Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Silent Icon Enhanced
As you know, I routinely rack my brains for new connections between silent cinema and modern pop culture. I'm always thrilled when they're uncovered. If I could, I'd knock on every door and shout from every balcony: "SEE? This medium is alive! We must support it! Look me in the eye and listen to what I'm saying! Bust still, I can't keep abreast of everything.
Behold The Ultimate Vision. A Beyonce-esque Marvel Comics upgrade of THIS decades-old bland-droid, who clearly can't cut it in the cleavage department:
Here at Silent Volume, we know that The Ultimate Vision is really a substantially altered Maria Robot, she of the silent epic, Metropolis (1927).
Metropolis is a much bigger film than it once was, thanks to its recently re-discovered and restored footage. Marvel's just making sure the robot can keep up.