Monday, November 30, 2009

Us




They made a statue of us
And it put it on a mountaintop
Now tourists come and stare at us
Blow bubbles with their gum
Take photographs, have fun
- Regina Spektor

According to Wikipedia, "The music video is a parody of Georges Méliès's silent film, Le Locataire Diabolique (1909), in which a man rents an apartment and furnishes it by unpacking objects from his trunk in the same fashion Spektor does in Us."  It is in stop-action animation and quite wonderful to view; a link to it follows:


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Hmm...I think I'm going to wander over to Netflix now to see if they offer the Méliès film.