It, by Rich Aucoin
January 7, 2012 10:45 PM   Subscribe

It Nova Scotian Rich Aucoin's video for "It" directed by Noah Pink. SLYT worth clicking on. You may recognize a few scenes.
posted by Ironmouth (16 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Was there some thread or linear connection to all of that, or was the idea basically "Lets just reenact some famous movie scenes"? Did the scenes tie into the lyrics? I turned the sound off once he started singing.

(Sorry, I hate to be an early threadshitter, I just don't get it).
posted by mannequito at 10:54 PM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

Cool! Video was neat. Yes, mannequito, it matched the lyrics, I think.

I didn't particularly like the song, but that's okay. My personal taste.

I spotted the following movie references (not in order):

Forrest Gump
Ghostbusters I
Die Hard
Top Gun
The Princess Bride
E.T. the Extraterrestrial
Its a Wonderful Life
Night of the Living Dead
A Night at the Roxbury

Did I miss any?
posted by zarq at 11:09 PM on January 7, 2012

Like Alien Ant Farm, only mopier.
posted by rodgerd at 11:46 PM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

Or Atomic Tom.
posted by KChasm at 12:23 AM on January 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

OK, that Atomic Tom video is stellar.
posted by sbutler at 12:38 AM on January 8, 2012

Did I miss any?

Taxi Driver.
posted by jimmythefish at 1:27 AM on January 8, 2012

The concept for the video is just a reenactment of movie scenes, but pretty fun. One thing I'm impressed with is that an indie Canadian artist can put a Slimer in his YouTube video that's similar in quality to the one that cost millions back in 1984.

He had 500 guests peform on this album; it's worth a listen for audaciousness.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 2:13 AM on January 8, 2012

I like this so much. Checkin out his other tunes on Spotify now.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:29 AM on January 8, 2012

Did I miss any?

Wayne's World.
posted by phoque at 6:38 AM on January 8, 2012

Okay, pretty sure I'm wrong. What movie is the car singing part from?
posted by phoque at 6:54 AM on January 8, 2012

Okay, so I was totally wrong, Night at the Roxbury it was. I'll shut up now.
posted by phoque at 7:00 AM on January 8, 2012

I thought this was cute and a lot of fun. I also like the way he changed the weapons in the movies (except the torch, I suppose); microphones instead of guns in Taxi Driver, and a confetti gun in Die Hard.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 9:17 AM on January 8, 2012

this is pretty great. I was expecting something much cheesier. When I saw him live last year he started each song with a chintzy viral youtube video, which I was meh about. But this a great song and a great video.
posted by Theta States at 9:50 AM on January 8, 2012

That first minute, with the fluttering paper, was filmed at my alma mater - that's the chapel, one of the residences, and the University Hall lawn going by.

Which is to say, I was really confused until the movie references started. How did you know I'd recognize those scenes? Is this some programming trickery? Oh god, what else do you know? Wait, you meant the film scenes. Right.
posted by ZaphodB at 12:39 PM on January 8, 2012

Was the fluttering paper supposed to be a reference to something? Kind of reminds me of the plastic bag scene from "American Beauty", but I kind of doubt that's it...
posted by arto at 3:34 PM on January 8, 2012

The fluttering paper is reference to Forrest Gump's intro (it was a feather in that movie)

That said, I fully expected it to land at the big red shoe worn by an evil Tim Curry clown figure. That was my only disappointment in this video.
posted by nickgb at 7:34 AM on January 9, 2012

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