Led Zeppelin were master remixers. And they're not alone. Remix is what is most produced by the entertainment industry. And that's OK. Everything is a Remix. The rest of the series here: part 2, part 3, part 4.
From Transformers to Battlestar Galactica, from Alice in Wonderland to Guardians of the Galaxy, Hollywood movie scores tend to sound pretty similar. This has to do with the incessant use of temp tracks, but I tend to see it in...
You can't talk about Mickey Mouse and show him on screen because that's a copyright violation. Similarly, you can't make cat GIFs if you don't own every single element. Culture is more and more seen as "property", even if the...
Remix and file-sharing go hand in hand. Almost like water, people need inspiration and the tools to make things out those works that already creeped up into their brains. So could we truly make an internet that stops all...
I hate the word "rip-off". What we generally call rip-offs are actually works we discovered their references from. But see, every movie has references. Copied, transformed and re-imagined images, actions and plots. There isn't any movie that doesn't rip-off....
The camera work of new movies is always inspired by older ones. As the pod race is a direct reference to the chariot race. This has nothing to do with originality or plagiarism, but everything to do with remix...
Wondered how awesome it would be to legally make a new Star Wars movie? Or to remix Disney's movies? Well ya can't. Even if both of these borrowed heavily from Public Domain and other works, they've made sure nobody can...
Stranger Thins feels like a deja-vu. But the Duffer Brothers, like many before them, transcend simple pastiche by borrowing and reinventing old tropes. It draws you in with a story you think you know, only to surprise and push you...

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