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Will Young - 'Who Am I?', Dir: Dougal Wilson

Direkt Link: extreme.colonelblimp.com (Quicktime6, 14 MB)


         
vidbot, March 31, 2006 at 2:10:58 AM CEST

Is this really what British TV was like in the 70's? If so I love it. I can’t get over how much Will Young looks like the generic encyclopaedia "Neanderthal man".


         
glayvin, March 31, 2006 at 4:37:44 AM CEST

Some pretty cool footage and recreating 60's, 70's and 80's aesthetics seems to be whats 'hot' these days in music video, as well as in many arts. I dont quite understand, was this a real show or a generic mockery of the shows back then?


         
birryboy, March 31, 2006 at 10:21:15 AM CEST

It's a real show alright, called "Blue Peter", which is still running and is a "magazine" show for kids with stuff about animals, history, the environment and so on and the presenters going off to learn to skydive etc. They've inserted Will into a load of clips from the show's classic period in the '70s and '80s, and yes this is EXACTLY what British telly was like then. For Will's next video I hope they give the same treatment to Worzel Gummidge.


         
shogunblues, March 31, 2006 at 11:51:19 AM CEST

This IS footage from then...they haven't recreated it - they just inserted Will Young in.

Its been done well, but its style over content isn't it? -dressing up a bad song so it will get press and airtime.


         
spreech, March 31, 2006 at 5:22:55 PM CEST

Well done. This guy seems to have a good hand for the right producers & directors. I mean, it is really not my kind of music but close to the perfect bubblegum-popsong.


         
ai, March 31, 2006 at 8:12:48 PM CEST

Reflexive cheesiness.


         
vjdj, March 31, 2006 at 9:12:54 PM CEST

His Wig Sucks! for all the attention to detail,its a glaring distraction. Banish the hair stylist, honey.


         
captainmarc22, March 31, 2006 at 9:53:44 PM CEST

wow bravo Dougal for taking on such a lame song. Not knowing the show (remotely; they really didn't make this for a US audience) I feel like i didn't really "get it" even though it was well done.

His Dizzee "Dream" video, on the other hand, could've been a direct homage of a show but it still translated to audiences not in on it.

Maybe this is how the Brits felt about Weezer's "Buddy Holly" ?


         
kevathens, March 31, 2006 at 11:12:39 PM CEST

here's blue peter - looks like a fun show. This is definitely a vid for ppl who grew up with the show, so, er, um, good job Dougal! Yeah!


         
pops, April 1, 2006 at 1:48:04 AM CEST

didn't grow up with this show, but thought this was awesome.


         
biccamera, April 2, 2006 at 7:29:22 PM CEST

Everyone here got the Buddy Holly video as we had been treated to countless re-runs on Happy Days for years. The format for Blue Peter would never have translated to the US. Its so utterly patronising. All I can remember of it is someone cleaning Nelson's Column, brass bands and gymnastic displays in the studio. Bundle of laughs.


         
benroll, April 3, 2006 at 11:54:31 PM CEST

I assumed 'Dream' was based on Andy Pandy, but was plenty much more satirical and irreverent. Like SJs Weezer vid this is pure pastiche, which I guess is why it doesn't travel so well outside the UK.

Nice to see something so shamelessly British though, so a Blue Peter badge for directing to Dougal.
















 

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