Saturday, February 5, 2011

Everything is a Remix

This is a truly fascinating piece of work on Vimeo. Hat tip: The Daily Dish.

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

Of course everything we do artistically borrows from everything that has come before it. Kirby Ferguson, the maker of the video, doesn't use this as criticism, but as an observation regarding art - or films in this video specifically.

The big focus is on Star Wars. Most people who know the film are well aware of George Lucas's sources of influence for that film. Without Akira Kurosawa, Fritz Lang and countless sci-fi films and serials of the 40s and 50s, there would be no Star Wars. And the brilliance of the film is in its culling together all those elements to create something original of its own. Even if nothing can truly be considered original.

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