Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The End of Friday the 13th Part 3, in French, with a New Soundtrack

Grab some popcorn and your best girl...

Jason Goes for Baroque from CharlesTavis on Vimeo.

Darlene Love - Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry
The Crystals - He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)
Curtis Lee - Under the Moon of Love
The Supremes - My World is Empty Without You
The Supremes and the Four Tops - River Deep Mountain High
The Crystals - He's a Rebel
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Cast of Grease - Greased Lightnin'
Elvis Presley - Burning Love
Curtis Lee - Pretty Little Angel Eyes
The Diamonds - The Stroll
The Ronettes - You Came, You Saw, You Conquered
Del Shannon - Runaway
The Supremes - Stop! In the Name of Love
Roy Orbison - Running Scared
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love

Thoughts on Friday the 13th Part 3:
1. All of Jason's victims are in love with him, in some sick way. They talk about him, they dress up as him, they obsess over him, they seek out his home. The whole thing is a Krazy Kat-esque story of violently unrequited love.
2. That's a metaphor for the relationship between the work and the audience, and what better way to articulate such a dynamic than through a movie where knives, harpoons, and eyeballs get projected "through" the screen towards us in 3-D?
3. In the movies, the most immoral couple gets killed first. But in real life, the actress who bares her breasts (in this case, in an even more fleeting shot than the one in National Lampoon's Vacation) also gets a sweet and memorable death scene, and is thus doubly emblazoned in the minds of every adolescent viewer. She also has, in reading a copy of "Fangoria," the only meta moment in an otherwise painfully un-self-aware movie.
4. Iconic a misogynist as Jason is, you could argue that the early Friday the 13th movies are among the only Hollywood movies not marketed towards women that feature female protagonists as well as a female antagonist.

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