Many of you might be familiar with the awesome and hilarious movie Mars Attacks. God how I love that movie. Imagine my surprise when, surfing the internet one day, I ran across a set of 1962 bubble gum cards published by the TOPPS company (under the name "Bubble, Inc") that included these astonishing images. Clearly, they suggested a virtual movie storyboard, and the rest is movie history. I love that the shocking and weird emotional impact of the original gum cards was somehow captured by the movie.
One day my son Evan introduced me to the amazing Flaming Lips, and I can imagine no better soundtrack to the bubble gum cards than their "Yoshimi Battle The Pink Robots, Part 2". So I fired up iMovie and made the little homage to all the artists that follows.
PS-- Mars Attacks movie trailer here.
NOTE: re: potential copyright violation. It is unclear to me whether my movie constitues fair use. I tried to contact Flaming Lips for permission to use their song, but could not find a contact link on their web site. If you represent them, please let me know.