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Björk's Big Time Sensuality [20 Apr 2006|06:45pm]

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Our final video for Sednaoui this week is:


Big Time Sensuality, by Björk


The featured video marks what began as a great friendship between Sednaoui and the then new solo artist, Björk. In the video, Björk dances and sings on the back of a truck as it drives through New York City. The charm of the video relied heavily on the energetic actions and facial expressions of Björk, which ended up being a video still remembered by her today.


To view the video:
Video on Björk.com

For more information on the video:
Björk.com: Big Time Sensuality

For more information on Björk:
Official Site

Be sure to comment and rate the video!:D

That's it for Sednaoui's week. :) We'll featured another of his videos after the next week, to conclude our entire spotlight. Today, Sednaoui has remained a memorable figure in the realm of music videos, and still photographs as of today. Let's hope we hear from him, soon :D

Tomorrow we'll start our last director spotlight!

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Great news [19 Apr 2006|04:02pm]

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Recently I found a Director's Label special on MTV's site, and this was said:

The Directors Label franchise is already looking forward. Next year's series will feature director Mike Mills (Air, Moby, Beth Orton and the feature "Thumbsucker") and likely the directorial team Hammer & Tongs (Blur, Eels, Supergrass). Other participants aren't yet locked down, but series brainchild Richard Brown said he'd also love to extol the works of Shynola (Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Beck), Roman Coppola (the Strokes, Green Day, Presidents of the United States of America) and Jean-Baptiste Mondino (Madonna, Björk, Neneh Cherry).

I'm not sure if this is news for everyone, but it's great information! Personally, I love Mike Mills and, of course, Hammer&Tongs!

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The Red Hot Chili Pepper's Give It Away [19 Apr 2006|03:37pm]

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Our second video for Sednaoui this week is:


Give it Away, by
The Red Hot Chili Peppers


This iconic video began one of the biggest rock bands in recent memory. The video features the members of The Red Hot Chili Peppers in silver makeup and strange garments dancing in a desert. The video is remembered for a number of things, including the afore mentioned bizarre images, the energy of the band, the use of the camera (such as the zooming in and out of the leader's face in tune with the songs), and the 'silver lining' it presented for not only a big band, but a great director.


To view the video:
Video on Yahoo! Music

For more information on the video:
Wikipedia: Give it Away

For more information on The Red Hot Chili Peppers:
Official Site

Be sure to comment and rate this video!^_^ It's very good to be back!

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My absense [18 Apr 2006|04:58pm]

fuuh
Hi everyone!

As you seem to have noticed I haven't updated in a while... I hope you can all forgive me, because I feel absolutely terrible about it! -_-

This time of year I get swarmed with a bunch of things, two of them were plays that I'm working on, and the other is my term paper. I didn't have much time to come on, post videos, and so on...

I'm sorry to everyone who was anxious about continuing our spotlight! I'll continue Sednaoui's week tomorrow, and we'll finish off the spotlight with Mark Romanek. :) I think as a conclusion, I'll do one a day by each the following week!

Everyone, I'm very sorry for my absense!

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Missing discussions [08 Apr 2006|05:09pm]

slashmuse
[ mood | nostalgic ]

I'm really Jonesing for some video discussion and comments. I hope all is well, fuuh

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[29 Mar 2006|08:31pm]

nhatrang
Hello. I'm selling my UNOPENED DVD of "the Work of Michel Gondry" on ebay (click the link)! I got it as a gift, but I already own it, so I thought somebody else could be enlightened and inspired by his wonderful videos!

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Alanis Morissette's Ironic [25 Mar 2006|10:05am]

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Our second video for Sednaoui this week is:


Ironic, by Alanis Morissette


This video for Alanis' song Ironic is recognized everywhere. The famous video features Alanis driving a car, singing her song, until, when the chorus begins, another passenger (which is Alanis in different clothing), begins to sing. As the song progresses, we are introduced to two other passengers who are all Alanis, but different in personality and, of course, clothes. At the end of the video, Alanis' car breaks down, and when she gets out to inspect the car, the other three passengers are not seen. The video proved to not only be a big hit for Alanis, but for Sednaoui as well, continuing to portray artist in immortal videos.


To view the video:
Video on Clipland

For more information on the video:
Wikipedia: Ironic

For more information on Alanis Morissette:
Official Site

Be sure to comment and rate this video!:D

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Garbage's Queer [25 Mar 2006|10:03am]

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Our first video for Sednaoui this week is:


Queer, by Garbage



In this video, we view the world through the eyes of an innocent man who is being talked to by Shirley Manson, who is trying to open his eyes to the world of the bizzarre. She leads him through the streets, where she points out many "queer" looking people, until she brings him to a house. There, he realizes she has just tricked him, and her along with her strange friends tie him down and shave his hair. The video ends with the man looking in a mirror, realizing his strange hair cut, and running off.


To view the video:
Video on Torn Apart 2.0

For more information on the video:
Wikipedia: Queer

For more information on Garbage:
Official Site

Be sure to comment and rate the first Sednaoui video!:)

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Stéphane Sednaoui [24 Mar 2006|08:28pm]

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Our week for Chris Cunningham is over! This week we honor:



Stéphane Sednaoui began as a photographer for magazines and fashion, and then moved into the world of music videos. He has, since then, given to the world many classic videos which have either introduced us to the artist, or have helped build their image in unique ways. The french director continues today to be an artistic force in the world of music videos.

The Work of Stéphane Sednaoui DVD includes music videos by The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Björk, Massive Attack, Tricky, Garbage, U2, Mirwais, The Black Crowes, Alanis Morissette, R.E.M., and more, with commentrary by the artists. Some extras include a special night version of Björk's Big Time Sensuality, some of Sednaoui's short films such as Walk on the Wild Side inspired by the song by Lou Reed, an animated vision of Björk's Army of Me, Acqua Natasha, and more! As always, there is the 52 page booklet featuring original comments and photography by the director.

We'll spend this week honoring Sednaoui by looking at video by him each day! :)

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Aphex Twin's Come To Daddy [24 Mar 2006|07:10pm]

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The final Chris video this week is:



Come to Daddy, by Aphex Twin



The video came from nowhere and out came Chris Cunningham's style and visions. The video begins with an old woman walking her dog, which then barks at a TV on the ground until, memorably, a demonic face appears on the screen chanting the lyrics of the song (I want your soul). Suddenly, children everywhere spill out into the vacant lot, all with Aphex Twin's face, to terrorize and destroy. Finally, the face is able to make itself physical, coming out of the TV with the iconic scene where it then screams at the old woman until her hair falls off. The demon then unites with it's children.


To view the video:
Video on sputnik7

For more information on the video:
Director File: Come to Daddy

For more information on Aphex Twin:
An Aphex Twin Fansite

Be sure to comment and rate the final Cunningham video!:D

That's it for our week honoring Chris Cunningham! Chris, while he has yet to direct a feature film, has continued to make short films which carry on his unique style and vision, including his recent collaboration with Aphex Twin, Rubber Johnny. He was set to adapt a film to Necromancer, but the project is now dead, due to Chris' wishes to no longer make anything that is an adaptation, rather than an original piece. We look forward to what his original works bring!

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Leftfield's Afrika Shox [22 Mar 2006|08:42pm]

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The video today is:


Afrika Shox, by Leftfield


This haunting video features a man running around the business district of New York City, flustered. When he finds his limb has broken off, like fragile glass, he runs around frantically for help. Yet, no one comes to his aid. In the end, he is unable to find anyone who is willing to help him. The video concludes darkly, leaving a sad thought.


To view the video:
Video on Singingfool

For more information on the video:
Director File: Afrika Shox

For more information on Leftfield:
Official Site

Be sure to comment and rate the video!:D

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[22 Mar 2006|08:37pm]

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Here is an extra video for today, to make up for the one missed yesterday:



Second Bad Vilbel, by Autechre



This video was Chris' first attempt at directing, and is still looked upon a good first attempt. It features many views on a machine and a strange alien, all editted to match the song. The video is a good look into what his future stuff would evolve out of: strange images, set to tense music.


To view the video:
Video on sputnik7

For more information on the video:
Director File: Second Bad Vilbel

For more information on Autechre:
An Autechre Fansite

Be sure to comment and rate this video!:)

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Björk's All is Full of Love [20 Mar 2006|07:00pm]

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The video for today is:


All is Full of Love, by Björk



The astounding video by Chris Cunningham, which won him multiple awards and a lot of recognition. As if in a white dream, a robot which looks very similar to Björk, is being worked on, with a look of sadness on her face. It isn't until she meets another, identical robot, that sings with her, that things become clearer. The robots begin to kiss passionately, to the song's climax, as the machines continue to work on them. The fluidity of the video, along with the perfect song, made one of the greatest music videos ever. It not only is what most seem to think of with Björk (besides other silly things), but as Cunningham's opus, as well.


To view the video:
Video iFilm

For more information on the video:
Director File: All is Full of Love

For more information on Björk:
Official Site

Be sure to comment and rate the video!:D

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Madonna's Frozen [19 Mar 2006|06:59pm]

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Our video for today is!:


Frozen, by Madonna



Frozen was considered a stunning video which portrayed Madonna is a eerie and beautiful new light. The video shows Madonna all in black - including her hair - in the middle of a dry dessert, where the sky is a dark color. She does many strange movements there, which turn her into many things, including a group of crows. One memorable part includes when Madonna multiplies herself, to make up the multiple vocals. The video has relatively no plot, but contains in it a fantastic vision.

