Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim) has always seemed sincere and not-pandering (*cough* Olivia Munn! *cough, cough*) when nerding out with other movie nerds, and as if to cement his nerd cred even further (usually accomplished using a fine paste made of dandruff, Cheeto dust, and semen), he recently posted to his website the above mash-up, called “Gun Fetish”, which he made in 1993 when he was just 19.
POSTING MOVIE MASH-UPS? OMG, YOU GUYS, EDGAR WRIGHT IS JUST LIKE US EXCEPT RICH AND SUCCESSFUL AND BRITISH!
Recently I have been sent, have enjoyed and have reposted lots of filmic mash ups and montages. Some of them by editors as young as nineteen, such as Joel Walden who gave us this most recently.
The montages I’m sent make me a little nostalgic, because that’s exactly what I was doing at age 19. In between making amateur no budget films as a teen, I’d teach myself to edit by cutting together montages of movie clips on a theme.
The following clip I edited together while at Bournemouth Art College. Way before I’d ever seen an Avid suite, this was done over some long weekends locked in a VHS tape to tape editing suite. Yes, VHS!
So if you are wondering about the low quality of the sound and visuals in the following montage, there’s a simple answer. All of the clips were sourced from either films I’ve recorded off the TV, sell thru VHS tapes I had bought and also films that happened to be in the college library. I literally had piles of VHS tapes in the edit suite. So that explains some of the glitchy clips.
As for the audio edits, hey it was VHS and I was 19. This is the first time I used a ‘real’ editing suite.
So cast your minds back to the last century and see how I misspent my youth; cutting together bullet ballets to John Lennon’s melodic attack on the NRA.
I give you my 1993 mash up; ‘Gun Fetish’.
I haven’t, as is customary, included a list of the clips, as I thought you guys could guess them all. First one to guess them all in order, including close ups, I will send a little prize. [EdgarWrightThere]
And if I know Edgar Wright, and I think I do, that “little prize” is a text message of his penis, though it’s no prize if you ask me. Oh, and don’t get your hopes up, someone already won. You can see the full list of films used below.
Shot 1-3 A fistful of dollars
4 Robocop (dialogue)
5 The Naked Gun (dialogue)
6 Robocop (dialogue)
11 Bonnie & Clyde
12 Blues Brothers
13 Bonnie & Clyde
20-25 Taxi Driver
34-35 Evil Dead
36-37 Bad Taste
39. Split second flash of Dawn of the Dead if paused just right around 1:17
40-41 Dawn of the Dead (1978)
42. The Untouchables
45-46 Taxi Driver
48-49 Once Upon A Time in America
50-51 Deer Hunter
52-54 The Wild Bunch
55-57 The Untouchables
58-61 Bonnie & Clyde
62-63 The Godfather
64-66 Wild at Heart
67-71 Dirty Harry
72-74 Blazing Saddles
75- Taxi Driver
76 Silence of the Lambs
77 Split second of muzzle flare
78-79 Raising Arizona
80-84 Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
85 The Getaway (1972)
86 Road Warrior
88-89 Road Warrior
90-92 The Untouchables w/ repeating shots
93-95 Raiders of the Lost Ark
106-109 Midnight Run
110-112 Blues Brothers
113 The Wild Bunch
114-116 Raising Arizona
117 Dawn of the Dead
118 Raising Arizona
119 The Wild Bunch
120-122 Once Upon A Time in America
123 Taxi Driver
124-126 The Wild Bunch
127 Take the Money and Run
128 Butch Cassidy and the Sundace Kid
129-131 Evil Dead II
Edgar Wright is lucky he didn’t go to my high school. A kid in my video productions class made a compilation of violent scenes just like this and got himself reported to the local authorities. Of course, he also turned in a documentary feature about himself shooting up a junk pile with an assault rifle, so I suppose one might consider that “extenuating circumstances.”
I want more like this!
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