Mash-ups have become extremely common these days -- seems like every day someone is posting or sending me a link to a new one, often involving trailers and allegedly side-splitting. The mash-up I saw today, however, grabbed me and took me for a wild ride through the films of Quentin Tarantino and Joel and Ethan Coen. If you've got seven minutes to spare, I've embedded the "Tarantino vs. Coen Brothers" video after the jump for you to enjoy. And if you like these directors, you'll enjoy it.
What do these two filmmaking teams have in common, anyway? Brad Pitt may not be the only actor who was in films directed by Tarantino and the Coens (Inglourious Basterds and Burn After Reading); Steve Buscemi shares that credit too. But Leandro Copperfield, who assembled this video, found a lot of similarities: explosions, meltdowns, impromptu dances ... and gunfire. Lots and lots of gunfire. I don't need to tell you this isn't a kids' movie.
Copperfield noted on his YouTube page that "In 13 days I watched again almost all movies of filmmakers (Quentin Tarantino & Joel and Ethan Coen), I selected more than 500 scenes, and had hard work editing." He also used some great songs to link the two filmmaking teams together. Anton Chigurh's actions blend very well with "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" from the Kill Bill soundtrack.
I especially liked this video because I've seen all the movies clipped ... except one ( not saying which), and even then I've seen most of that film in clips here and there. So I could recognize almost every single shot, and that doesn't happen too often. However, even if you haven't seen all of Quentin Tarantino or the Coen brothers' films, this is crazy fun to watch.
Copperfield says he's going to do Scorsese vs. Kubrick next. I can't wait.
Warning: This is NSFW; it includes violence and foul language.