And now for something completely different…
We live in a world of spin — a world where bad ideas are repackaged as good and vice versa. So let’s take this a step further and re-imagine our favorite movies.
Thanks to my son and daughter, I’ve become a fan of a new YouTube trend – the repackaging of movie trailers. By rearranging movie sights and sounds into one-minute “mash-ups”, a whole new spin is created.
“The Shining” is now a romantic comedy and Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer forge a gay romance in “Top Gun”. Endlessly creative.
My favorite is Mary Poppins, recut as a horror movie. One of the highlights is the way Julie Andrews’ lullaby “Stay Awake” is subtly, but effectively used, a la “Nightmare on Elm Street”:
For more recut trailers, check out this site
And have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious weekend, if you can stay awake…