Video Sunday: Monkey and Circuses (not together)
Ever since I read American Born Chinese and The Sign of Qin (sequel please!!!) I have desired that someone, somewhere make a Monkey King movie. Isn’t it odd that there hasn’t been one in America yet? Trickster gods in general don’t tend to appear on the big screen, but who wouldn’t love watching a monkey kick bad guy butt? I’d shell out $11 for the privilege, I would. In the meantime it looks as if I will have to be content with this fantastically awesome video with music by Damon Albarn, and imagery by Jamie Hewlett. Remember Gorillaz? Yeah, it’s those guys. This is from the BBC Sport’s marketing campaign for the Chinese Olympics. I just keep on watching it over and over. It gets so many things right.
Thanks to Drawn for the video. They’ve a list of related links as well, so I suggest that you check ’em out if this pleased you.
Generally, professional book trailers like this one for Eoin Colfer’s newest Artemis Fowl book The Time Paradox don’t appeal to me. Yet the man kinda sucked me in with the description of the title. I wonder what would happen if I leapt from reading #1 (the only one I even have read) to number… which one is this one now?
This one’s better. It’s a promo for his one man show (still kicking myself for missing it here in NYC) and the child testimonials are the best thing about it.
Thanks to the Achockablog for the link.
Recently I finished reading The Floating Circus by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, so I was in the perfect mood to take a gander at this final circus-laden video. Just a little bit of happiness to send you on your way. Be sure to get to the 3:30 minute mark on this one. It’s a doozy.
Thanks to Mom for the link.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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