Oli Davis presents a selection of the very best film-related uploads from the world wide web…
There’s a distinct Christopher Nolan connection to this debut installment of the Internet’s Armpit. Statistically, you’re never more than 50m away from someone who believes that either The Dark Knight or Inception are the greatest films of recent times.
5. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? By Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Back in 2003, when our family computer was the size of a fridge, ironically labeling itself as a Tiny product, and you had to wait until no one was on the landline phone to use the Internet, Zooey Deschanel, dressed up like an Elf in Elf was my first non-Sci-Fi related desktop wallpaper. I adored her. Now she’s almost unbearably cutesy. Well, she was unbearable before her recent divorce… but now she’s kinda the most beautiful woman in the world again.
4. Inspiration for The Dark Knight Score?
Hans Zimmer, composer of The Dark Knight and Inception scores, and innovator of the noise ‘BLLLLEAAAAURRRGGHHH’ at the end of movie trailers, has had his work compared to the score from Edith et Marcel, a biopic of Edit Piaf from 1983. It spins a tangled web, the score for Inception having been entirely sampled from Piaf’s song Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien, and one of its actors, Marion Cotillard, having played Edith in 2007’s La Vie en Rose.
3. Pingu’s THE THING
This is a version of John Carpenter’s The Thing imagined via claymation Pingu. As one of the YouTube commenters points out, this only makes it more terrifying.
2. Mixed-Up Movie Captions 2012!
From Something Awful’s excellent forum, Photoshop Phriday, this week’s installment has the goons placing quotes from films over screenshots from others. See here.
1. THE LION KING RISES: (Original) Dark Knight Rises Trailer Parody
Not content with distorting just one piece of childhood nostalgia, the Internet has manipulated Disney’s The Lion King as well as Pingu to its ungainly desires. Trailer mash-ups have become oversaturated as of late, but this one is particularly well observed.
SPECIAL MENTION – (Skyrim) Macho Dragon Mod
I received both The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, for Xbox 360, and a Randy “Macho Man” Savage action figure for Christmas. Charlie Sheen would call that “winning”.