Razzle Dazzle

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Title: Razzle Dazzle
Creator: Killa, T. Jonesy, Hafital
Date: 2003
Format: vid 3:36
Length: 3:36
Music: Razzle Dazzle sung by Richard Gere
Fandom: Star Trek
Footage: Star Trek
URL: YouTube Upload

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Razzle Dazzle is a Captain Kirk character vid set to "Razzle Dazzle" from the musical Chicago. It's notable for the phenomenal editing that marries perfect image-music conjunctions with stellar timing, such as the edit that occurs at 2:46, where Kirk from the 1960s series is thrown across a room, and Kirk from the later TOS movies lands on the other side. Captain Kirk is a man of bluffs and distractions!

It appears on The Long and Winding WOAD Disk 2, and is incorrectly listed in the 2010 VVC Premieres show Intro Vid as a previous premiere: it wasn't, it debuted in Nearly New.[citation needed]

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Reactions and Comments

The vid was cited at the 2018 Vividcon as a key influence:

This vid taught me internal motion timing. Every beat or sound I hit in a song with a look or a gesture or a car spinning in slo-mo is owed directly to this vid.- Trelkez[citation needed]

It's also mentioned in volume 1 of Intellectual Property and Information Wealth: Issues and Practices in the Digital Age:

Currently, many vidders use computers, allowing them to achieve complex effects, including altering color, timing, and other features of the underlying source. For example, a video set to "Razzle Dazzle" from the film version of Chicagobrilliantly portrays, and parodies, Captain Kirk's ability to seduce and outwit his foils on Star Trek.[1]