Edgar Wrights ‘Wheels on Wheels’ mashup

Jeg har efterhånden postet en række forskellige mashups og supercuts her på bloggen. Men før nettet gjorde det nemt at dele disse mashups og ikke mindst finde filmbidder i trailere eller blot klippe digitalt, sad en 19-årig Edgar Wright i 1993 med en stak VHS-bånd og klippede sig frem til nedenstående mashup med fræsende biler.

Wright er som bekendt instruktøren bag de fremragende Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz og Scott Pilgrim vs. The Word. I de film gøres der brug af en effektiv og original klippestil og det er ret sjovt at se dette mashup med tanke på hans senere arbejde.


Wright har bedt om, at man lige poster, hvad han har at sige om sit mashup, hvis man vælger at bringe det, så KLIK VIDERE FOR HANS EGNE ORD –>

“So as promised, here’s my 2nd mash up that I edited on VHS at the tender age of 19. As with ‘Gun Fetish’ it’s a movie montage set to The Beatles (I sure did love The White Album at the time), but this time detailing vehicular mayhem. But it was edited the same way, locked in the tiny VHS suite at Bournemouth & Poole College Of Art & Design over a long weekend, subsisting only on vending machine coffee and Snicker bars (20p at the time as I recall).

The VHS tapes were mostly ones I have recorded off the TV, ones I had borrowed from the college library and what few retail titles I had. Indeed the shocking quality of the Kubrick clip is because this was back when that particular movie was banned on VHS. That is from a Dutch release. Those were the days.

Now, you’ll see a fair amount of overlap from the last montage, obviously, but also quite a few new and some fairly obscure clips. Again, I leave it up to you to tell me what. And I will send a little prize for the person who gets them all correct. And a couple of them might stump you.

I’d also say I didn’t have access to some of the key pre 1993 car films at the time, indeed some of the best car chases in cinema I’d yet to see. One I had seen, but could not source the tape at the time (with my limited supply of material and a student bank account deeply in the red) was 1968′s ‘Bullitt’.

Yes, that’s right ‘Bullitt’ is not present. Anyone commenting ‘No Bullitt? FAIL’or complaining that the split track audio or video are not perfect, can go fuck themselves. Or send a handwritten note back to the 19 year old me in Bournemouth, Doc Brown style.

Think of this as an exercise in the early 90′s in cutting together car chases without “Bullitt”. I basically made these for myself and to figure out how to edit.

This one is also not completely safe for work and has some spoilers again.

So don’t say you weren’t warned! I ask anyone linking this clip to include the context of the piece and these caveats! Enough of my yakking, let’s hit the road!

Again, a couple of things. Before any of you comment “Where’s —– or ——”, bear in mind that the 19 year old me had a limited supply of tapes at the time. I was young, I was broke. There was no internet.

As stated above, no list of clips, as I thought you guys could guess them all. First one to guess them all in order, including close ups, I will send a little prize.

Apologies to any rights holders, I was young and foolish, I didn’t know what I was doing. Please don’t arrest me, I will take it down and step away from the keyboard if necessary. And that’s it. There is no more.

P.S. To restate, I’m going to enable embedding of the video – but if you do re-blog it, would you mind quoting my blog text too, context is very much king! – Thanks Edgar