Saturday, September 8, 2012
Saturday Morning Movie: You Just Have to Watch It
This is a fun mashup of video clips from Nick Park's claymation movie The Curse of the WereRabbit (2005) featuring his beloved characters Wallace and Grommit and the music from the Dutch rock band Focus called "Hocus Pocus" that was a big hit when I was in high school back in the early 1970's.
An unlikely pairing, but one that oddly seems to work. The music captures the drive and competence that lives in Grommit (the dog who doesn't speak but Gets Things Done) combined with the more off-beat silliness that Wallace exhibits (the man who goes on and on about cheese and invents machines that tip him out of bed and dress him in the mornings).
(The video was put together by a YouTube contributor called "Darthmelproductions," whose videos are described as "products of a crazed mind." Isn't the internet great?)