American Triumphant
October 3, 2001 6:36 AM   Subscribe

American Triumphant and Can't Cry Hard Enough are nice photo montages with music. There seems to be photo montage fever. Post'em if ya got'em.
posted by abosio (4 comments total)
Sorry if this makes me a crankyman, but I don't like this kind of blatant manipulation when I pay $7.50 at the movies for it, and I don't like it any better now that it's being pushed at me for free by every third person who's ever learned Flash. In 1995 it was, "Look -- I can make this text blink" and in 2001 it's, "Look -- I can make you cry!"

And I always did like that song "can't cry hard enough," , too. (Julie Miller's version is better.)
posted by luser at 7:23 AM on October 3, 2001

I can't wait to get these in email! I'm still rolling from that expertly done "F1 - dingdingding" flash file!
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 8:27 AM on October 3, 2001

I don't think it makes you a crankyman, luser. A lot of stuff like that is too obviously manipulative for my taste. And most of it does get sent ad nauseum to my inbox.

But, somehow, this time is different. I think it might be the enormity of it. Something about a collection of photos, even when I've seen them before, backed by a song, gives me an outlet to express some emotion that's really too deep to tap otherwise.

I've read several things from people saying they "didn't cry until....". I guess if this is someone's "until", it can't be all bad.
posted by donnagirl at 10:37 AM on October 3, 2001

Well, I say it makes you a crankyman, but the thing is, I objected to it when it was for, oh, Dale Earnhardt. Hagiography for a racecar driver? Please.

But when 6000 people are killed drinking their morning coffee, well, I say let people respond as they wish. These seem to be healthy for some.

Newgrounds had a lot of these -- one reason, probably, that they've been off the air these last few days. Only a few were significantly interesting in terms of technique, execution, or content, but again, it's not for me to judge. Everybody's process of mourning is their own.
posted by dhartung at 4:51 PM on October 3, 2001

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