Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Quick Draw McGraw mashed with German Expressionism

This is awesome, Merrill Markoe,former writer for David Letterman, took an old Quick Draw McGraw cartoon, and spliced it with parts of Peter Lorre's monologue from "M."

How did she think of this? The parts synch up so beautifully (albeit with a little artistic license in the translation.) "M" is a classic of early cinema,and cinema in general. Fritz Lang is a master of Black and White, Shadow and Reflection, and Peter Lorre is one of the best creepy actors of all time! Here is a clip from "M", along with the parts that Merrill used:

Would you buy a used car from this man?

This photo of J. Edgar Hoover from Shorpy caught my eye today- he definitely doesn't look like a man who was one of the most powerful people in the USA for what, 50 years? (Or a guy who dressed in woman's clothes for that matter, but jeeze those are scurrilous and unsubstantiated rumors- so disregard!)

As it is, If you haven't checked out yet, you do yourself a great disservice! You can spend hours looking at the amazing vintage, hi-res images on the site. I am a big fan of the nature shots and the baseball-related pictures myself.