Mash-ups have become increasingly popular over the past few years, most of them musical, ever since DJ Danger Mouse fused Jay-Z’s “The Black Album” with The Beatles’ “The White Album.” I’ve enjoyed a lot of these types of tracks and the art of fusing two different styles have recently taken over visual media with trailer mash-ups, such as this Wall-E vs. Watchmen trailer. Now, things have evolved into the next logical step. Actors and actresses are putting their heft into recreating scenes from older films and they’re being brought to you by MSN’s Cinemash.
The first installment takes the stars of the upcoming (500) Days of Summer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel and transposes them as Sid and Nancy, from the 1986 film of the same name. Gender roles are reversed in this three-minute plus scene ad Gordon-Levitt takes hold of the role of Nancy, previous occupied by Chloe Webb, while Deschanel harnesses Gary Oldman’s Sid Vicious.
I think this is an awesome idea and I look forward to future installments, which we’ll continue to bring to you. Some of the upcoming Cinemash scenes previewed are Carrie with Will Arnett, Training Day with Common and Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Tron with Cheech and Chong.
Here’s Sid and Nancy with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel: