Remixing Kubrick

Chris Higgins

Us _floss bloggers are obsessed with Stanley Kubrick. And why not, with an endless stream of new Kubrick-related material hitting the web? Not a month goes by without some new bit of Kubricky goodness blessing my screen (most of it sourced from the excellent Coudal Partners "Stuff About Stanley Kubrick" Archive). This week, I thought I'd share a few choice Kubrick remix videos -- in which web people take material from Kubrick's films and make new, weird stuff from them. First, a re-cut of the trailer for Kubrick's The Shining. In this cut, the movie becomes Shining, a touching family drama about parenthood. If you haven't seen this, please, please, please take one-and-a-half minutes to watch:

Next up, blogger Jason Kottke remixes the famous Blue Danube scene from 2001, using a soundtrack of chickens clucking the Blue Danube waltz. The result is strangely beautiful in its silliness. (Kottke calls his mashup the Chicken Cordon Bleu Danube cut.)

And finally, the 2001 opening sequence (apes learning to use tools) remixed with LL Cool J and Beastie Boys songs: