Great Job, Internet!: Movie characters, time, and genre edited seamlessly together in Hell’s Club
There is a place [where] fictional characters meet. Outside of time, outside of all logic, this place is known as Hell’s Club.
So reads the opening titles to Antonio Maria Da Silva‘s Hell’s Club, a kinetic mashup of many movies and characters all colliding in one place. Using various club scenes from films as well as multiple remixes of “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees, Da Silva is able to integrate these characters into a narrative about a put-upon club owner (Al Pacino as Carlito from Carlito’s Way), some hotshot dancers (including John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever), and a hit man (The Terminator) hell-bent on taking out a mysterious figure (Pacino as Scarface), with various bodyguards to protect him (including Keanu Reeves in John Wick and Tom Cruise in Collateral).
It’s a genre bending mashup of all sorts of characters, with some just relegated …