Articles in the Music Videos Category
A long time ago, there was a movie called “The Cell“. It had Jennifer Lopez before she had kids, Vince Vaughn before he started doing dick-joke comedies, and Vincent D’Onofrio before he was on Law & Order and was only known for Full Metal Jacket. It was visually very strange, even beautiful. It was directed by Tarsem Singh—who pretentiously goes by Tarsem—and was his first feature-length film. I think the plot had something to do …
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Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You
Olivia Olson – All I Want for Christmas Is You
from Love Actually
Michel Gondry (not “Michael Gondry”) is a French filmmaker know for his odd, dream-like style. His most recognizable work was probably the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind which showcased his unique visual style. He’s also directed numerous music videos and commercials, many of which have the same style. I’ve always liked his work because of the way he manages to visually express the non-linear nature of dreams. Situations, settings, and people in dreams …
Bill Shannon is a dancer/media artist who was born with a degenerative hip condition where his legs cannot support his weight so he must use crutches to get around. He’s developed a personal style of skateboarding/breakdancing that implements the crutches.
Check out the RJD2 video featuring one continuous shot of Shannon in NYC:
There’s also a short doc on Shannon with more footage of his performance art:
Mr. West is back with another single. Double negative aside, this is classic (cliche?) Kanye. Addictively melodic sample? Check. Lyrical lamentation over the materialism of hip hop with timely references to diamonds and handbags? Check. Uninspired flow with awkward rhyme schemes? Check.
From the look of the video, Mr. West got a deal on the set (or digital composite) Linkin Park used for What I’ve Done and hired a crew, model, and wind machine to recreate …