To view the video:
Video on Yahoo! Music

For more information on the video:
Director File: Frozen

For more information on Madonna:
Official Site

Be sure to comment and rate the video!:D

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Portishead's Only You [18 Mar 2006|06:58pm]

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Our next video this week is!:


Only You, by Portishead



This video by Cunningham features a stunning technique, in which the people in the video move as if they're floating in water. The lead singer stands there with a sense of grief, her hair flowing everywhere, as a young boy, in midair, floats around, doing backflips and dives, his shoelaces almost in a dance. There is a sense of mystery for what is going on, as Cunningham zooms in on a man looming in a building above, eyeing the boy. The video is not only gorgeous, but shows a side of Cunningham's ability to build the mood of the video with the song.


To view the video:
Video on iFilm

For more information on the video:
Director File: Only You

For more information on Portishead:
Official Site

Be sure to comment and rate this video!:D

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Aphex Twin's Windowlicker [17 Mar 2006|06:39pm]

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Our first video this week is:



Windowlicker, by Aphex Twin



This infamous video by Chris Cunningham features the story of two young mans, trying to hit on two young girls. In the midst of their actions, a long limousine pulls up, with Aphex Twin (Richard D. James) inside. When he hops out and does a stylish dance, the girls immediately turn into luxurious women, with the faces of Aphex Twin. The two men find that all of Aphex Twin's "hoochies" all look like him, and even some odd looking ones exist amoung the bunch. A very odd video, that either scared many people, or mesmerized them with it's complete surprises.



To view the video:
Video iFilm (Director's Cut)

For more information on the video:
Director-File: Windowlicker

For more information on Aphex Twin:
An Aphex Twin Fansite

Be sure to comment and rate the first video!:)

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Chris Cunningham [17 Mar 2006|06:23pm]

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Well our Corbijn week has concluded. :) Our next featured director is:



The director from the U.K. who has proven himself to be an enigma in the realm of music videos. His videos, which range from an ambient, gothic style to a moment in time where strange, scary things appear, are wildly popular. These videos are known mostly for their technical achievements. However, his videos still hold in them the emotions anyone can connect to, as he advances the technology needed to tell these stories.

The Work of Chris Cunningham DVD includes eight of Cunningham's most well known and award winning videos (many are missing, for unknown reasons). There are some of his short films, such as Flex, and a making of for his opus, All Is Full of Love. Also included is Cunningham's commercials, which even for short clips, are bizzare. As always, there is a 52 page booklet featuring sketches and information behind Cunningham's work.

We'll spend the next week honoring Chris Cunningham's work! :)

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Depeche Mode's Enjoy The Silence [16 Mar 2006|05:12pm]

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The final Anton Corbijn video is:



Enjoy The Silence, by Depeche Mode



This is one of many Depeche Mode videos by Anton Corbijn, who helped to make up the image of the band in the 80s. This video, which is one of their better known ones, features a man dressed like a king. He travels the earth and many of it's landscapes with a foldup chair, sitting where he wants, perhaps "enjoying the silence." Anton has made many videos for Depeche Mode, and this one stands as one of his best for the great band.


To view the video:
Video on Clipland

For more information on the video:
Wikipedia: Enjoy The Silence

For more information on The Killers:
Official Site

That's it for Anton's week! For those that were unable to comment, or did not have the DVD, you should try checking out Anton's stuff one day. Although he has not moved on to films like many of the other directors, he continues to make gorgeous videos and photographs! Be sure to check for his new stuff, such as a new Depeche Mode video and, perhaps, a film documenting Ian Curtis, Contact. Tomorrow we will honor a director with a new week of videos!:)

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The Killers' All These Things That I've Done [16 Mar 2006|05:11pm]

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The next video for Anton is:


All These Things That I've Done, by
The Killers


A recent video directed by Anton, the story is told in a nonlinear fashion and features the band members as cowboys. The video mainly centers on the four band members, and their quarrels with a rival group, called "The Killersluts", who they seem to have a connected with (specifically, the lead of The Killers and the lead of The Killersluts). What results is a battle between the two groups. In the end, the lead singer is hit by the lead Killersluts' boomerang. However, a lightbulbed sign with The Killers name turns on, perhaps symbolizing a victory for their side (or a way of remberence). The video is a great introduction of Corbijn to later audiences.

To view the video:
Video on Yahoo! Music

For more information on the video:
Wikipedia: All These Things That I've Done

For more information on The Killers:
Official Site

Be sure to comment and rate the video!:D

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Joseph Arthur's In The Sun [16 Mar 2006|05:09pm]

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Well, I'm back on. I'm terrible sorry, once again, for all of my delays. My computer has been very bugged out. Today I'll post the three videos needed to be made up for Anton's week!

The first video is:


In The Sun, by Joseph Arthur


A very touching song, this video features Joseph Arthue travelling from the shore to the city, as he absorbs himself in reading only his book. As he walks, wings grow on his back, getting bigger with each scene. He wanders until he reaches the city, where he skims the city, without looking away, or being disturbed. Finally, he falls into a sewer, where a woman is standing there with wings, watching him play. The video is very emotional, and has stunning imagery.


To view the video:
Video on Real World Records, thanks to slashmuse

For more information on the video:
Music Video Database: In The Sun

For more information on Joseph Arthur:
Official Site

Be sure to comment and rate the video!:)

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