Reagan's mediated image

'Michael Rogin, in his book Ronald Reagan, the Movie, describes how this B-movie actor (and McCarthy-era proponent of the blacklist) who became president was scheduled to speak to the Academy at the 1981 Oscars. The video playback of his speech about how the movies inspire America was delayed by a day due to the inconvenience of his being shot by John Hinckley, in an assassination attempt inspired by Taxi Driver. As Rogin describes it: "The television audience watching a screen saw a Hollywood audience watching another screen. One audience saw another applaud a taped image of a healthy Reagan, while the literal president lay in a hospital bed. Reagan was president because of film, hospitalized because of film, and present as an undamaged image because of film." '

-- Darrell Varga, "The Bones of Reagan" from Cineaction magazine issue 75, 2008.


The Day The Glasses Came Off

Another mashup by yours truly. Tagline: In space, no one can hear your lips saying, "no, no," but they can see your eyes saying, "yes, yes!"

Most of these clips are from The Doomsday Machine (1972).
Other clips were taken from:
Unknown World (1951)
The Day the Sky Exploded (1958)
Piranha (1972)
The Adventures of Fu Manchu (1956) TV
Fury of the Wolf Man (1972)
Good Against Evil (1977) TV
Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)

The theme music that goes in and out of some scenes is from The Return of Dr. Mabuse (1961).

No John Belushis, Karen Blacks or Jason Alexanders were harmed in the making of this mashup, nor did they appear in it. That's actually Paul Naschy as Belushi as the Wolf Man, Essie Lin Chia as Karen Black as the Cat-Tossing Ninja, and Glen Gordon as Jason Alexander as Dr. Fu Manchu. Keye Luke is actually Keye Luke as a bit player in Fu Manchu.

"whip.wav" by FreqMan is used under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License.

Nibbler vs. The Sons of Batman (live action Futurama 1960)

No Nibblers or Batmen were harmed in the making of this mashup. Excerpts are from the following public domain movies:
Atomic Rulers of the World (1964)
Evil Brain from Outer Space (1964)
The Manster (1962)
The Doomsday Machine (1972)
Alien Contamination (1980)
His Girl Friday (1940)

The superhero character is called "Super Giant" in Japan, or "Starman" in the edited English versions. I hope his unicorn antenna shows up clearly in these clips.

I made this!

What do you call an Eighties cover band with a regular gig at a strip club?

Areola Speedwagon.