Saturday, September 12, 2009

'80s VIDEO SATURDAY...

I actually really love this song. But what I always love about '80s videos is how quaint and amateurish they seem - full of hope somehow; like hey, let's put Nik Kershaw in a white suit and project images on it - it'll be really slick and futuristic! Bless. I much prefer this attempt to be creative, than how music videos ended up in the early 00s, the cynical age, where every "treatment" was basically boy meets random model girl, can't stop thinking about her (head holding, brooding), sees her in the street where she happens to be wearing a cocktail dress, heels and hair extensions in the daytime and he happens to be driving a sports car even though he's only sixteen (close up of sports car logo) but she doesn't see him, he's looking for her, repeat 3 times in different scenarios (him wearing a blazer and jeans, then a suit and tie with sunglasses, then a casual urban look). Cue him leaning by window mournfully lip synching wearing undone white shirt, then we see her ringing his doorbell/calling him/walking towards him wearing a fur coat, different cocktail dress and heels. They kiss. The end. (Pan to assistant stylist behind monitor attempting to slit wrists with unpicker. )

6 comments:

If Jane said...

brilliant hehehehe!!! oh the world of video clips!!

the other day i was with a friend who is a dop..and a friend of his, also a dop, stops at our table to say hello. in a span of, say, 7 minutes, i discovered that: 1) he's fed up with shooting with the red camera (i want to shoot with the red camera!!;) 2)he only shoots music videos and commercials (so he makes mega cash!) and 3) he went to film school, but outside of filmschool he never shot a film!

yep...

Lola Is Beauty said...

2)he only shoots music videos and commercials (so he makes mega cash!)

= how to end up at

3) he went to film school, but outside of filmschool he never shot a film!

!

Olivia said...

I LOVE that song too, but why why why does he gently drop an avocado as he enters the flat?

Juliet said...

Well, those are the classics.

juliet xxx

Leigh said...

I love this song, too, and agree with your synopsis of 80s videos!

July Stars said...

I LOVE THAT SONG ♡