I definitely wanted to give this assignment a try–the challenge (as Lindsay points out)–is generating humor with the remix. Is my effort funny? We shall see.
Which film to choose? The one that came to mind immediately was Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), a Nicholas Cage / Angelina Jolie matinee film. Here’s the original movie poster:
One big mea culpa is necessary here: I have not seen this film. But twelve years ago, when the movie arrived in theaters, I remember thinking that it looked pretty mindless, and that a snarky film reviewer might use “Dumb in 90 Minutes” as the title of a negative review. (For what it’s worth, Rotten Tomatoes scores the film at 25%–a certified rotten score–which is pretty bad.)
And so here’s my remix:
The work took probably three or four hours all told, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. The most difficult work came in creating new letters. U, B, T and I weren’t so tough, but I struggled with M. My first version had the second leg of the M at an odd angle that looked really jarring, so I spent probably an hour tweaking an N into something better. I think you have to look closely now to notice the amateurish work. Check out my tutorial for more details.
I guess someone could quibble that the film actually clocks in at closer to two hours… but it looks like most reviewers would have liked it to be shorter. 🙂