a BRANDO in the life
September 21, 2009 11:07 PM   Subscribe

Single Link Marlon Brando Beatles Mashup
posted by philip-random (12 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
For some reason, when I click on the link, it sends me to the end of the video. Is it me or the link?
posted by inturnaround at 11:28 PM on September 21, 2009


I thought it was one of the more remarkable marriages of music and visuals I've seen.
Marvelously creative -- the morphing sections alone worth seeing, and they're just a small part ot it. Lots of work here and plenty of imagination. The images fit so well with the Beatles' "Day in the Life". And Brando is just.... well, Brando. I only wished it ended when the close-up of his face on the Pepper cover morphed into the rest of the original photo at the last E major chord. The last minute or so after the music ended was a bit gratuitous.
Just a really terrific single link FPP. Thanks for that.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 11:30 PM on September 21, 2009


The last minute or so after the music ended was a bit gratuitous.

Actually, I loved that bit. It's what sold me. Marlon Brando's tragedy (Shakespearean in girth if not depth) was that, despite all his actorly ego and preciousness, he sincerely desired to communicate something of worth, to the American people in particular. And he never quite got to make his point.
posted by philip-random at 11:36 PM on September 21, 2009


The morphing was really good. And I'll it because we're all thinking it:
I'd totally hit that if it were young and vital again... and in black & white, and not deceased, may he rest o lord unto thee.
posted by heyho at 11:37 PM on September 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


he sincerely desired to communicate something of worth, to the American people in particular. And he never quite got to make his point.

What movie is that final clip from?

posted by kid ichorous at 12:38 AM on September 22, 2009


It's a bit Lord Privy Seal for me.

A favourite joke among the film-making community is the 'Lord Privy Seal'. Amateurs and novices in the making of documentaries can't resist illustrating every significant word in the commentary by cutting to a picture of it. The Lord Privy Seal is an antiquated title in Britain's heraldic tradition. The joke imagines a low-grade film director who illustrates it by cutting to a picture of a Lord, then a privy, and then a seal. urban dictionary
posted by Jakey at 2:56 AM on September 22, 2009 [3 favorites]


Enjoyed that. Seconding Seekerofsplendor's thoughts on the vid.
posted by nickyskye at 5:23 AM on September 22, 2009


[fixed the link, carry on]
posted by jessamyn at 7:20 AM on September 22, 2009


What movie is that final clip from?

"Last Tango in Paris"? Maybe?
posted by blucevalo at 7:52 AM on September 22, 2009


I thought it was terrible. Lord Privy Seal indeed. Ridiculously on the nose--to the extent that the mashup seemed like the equivelant of someone discovering the lens flare filter in Photoshop.

But I guess that without being on the nose one would wonder what these two things (Beatles and Brando) have to do with one another. The answer is of course that they have absolutely nothing to do with one another except that the creator happens to like them both.

Oh, and the final clip is from The Ugly American.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 10:00 AM on September 22, 2009


I didn't like it at all, but then again I've only ever seen The Godfather and Apocalypse Now. The morphing really didn't agree with me at all.

Interestingly enough, I'd spent the last half an hour prior to seeing this link reading up about Brando on Wikipedia, thanks to a piece on the production of The Godfather in the Times. I think I need to watch the works of Elia Kazan.
posted by djgh at 3:48 PM on September 22, 2009


Am I missing something? I must be. Slicing up film to mash and match it up to the literal lyrics in that song could be cooler, but I'd suggest a song like 'Do You Like Boobs Alot?' by the Holy Modal Rollers or something.
posted by Bageena at 5:00 PM on September 22, 2009


« Older Charles Hood, sentenced to death for a double murd...  |  a collection of kisses.... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments