February 24, 2014
This is a beautiful and captivating array of sight and sound courtesy of BlueYoda (who's namesake makes an appearance in this collage). Undefinable, this short film blurs the lines between music video, hallucination and straight out homage to past and present films. It is an exercise in emotive manipulation simply by inter-cutting similarly styled scenes with one another. I'm not sure what the message is when I see Batman reach to choke the Joker, spliced with a Transformer getting choked, followed by Jack Nicholson choking an inmate in Cuckoo's Nest. What I do know is that when it occurs, with the backdrop Pink Floyd's innocuous opening piano rift, there's a sense that all of these pieces should be put together as such. Like a numerologist finding a new string of momentous coincidences in the Torah, BlueYoda assembles seemingly unrelated clips into a cohesive experience that was always there to discover, but hidden until this short film debuted.
This is 17 minutes of editing no person who frequents this site should miss.