Bitch Slap

This clever edit of an Angie Dickinson/Lee Marvin movie clip with the audio of Steve Reich’s Clapping Music is making the rounds on the intertubes this morning, and it’s well done:

The video itself comes from this scene from “Point Blank,” directed by John Boorman, which is a terrific thriller/crime/revenge drama, with more than a little touch of a ghost story. It was remade by Mel Gibson, but he missed the point of everything except the violence, which is expected.

Here’s Clapping Music in a performance by the Grand Valley State New Music Ensemble (I like the fast tempo):

And here’s a nice abstract visual realization of the score:

Back to beginnings to end it, there’s nothing much cooler than Lee Marvin.