This uplifting mashup of iconic dance scenes from Golden Classic movies with a soundtrack of Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk was created by Nerd Fest UK.
The brilliantly edited clips match the song perfectly which goes amazingly well with the Hollywood choreography of Fred and Ginger, Gene Kelly and the Nicholas Brothers among others.
WARNING: We have several cleverly edited videos using the same infectious music. They are all worth watching but we suggest you take a break between viewings.
Here is the original Uptown Funk music video by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.
And What’s Up Mashup? previously created their version with contemporary movie classics. See booty shaking moments from Zoolander, Lion King, Saturday Night Fever, Slumdog Millionaire, Pulp Fiction, Magic Mike, Grease, Sister Act and The Wolf of Wall Street to name a few of the 100 clips edited together.
Hear 280 movies sing Uptown Funk. it took three months to make. You are in for some surprises.
Do these people have too much time of their hands?
Our featured book excerpt from Mike Kaplan’s Gotta Dance inspires a few actual musical trailers along with some more posters from the book.
Boulevard of Broken Dreams dance number and more from barely (that is a pun) pre-code Moulin Rouge.
All posters above (except the yellow Moulin Rouge) and quotes are courtesy of Mike Kaplan, author of Gotta Dance: The Art of the Dance Movie Poster, available at www.LagoonPress.com as a limited edition. The book is also for sale at MOMA in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art plus a handful of independent bookstores around the country.
The Uptown Funk videos and movie trailers all take images out of context to create new works. A mind-boggling feat to this end is Of Oz the Wizard.
The Wizard of Oz was edited by a top MGM editor named Blanche Sewell during her 25-year career in Hollywood. But what if a file clerk re-edited it?
The website Dangerous Minds writes: ”Matt Bucy has pulled off one of the most brain-meltingly OCD remix stunts ever attempted: he’s alphabetized the indelibly classic 1939 film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. The result is called Of Oz the Wizard, and it’s a mind-scramble to watch. So we’re clear on what exactly has been done here, Bucy re-edited the entire film so that every word of dialogue appears in alphabetical order—he even rearranged the credits. Repetitions of oft-recurring words are sometimes jarring, sometimes hilarious, sometimes actually musical. My favorite sections are “ARF” (I’m a dog person, sue me), “DEAD,” “HOW,” and, surprise surprise, “ROAD.” (Don’t even get me started on “BECAUSE,” good lord…) .”
Watched in small doses we find the project fascinating and suggest you take a look and return often to discover new moments of wonder. And be sure to check the credits and the M-G-M logo.
Read the DM interview with Matt Bucy.
The original film is available in special editions at Amazon.