Bugs remember the Alamo

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Screenshot of Clint Eastwood in scene from “Far Alamo,” by Fabrice Mathieu. (YouTube)

What would happen if giant insects from the future attacked an Alamo defended by the stars of the greatest westerns of Hollywood?

We have an answer.

Yeah! That’s what happens in “Far Alamo: Your Western Heroes vs. the Bugs from Starship Troopers.” Cinematographer Fabrice Mathieu has achieved something amazing. Think of those video mashups of masterful film editing in which Hollywood stars strut, stroll, streak or sneak through the old Penn Station (“Penn Station, But Deliver Us from Grand Central“), or in which Rita Hayworth dances, through clips spliced into the more recent hit song “Stayin’ Alive” from the movie “Saturday Night Fever.”

The folks at the website Kuriositas write:

Well, this is cool.  Fabrice Mathieu has done it again.  Known for his unusual (and unlikely) movie mashups, this time Fabrice takes us to the Wild West and to the far-flung edges of our galaxy.  A host of western heroes (John Wayne, Yul Brynner, Clint Eastwood and so on!) face off with the horde of bugs from the movie Starship Troopers.  How he does it I don’t really want to know but this latest mashup is one of his best!

Enjoy! (Shudder!)

And check this out: Click on the Fabrice Mathieu link and scroll down to “Darth by Darthwest” – a mashup of Lucas’s Star Wars and Hitchcock’s North by Northwest in the famous scene that has Cary Grant, alone amid farmland, attacked by … well, it’s just … wowie! zowie! (Really!)

About David Brussat

For a living, I edit the writing of some of the nation's leading architects, urbanists and design theorists. This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. My freelance writing and editing on that topic and others addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to invest your prose with even more style and clarity, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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