Alright, Daily Post. I’m not sure if I can pick some songs to sum up my entire life…I wouldn’t even know where to begin. I do want to talk about something music-related today, though. One of my first posts on this blog was about my experience while looking up information about marionette dolls. I talked about an observation that there’s something about these kinds of toys that subconsciously creeps people out. The internet is filled with material which depicts marionette dolls as dark things, perhaps due to a general fear of being controlled by an outside entity and yet unable to control the self.
A few weeks ago, I was informed of an interesting development which reaffirmed what I found about the general feeling about these dolls. If you haven’t yet heard, there’s going to be a new Avengers movie! See the trailer below, and listen closely to the music:
Did it sound familiar? It might If you’ve been exposed to Disney in your lifetime: it’s Pinocchio’s “I’ve Got No Strings on Me” song.
By now, this allusion is no big secret, but the Avengers movie is probably one of the last places I thought I’d find a connection to something I’ve been thinking about! Did you hear how leery the Avengers version was? It gives me the chills each time I watch the trailer. It’s interesting that even Hollywood has picked up on and exploited the potential creep factor of marionette dolls with strings that control them.
So, in response to the Daily Post’s prompt entitled “Cue the Violins,” I have chosen a theme song for some of my blog posts instead of my entire life. Sounds fair to me.
P.S. For added fun: