Morricone, not Carpenter. You can definitely hear Carpenter hovering over Morricone at the synthesizer, though. "It should sound like this: Two notes! Followed by two more notes!"
posted by steef at 8:53 AM on February 17, 2009


Now I'm going to have "We've got big trouble in Little China..." going through my head all day.
posted by Joe Beese at 9:26 AM on February 17, 2009


That was scary good.
posted by oddman at 9:40 AM on February 17, 2009


lumensimus, I liked the song.

And for some reason I think the Zombie Zombie clip will be cooler than this movie.

More Zombie fun (I keep checking back for more).
posted by cjorgensen at 9:41 AM on February 17, 2009


For John Carpenter soundtrack fans--note that La La Land Records recently issued a 3,000-copy limited edition of the complete score to Big Trouble in Little China. It's glorious.
posted by Prospero at 10:04 AM on February 17, 2009


There's a band out now that's making some awesome music in the Goblin/Tangerine Dream/John Carpenter vein. Check out Zombi.
posted by GeekAnimator at 10:27 AM on February 17, 2009


That was most amusing, as I am a big fan of Carpenter's The Thing. Thanks for the share!

OTOH, this leads me to one of my biggest complaints about SLYT posts - normalization. I run my PC's sound output through a reasonably powerful amp, and I am getting extremely tired of being damn deafened when I click on one of these links and discover the volume being substantially higher than the YouTube file I had watched previously.

Oh, and get off my lawn!
posted by Samizdata at 10:53 AM on February 17, 2009


Thanks, what an excellently animated film! So much love for details.
posted by Glow Bucket at 1:16 PM on February 17, 2009


Does John Carpenter usually do the music for his movies? Because I remember watching Vampires and thinking "this is the worst music for a theatrical movie I've ever heard".

As for this stop-motion film, it's awesome!
posted by mrnutty at 1:36 PM on February 17, 2009


For John Carpenter soundtrack fans--note that La La Land Records recently issued a 3,000-copy limited edition of the complete score to Big Trouble in Little China. It's glorious

We better run! Run into the mystic night! Run until they TAKE US AWAY!
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 2:05 PM on February 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Excellent use of glue.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:05 PM on February 17, 2009


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