People Like Us (Vicki Bennett) b. 1967
The Look (2009)
Duration 7'44" minutes

By combining compositing techniques, audio/music collage, and animation, People Like Us (in collaboration with Tim Maloney) examine the concept of "genre". By manipulating patterns, syntax, moods, narrative elements, recurring icons, characters and film stars held within selected movie genres/sub-genres (i.e. action, adventure, comedy, crime/gangster, drama, epics/historical, horror, musicals, science fiction, war and westerns), we create a humorous, surrealistic take on the content within. The sound is partially taken from the films and partly from music holding corresponding messages, mood and lyrical content. The moving parts are cut around and collaged into each scene, complete with the source's accompanying audio and added contextual musical collage.

This project, complete with trailers and stills can be viewed here.

People Like Us in UbuWeb Sound