Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Brokeback... to the Future!

Someone somewhere [in summertime?] had far too much time on their hands and started a new trend: remixing the trailers of familiar films to give them a whole new meaning. For example, there's the genius who turn Stanley Kubrick's chill-fest The Shining into a happy-go-lucky family comedy about a daffy author trying to overcome his writer's block. The key moment there was the inclusion of Peter Gabriel's Solsbury Hill as background music. Now these trailer remixes are spreading like wildfire. Witness the new version of Sleepless in Seattle [ http://www.collegehumor.com/movies/1652506/ ] that transforms Meg Ryan's lovelorn thirtysomething character into a crazed, knife-wielding stalker - another classic of the new genre.

But my favourite of the moment has to be Brokeback to the Future, which ruthlessly borrows the style and music from the trailer for gay cowboy Oscar certainty Brokeback Mountain to turn Back to the Future's sci-fi comedy trilogy into something very, very different. Click the headline on this post to see more, or paste this link into your browser: http://www.collegehumor.com/movies/1658610/ - obviously I cannot be responsible for anything else you stumble across once your leave this blog! Enjoy...

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