19 June 2008
The Films of Tim Burton - impressive montage
This morning, Neatorama provided a link to an article about a maker of movie montages. Paul Proulx, who posts on YouTube under the name Barringer 82, creates video "mashups" - montages of short segments from movies. Most people are familiar with these from watching the Oscar ceremonies on television. Several mainstream movies are montages of, for example, dance scenes, musical scenes, or highlights of the films of a particular studio.
Proulx's creations are tributes to individual directors. The one embedded above features the work of director Tim Burton (Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride, Sweeny Todd...) It is exceptionally well done - scenes coordinated with music and with one another rather than just randomly aggregated. I invite you to start the video; it's seven minutes long, but I doubt you will stop before the end, and it will probably make you want to see the movies you haven't seen. Trust me on this.