by Steve Greene
February 14, 2012 3:48 PM 1 Comment
Video of the Day: Owen Wilson Goes Kray in the Mashup "N****s in Paris at Midnight"
It’s fair to say that the combo of “Woody Allen" and Kanye West and Jay Z's debut album "Watch the Throne” probably hasn’t yielded many search results until now. But, just in time for Valentine’s Day, enter “N****s in Paris at Midnight,” a video mashup featuring two of last year’s most critically acclaimed outputs: Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" and the Jay-Z and Kanye West single “N****s in Paris.”
Sadly, Marion Cotillard and Alison Pill don’t have surprise guest verses (one can only dream), and it’s not edited to look like Salvador Dali is singing things like “ball so hard.” But some well-timed cuts do line up great with the music, a higher degree of difficulty than just showing the opening sequence of “Midnight” with the song playing in the background.
The lyrics are unchanged (that means the sound is NSFW), but check out the impressive reference to going "Kray," as in the psychotically criminal Kray twins. And the song's dialogue break in the middle, quizzically occupied by Will Ferrell and Jon Heder in the original version, now features a clip from Allen's movie. It has us wondering if a “Blades of Glory” remake with Corey Stoll and Owen Wilson is the best or worst idea we’ve heard all day.
For what it's worth, the official video dropped less than a week ago. We’ll let you know if a follow-up (“No Church Into the Wild?”) surfaces around St. Patrick’s Day.