Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday mood swing

With Ray Bradbury turning 91 today, I thought I'd look around to see if there were any good short films online inspired by him. This one is interesting, not much in the way of plot, but atmospheric. It's adapted from one of the stories in The Martian Chronicles and overlays a Martian feel on its upstate NY locations.

The Visitor from Robert Loughlin on Vimeo.

And on another note entirely, I had no idea Ladytron had appeared on Yo Gabba Gabba. The things you miss by not having kids.

The critters sure seem to like what they hear.


susan said...

The Martian Chronicles was one of the first science fiction books I ever read. This little video excerpt is an interesting and nicely done tribute to the elusive nature of his transcendent story about human nature.

The Ladytron song is cool but the audience leaves me cold :-) The Muppets were a lot more fun and they probably would have enjoyed playing with Dr. Teeth.

Ben said...

Ah, but the Muppets are something of an unfair basis for comparison, no?