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May 10, 2016 1:49 AM   Subscribe

 
That's great. Could have used a tumbling Ewok silhouette tho'.
posted by chavenet at 1:55 AM on May 10, 2016 [2 favorites]


I kind of expected light dots and x-wings tracing around the screen :/

Nu!Bond is alright, but you know the credits for ROTJ should have Twi'lek dancers on them.
posted by sukeban at 2:16 AM on May 10, 2016 [3 favorites]


That would have been WAY too glam for Empire, but as its own arty little thing it's really striking. (It doesn't quite feel like Bond to me because the Bond titles I've seen seem to all feature sexy almost-nude girls dancing around on gun barrels and stuff. Empire's kind of a hard movie to sex up, though. You could maybe include some silhouettes of Han and Leia in a clinch, but that's about it.)
posted by Ursula Hitler at 2:22 AM on May 10, 2016


Imagine the lack of capacity for embarrassment required to make something like this
posted by edeezy at 2:28 AM on May 10, 2016 [4 favorites]


?No? Star Wars doesn't even tweak the nerdometer these days, needle's hard up against the left end.

I thought it was beautiful, apart from the herky jerky miniature snow speeder on DVader's bonce.
posted by Sebmojo at 2:46 AM on May 10, 2016 [4 favorites]


Well, that was really wonderful. I still hate Radiohead's Spectre, though.
posted by crossoverman at 3:15 AM on May 10, 2016 [2 favorites]


Wow. I thought that was terrific. Definitely creates a different vibe.
posted by Thistledown at 3:52 AM on May 10, 2016 [3 favorites]


I still hate Radiohead's Spectre, though.

You are wrong and should feel bad.
posted by fungible at 5:06 AM on May 10, 2016 [12 favorites]


Fuck, that's amazing.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:09 AM on May 10, 2016 [2 favorites]


Wow, that was good. Holy shit.
posted by middleclasstool at 5:15 AM on May 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


I still hate Radiohead's Spectre, though.

You are 100% correct and should feel good about yourself.
posted by NoMich at 5:21 AM on May 10, 2016 [2 favorites]


The best thing I can say about the Radiohead theme is that it isn't the Sam Smith one.
posted by Strange Interlude at 5:37 AM on May 10, 2016 [2 favorites]


That made my morning. Thank you.
posted by Ber at 5:37 AM on May 10, 2016


Imagine the lack of capacity for embarrassment required to make something like this

what does this even mean
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:39 AM on May 10, 2016 [2 favorites]


what does this even mean

nerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrds
posted by Sebmojo at 5:44 AM on May 10, 2016 [6 favorites]


That was spot on, except it was missing gratuitous female nude silhouettes.
posted by slogger at 6:05 AM on May 10, 2016


Gratuitous TIE Fighter silhouettes are even better imo
posted by EndsOfInvention at 6:23 AM on May 10, 2016 [4 favorites]


Imagine the lack of capacity for embarrassment required to make something like this

Yeah I mean why can't the creator just drool in front of the TV like everyone else?
posted by Fleebnork at 6:33 AM on May 10, 2016 [2 favorites]


Yes! Now do a Force Awakens title sequence in the mode of Cowboy Bebop, like this!
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:38 AM on May 10, 2016 [2 favorites]


Imagine the lack of capacity for embarrassment required to make something like this

It will be a glorious day when this sentiment is expressed for the last time. Along with the perennial, "You have too much time on your hands." It's the heckling shout of the bitter and surly spectator to life. It is anti-creative sentiment, and as the creative impulse (expressed though math, science, art, etc.) represents humanity at its pinnacle, it is an anti-humanist one as well.

Now, I don't mind criticism. Critique is its own art form, and at heart represents a fierce love of the medium of creation. This isn't that. This isn't saying, "You built a bad sandcastle." This isn't even knocking down the sand castle; because creative destruction has its place and time. This is making fun of someone for trying to build it in the first place.

Fuck that.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:51 AM on May 10, 2016 [43 favorites]


That is to say, you want a fremen vampire puppet operetta? It may not be my thing, but you do you.

Just make it good.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:55 AM on May 10, 2016 [4 favorites]


From the descriptions I was expecting a Saul Bass type thing (which the internet does all the time, or did 5 years ago) and I was pleasantly surprised it was mimicking the newer movies.

