Everything is a remix

This won't come as a big surprise to you. We are used to the notion that, in life, ideas are recycled. Rarely do you run into something 100% original. Most of the amazing things we see today are a remix of other amazing things we've seen in the past. Chacrinha is a Brazilian TV host who was very famous in the 80's. He coined the phrase "In television, nothing is created, everything is copied". He was right. However, I like to think that ideas are not necessarily copied. A lot of amazing work was inspired by amazing work. While I was watching this video I started thinking about something that Jim Jarmusch once said:

"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery — celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to."

I honestly had never noticed how much of a remix Kill Bill is. However, I love the movie and I think it does just that: it takes amazing bits and pieces to create something authentic.

Everything Is A Remix: KILL BILL from robgwilson.com on Vimeo.