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John Carpenter’s The Thing, as summarised in song by Frank Sinatra.
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See, the day’s picking up already.
Posted at 08:08 in Ephemera, Film, Music | Permalink
"You gotta be fucking kidding."
October 11, 2011 at 08:47
Nothing lifts the spirits like a song about a deadly alien parasite.
October 11, 2011 at 08:56
"You can pick up an axe
and go cra-zy
But I can grow legs
from my head…"
Plus: best middle eight ever.
October 11, 2011 at 10:14
From another world, baby.
October 11, 2011 at 12:59
Utter class. I liked the Rambo one as well - 'You're not expendable'.
sackcloth and ashes |
October 11, 2011 at 13:09
While The Thing was good, the Conan one really captured the art of the musical; desperately jamming some lame expository lines into a mediocre tune. Great stuff.
The Lamentations of the Women
Kevin B |
October 11, 2011 at 14:06
October 11, 2011 at 19:32
That is the most awesome thing I've seen all day.
Of course, it's not the same day that I saw this:
October 12, 2011 at 06:06
The 'Thing' prequel/remake isn't getting good reviews.
carbon based lifeform |
October 12, 2011 at 12:12
“The Thing prequel/remake isn’t getting good reviews.”
No, though it’s no great surprise. And I suppose that’s the problem. Carpenter’s version was visually very surprising and suspenseful. But a prequel is pretty much boxed-in before it starts. We know most of what’s going to happen (and how it has to end) before it does.
Carpenter’s film still stands up reasonably well because of its detail and ambiguities. It misleads and deliberately doesn’t answer all of the questions it raises. (Is Childs infected at the end? Is the Thing the pilot of the crashed ship or was the pilot infected - or was the Thing cargo? Did the pilot crash in Antarctica to keep the Thing away from living material? Does the Thing actually have a default form of its own? And so on.) But the reviews I’ve seen of the prequel don’t suggest it offers much in the way of intrigue or adds much to the premise.
October 12, 2011 at 12:41
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