‘Mouth Silence’, A Surreal Mashup Mixtape by Neil Cicierega Featuring Sounds From News Clips and ‘The Lion King’

Mouth Silence is a mashup mixtape by Neil Cicierega that mixes and matches a number of sounds from movies, television, music, and more to create something altogether surreal. For example, one song includes a quote from Herman Cain quoting the Pokémon movie at the end of his unsuccessful bid for presidential nomination, and another samples a very specific scene from Disney’s The Lion King. Mouth Silence is a prequel of sorts to Mouth Sounds, a previous mashup mixtape of Cicierega’s.

The full mixtape is available for streaming via SoundCloud, and it can be downloaded in MP3 or FLAC formats.

PBS Idea Channel Explores Whether Sports Could Ever Replace War

PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta explores whether sports could ever replace war. Rugnetta comes down on the side of “no,” but goes on to then discuss why this concept constantly crops up.

The recent excitement over the World Cup made us think: could a competitive sporting event ever replace war? It’s easy to see the similarity between games and warfare: both often involve strategy, cunning, and even (or especially) national pride. Plus, sports are not totally without value in terms of international relations: history has shown that politically charged soccer games and “ping-pong policy” can impact diplomacy. But could a match substitute true combat, and the results honored as definitive during global discord?

Full Recording of ‘The Last of Us: One Night Live’ Theatrical Performance Now Available Online

The full recording of “The Last of Us: One Night Live” — the live theatrical performance of select scenes from the 2013 video game The Last of Us — is now available online. The performance (which gets started around 30:20) featured the principal actors playing their parts, and composer Gustavo Sataolalla also performed selections from the game’s score. The event occurred the night of July 28th at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California.

To celebrate the launch of the PS4 version of The Last of Us, Naughty Dog brings last year’s Game of the Year to life in front of hundreds of fans in Santa Monica. This special one night only event will celebrate the artistry behind the game with a performance of the score, plus a “live read” of key scenes featuring the principal actors, as directed by Neil Druckmann.

A Video Essay Exploring Japanese Director and Animator Satoshi Kon’s Unique Style of Editing

Creator and editor Tony Zhou explores the unique editing style of Japanese director and animator Satoshi Kon in a recent video essay. Kon is best known for the animated films Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, and Paprika.

Four years after his passing, we still haven’t quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time. Join me in honoring the greatest Japanese animator not named Miyazaki.

via Cartoon Brew