The Red Drum Getaway: A clever Hitchcock/Kubrick mashup

By on October 15, 2015

We here at Night Flight love a great mash-up mixtape supercut whatever, as you know, and this one — a Hitchcockian edit posted by “Gump” which presents Kubrick’s characters as villains — is so g.d. good we just had to share it. It was directed by Adrien Dezalay, Emmanuel Delabaere, and Simon Philippe of Gump Studios, France (some of this is slightly NSFW, btw).

Gump Studios, a studio de création audiovisuelle, specialize in “filming, editing and graphic design of all types of content: digital, film and television” (according to the Google-enhanced translation). They’re new to Facebook and Vimeo and possibly even the world at large.

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Here’s what the Creator’s Project/VICE had to say about it:

“Alfred Hitchcock’s go-to everyman, Jimmy Stewart, gets a haunting dose of Stanley Kubrick’s insanity in a video mashup from French production house Gump Studios. In The Red Rum Getaway, Stewart’s characters in Rear Window, Vertigo, and more encounter the likes of Jack Nicholson’s Jack Torrance from The Shining and Malcolm McDowell’s Alex DeLarge and his droogs from A Clockwork Orange, seamlessly edited into Hitchcock’s universe. Things really start to get weird when the universes collide full on, when NSFW scenes from Eyes Wide Shut enter the mix and Nicholson idiosyncratically mumbling to themselves in the white room from 2001: A Space Odyssey where the Starchild is born.

Rather than being a film essay like Jacob T. Swinney’s First and Final Frames, The Red Rum Getaway feels like a whole new film, in the vein of This Is Pablo’s Hell’s Club. You’ll have to watch this cinematic match made in heaven a couple of times to catch every reference, but trust us, it’s a trip worth taking.”

Check out more of Gump Studios’ work on their website.

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About Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas has been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide, and a contributor to Launch, Music Connection, Big Takeover and numerous other publications and entertainment websites, blogs and zines, most of them long gone. He's written more than sixty sets of liner notes. He’s also worked for over twenty years at mostly reissue record labels -- prior to that he worked in bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl daze. He lives in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.