Friday, March 15, 2013

{Inspiration: Jazz that Nobody Asked For by Benny Box}

I love shorts, especially animated shorts.
 In this week's Vimeo-staff-picks-sobbing-because-talented-people round, I ended up watching Jazz that Nobody asked for by Benny Box

In the author's words, this is what the film is about:
Sometimes a song can get stuck in your mind. Become a little piece of unwanted music, that keeps looping for the rest of your day.
Neurologists claim that stuck  songs are like thoughts we're trying to suppress. The harder we try to think about them, the more we can't help it. The phenomenon is also known as earworms, and the ongoing 'dim di da da dum' causes a kind of brain itch you can't scratch.
Jazz that nobody asked for is an ode to all those unwanted songs out there, that have nowhere to go. The music that haunts this film, is the amazing swing jazz tune 'Quaker City Jazz' by the long forgotten 'Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters'. In 1937 they were the first jazz big band to feature an african american vocalist.
Oh those unwanted songs that just get stuck in your head... How I hate them. HATE THEM!
I personally love the jazz players and the expressions of the characters in the entire film {especially the animals and the nurse running away screaming with fire}

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