Thursday, July 8, 2010

My Shatnerthon Offering: " I Sing the Captain Electric"

Mortmere's Shatner/Gilda poster for the Shatnerthon over at film blog She Blogged by Night dot com inspired me to play too.
So I finally made a vid out of my original macros--
lines from Walt Whitman's hymn to the male body in "I Sing the Body Electric" illuminated by young Shatner's Kirk (O Captain! My Captain!)--
by mashing 'em up with music by "another splendid bugger,"
Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man."

And here 'tis:



I added a few screencaps*, but mostly I used the stills I'd made in honor of Margaret's birthday this past spring.

To complement this vid, here's a post I wrote in 2008 when I first began trying to comprehend Shatner/Kirk's body language:
"Captain Kirk's Parted Lips".
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*Thanks for the screencaps, as always, to TrekCore dot com. (Whoah. They got hacked. So they're offline for a couple days.)

7 comments:

Margaret said...

ohgod ohgod ohgod ohgod

Can you hear it? :
Walt is screaming fluent fan-speak in his grave as one might speak in tongues during religious fervor.

"OMG THIS
AOPETULSD
MY MIND SHE IS BLOWN
BRB DYING"

Me, I have this thing for epic music; I heard Zarathustra live and wept, so naturally I started to get teary at
"IT IS IN HIS WALK"

The song is perfect; it is his song.
(And the TYMPANI good gGod. *EPIC*)

O so lovely.
so . . .
GAHHHH!!!!

*watches again*

Lill said...

Like.

The Crow said...

Fantastic, Fresca! Your films are wonderful. Shouldn't you be doing thid for a living? I think so.

Fresca said...

MRET: The SWELLING music matched the man, don't you think?
(I actuall thought about using Zarathustra, but it was just too 2001.)

LILL: FB!

CROW: Thanks! I'm afraid Paramount wouldn't go for me making a living messing around with their copyrighted material.

bink said...

You do have a flare for film... there is no denying.

mortmere said...

No-one can beat Margaret at writing fannish comments, so while my sentiment here must be close to hers, I express it with a simple "Ooh!":

Ooh!

There. I'm happy to see you got this video version done - it's beautiful.

Fresca said...

Thanks, Mortmere.
Yes, Margaret takes the cake, but I am honored by your 'Ooh!"
I has the idea for this video almost one year ago...
So I'm happy to see it done too.