Eh, though, the song... I love Radiohead but there was no there there. Someone needs to record a John Barryesque Empire theme song. The Man with the Robot Arm. Goldenrodfinger. From Bespin with Love. The Bothan Who Loved Me. Whatever.
posted by condour75 at 7:10 AM on May 10, 2016 [2 favorites]


I would do a Bond version of the normal Star Wars theme.
posted by NoMich at 7:27 AM on May 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


This was so cool! I really got a Bond vibe from the plane tracing Darth Vader's helmet. Thanks for sharing.
posted by saturngirl at 7:29 AM on May 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


A Bond trailer for original Star Wars would absolutely need a gun barrel sequence with Han, shooting first.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 7:58 AM on May 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


Wonderful! I love when someone successfully swaps a familiar aesthetic with a different familiar aesthetic (and is not just making ANOTHER comedy look like a horror film or vice versa).
posted by crush-onastick at 7:59 AM on May 10, 2016


I really enjoyed that, with the combo of aesthetics, although it definitely made me want to go listen to the best NuBond theme song again (SKYFALL 4lyfe).
posted by epersonae at 9:18 AM on May 10, 2016 [2 favorites]


Sure had a lot of Death Star in it for being a title sequence for Empire Strikes Back. That said, the visuals were stunning and I would totally watch that movie.
posted by me3dia at 10:47 AM on May 10, 2016


When Buck Rogers tried to rock a 007 vibe.

(it really gets going around 1:30. Maybe NSFW, I dunno)
posted by Sauce Trough at 11:21 AM on May 10, 2016 [2 favorites]


Now, I don't mind criticism. Critique is its own art form, and at heart represents a fierce love of the medium of creation. This isn't that. This isn't saying, "You built a bad sandcastle." This isn't even knocking down the sand castle; because creative destruction has its place and time. This is making fun of someone for trying to build it in the first place.

I'm happy to critique a sandcastle. I like sandcastles! Rolling the dice to see which two movie franchises you're going to mashup this week isn't building a sandcastle, it's showing me pictures of sandcastles other people built that you saw as a kid. If the creative impulse is the pinnacle of humanity this constant rehashing of the same mass media properties is about as low as you can go while still being part of that pinnacle.
posted by edeezy at 11:22 AM on May 10, 2016


*Sigh* if René Mathis had had a light saber, he'd still ...
posted by Namlit at 11:54 AM on May 10, 2016 [2 favorites]


I thought this was amazingly well done - the worst aspect in some ways was the theme. I love Radiohead, but their Spectre track just didn't have the dynamics or propulsiveness needed for a good Bond theme - if anything their project was likely held back a little by the skittery drums.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 12:05 PM on May 10, 2016


If the creative impulse is the pinnacle of humanity this constant rehashing of the same mass media properties is about as low as you can go while still being part of that pinnacle.

So first you insinuate they should be embarrassed of their work for some reason, then you slam their creativity as being too low because something something mass media.

From the description of the video:

Growing up in the 90s where Star Wars was released on VHS, the franchise really sparked my imagination as a child. It not only let me exercise my imagination but also supplied me with some of the happiest memories as I watched it with my family. After re-watching "The Empire Strikes Back," I decided to use this as a chance to create a homage in the form of a title sequence. This would also serve as my senior "thesis" at SVA and took me the whole semester to complete.

I know there's a lot of Star Wars going around these days, but this guy just chose something he enjoyed to demonstrate his skills for a project. God forbid.
posted by Fleebnork at 1:33 PM on May 10, 2016 [4 favorites]


maybe you don't understand but some of us grew up in the nineties and have fully internalized that it is deeply uncool to actually like things
posted by DoctorFedora at 3:53 PM on May 10, 2016 [7 favorites]


...that's actually the tagline for OK Soda.
posted by leotrotsky at 4:14 PM on May 10, 2016 [2 favorites]


Rolling the dice to see which two movie franchises you're going to mashup this week isn't building a sandcastle,

If you're spending your time here, to say this mash-up of movie franchises is bad, then please I beg you do not look at the rest of the internet or I fear you will melt like the Nazis who opened the Ark of the Covenant.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:18 PM on May 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


Legit chills. Absolutely perfect.
posted by turbid dahlia at 5:15 PM on May 10, 2016


There is a one-word response for this, and the word is "Yes."

I, indeed, had not known that this was a thing I needed.
posted by seyirci at 6:32 PM on May 10, 2016


I was expecting to meh, instead I was grinning from ear to ear
posted by rebent at 7:57 PM on May 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


I really enjoyed that, with the combo of aesthetics, although it definitely made me want to go listen to the best NuBond theme song again (SKYFALL 4lyfe).

It's not perfect, but if you mute the audio in the video and play Skyfall at the same time, the effect isn't half bad. There's even a perfect moment when the Skyfall lyrics coincide perfectly with the graphics showing Skywalker, um, falling....
posted by Pryde at 8:50 PM on May 10, 2016


Rolling the dice to see which two movie franchises you're going to mashup this week isn't building a sandcastle, it's showing me pictures of sandcastles other people built that you saw as a kid. If the creative impulse is the pinnacle of humanity this constant rehashing of the same mass media properties is about as low as you can go while still being part of that pinnacle.

Damn.

Good dice.
posted by Sebmojo at 9:26 PM on May 10, 2016


Hey, don't forget Han Solo, P.I.!!!!
posted by valkane at 6:04 AM on May 11, 2016 [4 favorites]


The main link is down, but here's a mirror.
posted by Bugbread at 4:42 PM on May 31, 2016


Thanks for the link for those of us who got here late.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 7:02 PM on June 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


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