Oct 27, 2018
Would you kick Shawn Mendes out of the Lost In Translation bed?
Lost In Translation had one of those great band soundtracks. My Bloody Valentine, Air, Death In Vegas and, at his most heavenly, Squarepusher,
Some pop plonker has come along and ruined all that. Vine karaokeist Shawn Mendes has mimicked Sofia Coppola's 2003 film on his new single Lost In Japan. The fresh-faced Canadian plays the role of whiskey-plugger Bob, originally portrayed by a weather-beaten Bill Murray.
He even recreates Murray's iconic bed-sitting moment (pictured), used as the cover for the original soundtrack release.
"Do you got plans tonight?" says Mendes. "We'd be in the same timezone," says Mendes. "Did you like me in Zombieland?" says Mendes. Maybe not that last one.
This is, of course, the end of all civilisation. We can't have these young whippersnappers ruining classic old things, with their "youth" and their "looks" and their "talent". Before you know it, there'll be a new bunch of teenagers watching the film with their fresh and unwrinkled eyes.
Whats next? 5 Seconds Of Summer remaking Reservoir Dogs? Justin Biebpipe going bezerk on a lawnmower for Straight Story? Jaden Smith as the shark in Jaws?!
Actually, I'd watch that.
Further Fats: It's 3.30am and this is what I think of Da Vinci (2006)
Further Fats: Watch the video for Oneohtrix Point Never's Animals (2016, contains Val Kilmer sitting on a bed)
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