Screen Junkies » The Beastie Boys http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:25:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Adam Yauch’s Most Cutting Edge Projects http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/adam-yauchs-most-cutting-edge-projects/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/adam-yauchs-most-cutting-edge-projects/#comments Mon, 07 May 2012 19:24:07 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248485 We explore the legacy of the world's coolest man.

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The passing of Adam Yauch was a sad way to enter the weekend. As one-third of the Beastie Boys, MCA won over millions of fans and shaped today’s pop culture landscape. Yauch’s creativity extended far past what was laid down in the recording studio and into the creation of some of the most influential music videos of all time. This talent eventually bled over into film when Yauch co-founded the Oscilloscope Laboratories. A distribution company he used to curate and release independent films and documentaries like Dear Zachary, The Exploding Girl, Meek’s Cutoff, and We Need to Talk About Kevin, as well as the Yauch-directed Awesome: I F*ckin’ Shot That! and Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot.

I really feel that we just lost one of the coolest men in the world. To honor him and the innovations he gave us, I’ve put together a few of his most groundbreaking and filmic works.

(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)

The Beasties exploded into the mainstream with their anti-partying party anthem. The video depicts a party that goes awry when “bad people” show up. This video actually owes its premise from an unlikely place… George Romero‘s Dawn of the Dead. The film features scenes of a motorcycle gang who crash into a zombie-filled mall, overturning everything, smashing televisions, and attacking zombies with pies to the face. The video budget being non-existent, the Beasties famously used rancid whipped cream they found in the garbage cans behind the supermarket.

Sabotage

The art form of music videos were brought to a new level thanks to Sabotage. Directed by frequent collaborator Spike Jonze, the video is an homage to the cop dramas of the 1970′s. Wearing wigs and fake mustaches, the band played the show characters in the fictionalized credit sequence. When the video didn’t take home the top honors at the MTV Video Music Awards, MCA bum-rushed the stage in the guise of Nathaniel Hornblower to protest the dis. It’s safe to say, MCA had great influence over Kanye’s career.

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Watch The Beastie Boys’ ‘Fight For Your Right: Revisited’ Before I Do http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-the-beastie-boys-fight-for-your-right-revisited-before-i-do/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-the-beastie-boys-fight-for-your-right-revisited-before-i-do/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:54:55 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=208129 (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Watch 'Fight for Your Right: Revisited'!)

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The band The Beastie Boys have been around for a while now, but they’ve managed to stay somewhat hip and relevant all that time. Now, 25 years after the original “Fight for Your Right,” here’s “Fight for Your Right: Revisited,” a “celeb-filled” short film that’s “uncensored,” so it might not be safe for work. Or watching with your mom. I haven’t gotten to watch the 30 minute video yet, which is in three parts – the first one is above and the other two are below. Watch it, and remember to crank that shit as loud as you can. Let me know how it is, would you? (Vulture)

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