"Maps" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
"Maps" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
i'm so inlove with her...them...whatever.
does anyone have a link for their other video "pin" directed by one of the guys from the band Tv on The Radio? Its a stop motion video that i remember liking...but dont have a link to
it could be cuz she's real fucking hot!!! err...or cuz of its filmic quality and intense 'live' performance. and, yes, it's the song. plus, every video, pic, or live shots of karen always catch her being goofy but in this video, we see her get all worked up and shit. as far as the cut, this video is just all too film.
but, i think it's mainly cuz she's fucking hot.
Have you ever heard a song quite like this one? I agree that she is hot & sexy but that is not why i think people go nuts for this video,its the raw,pure emotion that she brings to this video performance that really stands out in my opinion. Really love when the drums first kick in :)
It's really well shot, but there's nothing special about it that I pick up on. Just looks like a regular performance video that was lucky enough to have a band who could act a bit.
Here's the video catherine was asking about
I love this video. I remember the first time I watched it I was completely sucked in. I somehow truly empathised with her... the tear on her cheek... I don't know.
So at the end when the fluoro lights come on it's almost like breaking the 4th wall and you're back in reality. It shocked me.
Hard to explain.
i think turf makes a good point, and one that is relevant to a lot of debate about QUALITY on this site. which is that compelling filmmaking is not only about the concept and the technique and cleverness (sometimes i think you get too hung up on this kind of stuff binkystick). there's a very important element of emotion and tone which is subtler and more difficult to capture. because sometimes when you capture a genuine emotion you capture a little peice of truth. that's what this video is about - the tear on karen o's cheek. you can tell she loves you like no one else does. you can feel it.
well i suppose everyone's assesment of what's "true" varies almost as much as taste, but i was just offering a respone to your question of why everyone went apeshit for it (particularly if you watch it in the context of the soul-deadening slop usually playing on mtv).
thanks for the complement - which fatboy slim vid do you mean? we did two (though i assume you mean the one for "the joker" with the kittens)
anyway, the debate about what makes a good video eternally rages at waverly films, and i imagine that several of my associates would sway towards your stance on this one.
umm...karen's still hot.
there is something in this video that i understand why people went really nuts for it. her performance is really magical, the expressions on her face, and the subtle handling of the direction is all very controlled and well done. it adds up to something more than your typical performance video. it's actually, in my opinion, a very mysterious, ominous, dark video. i think it's excellent work.