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Movie Natters: September 17, 2008 Archive

Rave about a fave video

Posted at 11:27 PM on September 17, 2008 by Euan Kerr

MPR's interactive producer Julia Schrenkler is always making connections and she pointed out the discussion going on at the Musicheads site about favorite music videos.

For good or ill the music video has changed the filmworld as video directors grow up to make feature films, some of them quite good (Michel Gondry take a bow please.)

My own favorites tend to be a little eclectic, as much for history as technique.

First we have "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, nothing spectacular nowadays, and now much parodied, but it shook the world when it first appeared.

Then there is "Vienna" by Ultravox, which is fun in a cheesy kind of way.

And I have to admit a love for OK Go and their treadmills which is astonishing for the choreography.

So what are your favorites? Jot them down here, or on the Musicheads list.

I have to admit though the video I am thinking about most at the moment though is actually a live piece recorded by New Wave icons the Jam. It's a new video, done last December, and it's quite disturbing because while two-thirds of the original band are there and it sounds like Paul Weller singing, it's not him.

I know some people are going to be quite upset in certain circles. Have a look for yourself....

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