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So I'm trying to figure it out...

Is the Gap commercial featuring Audrey Hepburn cut out of 1957's Funny Face and put against a white background and spun around, editing-wise, to be made to be dancing to AC/DC's legendary "Back in Black" a brilliant, post-postmodern mash-up endemic of these Millennial 21st century times--or very, very disturbing, in that it's being used to sell jeans to a generation that knows neither her nor the song--??



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Sep. 19th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
It just feels weird to me... wasn't the song supposed to be a tribute to Bonn Scott (the former AC/DC lead singer who died of alcohol poisoning)?
Sep. 19th, 2006 03:49 am (UTC)
That was the impression. If anything, it's about resurfacing from death, which the band was kinda doin' at the time. You can go on a little head trip all your own if you think of Audrey somehow resurfacing from death, in her little black outfit, dancing to heavy metal--oh, OW! OK, my head has definitely slipped gears on that thought!

True, it's not as bad as Carnival cruises and Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life"... but I fear what's next. Gene Kelly and Judas Priest? Fred Astaire and Led Zeppelin? Danny Kaye and Kiss??
Sep. 22nd, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
I personally love it. Maybe enough people in its target market will be educated as to who its originators are/were.

If you're wondering about Gene Kelley, it already happened: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7653924879522661423&q=vw+rain&pl=true
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