Friday, 12 October 2007
Close-Up Blog-a-thon - "This is a close-up?"
The first thing I thought of when the Close-Up blog-a-thon (running between Oct. 12-21) was announced was my all time favourite Looney Tune - "Duck Amuck".
Mel Blanc was a genius - every word and sound uttered by Daffy makes me laugh out loud (I love his Hawaiian song). Chuck Jones is a genius - every movement and scene change flows smoothly through the entire absurdity of it all. Every single person involved with this cartoon is a genius - the animation, the sound effects, the music cues...
Here's the whole thing...The relevant section starts with 2:43 left in the clip:
"Hey, come here. Come here! Gimme a close-up. A close-up...This is a close-up? A close-up ya jerk! A close-up!!
Thanks for the sour persimmons, cousin."