21 Mar
Deconstructing Hollywood's insatiable need to make what has already been made

You can’t help but notice: of the top 10 highest grossing movies in each of the last 10 years, an alarming 74 out 100 are adaptations of existing material: comic books, books, video games, sequels, reboots, et al. Everything Is a Remix is a 4-part series exploring the remix techniques involved in producing such films. In the episode below, Part Two, creator Kirby Ferguson does an excellent job of analyzing many films and film-makers practicing outright thievery or clever tribute, such as the Master of the Film Mashup Quentin Tarantino. Or deconstructing the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time and comparing it to Flash Gordon and Akira Kurasawa’s masterpiece Hidden Fortress. A nice 10-minute short for any film fan or curious cultural critic. If you feel like supporting the series, visit Everything Is a Remix and donate some money to keep Ferguson’s series running.

Everything is a Remix Part 2 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

One Response to “Everything Is a Remix, Part 2”

  1. […] as we noted previously with Part 2, Everything Is a Remix is a 4-part series exploring the pervasive remix/copy/sample techniques […]

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