Thursday 2 August 2018

Props - Proof of Concept Trailer

This is such a brilliant concept that with hindsight, it's surprising no one has thought of it before. The production values are obviously very high and I wish the creator James F Coton all the best with it, not least because I really want to see it full length.

The advent of the internet has brought to life a sort of idealised shared childhood of '70s and '80s popular culture. And while some of the ephemera of that age fades (BJ and the Bear anyone?), some of it grows more solid and concrete (The A-Team, The Dukes of Hazzard, Back to the Future).

Many of the movies and TV shows of that era featured some kind of hero vehicle (BJ and the Bear had a tasty Kenworth Aerodyne truck if you're interested) and very often those vehicles were reproduced and sold as toys which in retrospect, provided another layer of nostalgia and served to embed the show further into popular culture, making it even more concrete. Take a look at the race sequence in the movie Ready Player One to see examples of how the hero vehicles can take on a life of their own. Clearly these iconic vehicles aren't going away any time soon even though the TV franchises that begat them are getting on for 40 years old.

This particular trailer appears to be for a Sci-Fi show about a world where our protagonist steals the hero props from those old movies and TV shows in the face of (other) criminal gangs.

What a beautifully simple premise. Worthy of an '80s TV show...

Props - Proof of Concept Trailer

PROPS | PROOF OF CONCEPT Trailer from James F. Coton on Vimeo.

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