Friday, April 28, 2006
At the conclusion of Kubrick's classic Dr. Strangelove there's a ballet of nuclear explosions set against a wistful "We'll Meet Again". The result was the quintessence of black comedy. More recently, the pairing of music and repetitive declassified atomic test footage has become a genre unto itself.
Tired of the usual grind of skateboard and/or surf movies with their predictable driving guitar soundtracks? Then move on up to countless hours of atomic blast movies, where ANY music score will add to the irony and fun! And, of course, you can easily find 'em on YouTube.com. Luckily for you I've done all the hard work and provided the following highlights:
Pure Armageddon abandonment Here
Same footage, different soundtrack Here
Mash-Up style Here
Holocost gone Classical Here
Extremely scary underground blast Here
...and more Here, Here, & Here
Below is my favorite (yet not entirely musical) clip which pits mannequins -"Mr. and Mrs. America"- against a very severe atomic heat rash.