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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Define "Diff'rent"

I think my friend Ethan used to demonstrate the subliminal power of music by, like, showing his students the shower scene from Psycho, but the tape was overdubbed with the Ode to Joy in place of Herrmann's famous murder music. Or something like that? Anyhow, the idea was that the scene became something incredibly different with an altered set of emotional cues. Well Ethan, if you're reading this, chuck that VHS out your window, because this is what you're going to be screening next semester. Ready? "What might be right for you, may not be right for some. It takes... Diff'rent Strokes." via Videogum.

4 comments:

Greg (no, not that one) said...

This is a vast improvement. If I remember correctly, things ended pretty badly for all the child actors on that show ...

Anonymous said...

Wow, creepy. Shining it's not
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfout_rgPSA but considering the only thing that was edited was the music it makes a powerful point. Pure genius!

Anonymous said...

This was almost as creepy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSVniGAD9cY

Ed said...

I think students of today, who won't remember that show, will find that creepy even with the original music.

I always found those images creepy. The premise of adopting children is fine, but the way it is shown in the opening makes it look like he just kidnapped them off the street.