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Björk's Big Time Sensuality

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

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

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

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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Alanis Morissette's Ironic

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

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

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

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!