Friday, March 03, 2006

Wizard People, Dear Readers

Element 1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
Element 2: Voiceover and alternate dialogue
Equals: Wizard People, Dear Readers
Artist: Brad Neely

Comic book artist Brad Neely has recorded a commentary soundtrack to the first Harry Potter movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (or Sorcerer's Stone for Americans). He calls it Wizard People, Dear Readers. The idea is to watch the DVD on mute while listening to this guy's voiceover and alternate dialogue in the background. In this version of the soundtrack Harry and his friends are alcoholics and Ron is gay. Whether or not you take an interest in Harry Potter is irrelevant. The point is that this is likely an indication of the direction in which mass media is headed. There has long been talk of interactive media and the consumer as producer and I think this is the sort of thing we're going to see more of from now on. Download Wizard People, Dear Readers at Illegal Art.

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