'I Cani' apparently means 'Dogs'!
October 10, 2012 7:42 PM   Subscribe

"Wes Anderson" by I Cani This is the video (SLYT WHOOO!!) for a wonderful song in Italian about wanting to live in Wes Anderson's films. And, of course, the video is a proper homage (and a half).

(via tumblr, a rough English translation of the lyrics:
I want to live in a Wes Anderson film, see you in slow motion when you get off the train. With the characters of Wes Anderson films: idiosyncratic, more likeable than me.

And the bad guys are not really bad. And the enemies are not really enemies. But even the good are not really good, just like you and me.

I want to live in a Wes Anderson movie: symmetrical shots and then the Kinks start [playing]. I would love the films of Wes Anderson, all tenderness and bittersweet endings.

And the bad guys are not really bad. And the brothers are not really enemies. But even the good are not really good, just like you and me.
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posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me (17 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 
No dog in the Moonlight Kingdom basketpurse = missed opportunity.

The fox makes up for it though. *whistle click*
posted by maryr at 7:52 PM on October 10, 2012


Oh that was wonderful! Delightful from the very beginning with the hand stamping the library book. Thank you for posting this.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 8:09 PM on October 10, 2012


Neat!
posted by Sys Rq at 8:49 PM on October 10, 2012


Awesome, but I kept waiting to see Dignan from Bottle Rocket.
posted by mrzarquon at 8:57 PM on October 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


No gang.

Excellent - thanks fer posting.
posted by parki at 9:00 PM on October 10, 2012


Awesome.

And catchy tune. I caught myself reading your translation to it in my head.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:19 PM on October 10, 2012


In case anyone is wondering about the huge block of text that is flashed on the screen almost subliminally in the last few frames of the video, it reads as follows:
200g spaghetti fresh or dried
2 egg yolks
1 full egg
50g of pancetta
3 tablespoons of grated pecorino cheese
1 half tablespoon of grated parmesan
A few sprigs of fresh chopped parsley
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Boil a pot of water and add a teaspoon of salt. Add pasta to the boiling water & cook to packet instructions. I recommend checking the 'bite' of the pasta starting at 5 minutes before said cooking time to get it to your taste. In a pan, heat olive oil, and fry the garlic and bacon until it starts to crisp. Place on kitchen paper to drain excess oil. In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks and egg with a wee bit of warm water and 3/4 of the cheese until it is creamy. Drain your pasta (reserve a little bit of the starchy liquid as it is good to help sort out the sauce if it is too thick and gloopy). Add the pasta and parsley to the bowl and mix. Add 3/4 of the bacon, season and mix again. Serve while hot, and sprinkle the remaining cheese and bacon on top, and a good season of cracked black pepper.
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 9:57 PM on October 10, 2012 [4 favorites]


Wes Anderson's Spider-Man
posted by cthuljew at 10:25 PM on October 10, 2012 [5 favorites]


Damn catchy, and making me wish for the days of my mis-spent youth. I'll have to check out some more of their tunes
posted by PROD_TPSL at 10:31 PM on October 10, 2012


Some of the band's other songs seem fairly poignant. Here's one Related Videos gave me titled Asperger's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE-oeZdgoeY&feature=related

Google translate will provide a rough idea of the lyrics which can be found in Italian in the video description. Fun stuff.
posted by anateus at 1:53 AM on October 11, 2012


Great video and nice song, but they really blew it by not including every single moment from all of WA's movies and commercials and student films and home videos so that not a single thing would be left out and nobody would have to point out what they forgot or what would make it all better.
posted by Legomancer at 6:08 AM on October 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Great video and nice song, but they really blew it by not including every single moment from all of WA's movies and commercials and student films and home videos so that not a single thing would be left out and nobody would have to point out what they forgot or what would make it all better.

This is the working title of Wes Anderson's upcoming film.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 6:32 AM on October 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Now I really really want to see an Italian language remake of The Royal Tenenbaums set in Rome in the 1970s (more than I already did, I mean).
posted by The World Famous at 9:20 AM on October 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah, a Bottle Rocket reference would have been cool, but very cute videos, cthuljew and Rev. Bottle Rocket was my first WA yearrrrs ago and definitely still one of my favorites.
posted by foxhat10 at 12:08 PM on October 11, 2012


Lyrics in English (according to one site):

I want to live in a Wes Anderson film, see you in slow motion when you get off the train. With the characters of the films of Wes Anderson: idiosyncratic, more likeable than me.

And the bad guys are not really bad. And the enemies are not really enemies. But even the good are not really good, just like you and me.

I want to live in a Wes Anderson movie: symmetrical shots and then start the Kinks. I would love the films of Wes Anderson, all tenderness and bittersweet end.

And the bad guys are not really bad. And the brothers are not really enemies. But even the good are not good really
just like you and me.


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posted by spock at 1:18 PM on October 11, 2012


200g spaghetti fresh or dried
2 egg yolks
...


wait, that's.... a carbonara!
posted by progosk at 1:47 PM on October 11, 2012


I just got home after a cranky-making commute and this cheered me up instantly. Thanks for posting!
posted by rhiannonstone at 6:11 PM on October 11, 2012


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