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The Future Sound of London "My Kingdom" dir. Bill Eagles, Paul Simpson, FSOL (1996)

I've been waiting a long time to post this, but I've never found a good copy online. This was one of my fave vids for a while, at least until Chris Cunningham came along.

YouTube , sorry

I'm using this vid to inaugurate a new series on my Cunningham blog of sci-fi/futurist-type vids.

kevathens, June 7, 2006 at 4:41:39 AM CEST

The computer animation still holds up okay, though this concept could very easily get a modern update, beyond Chem. Bros "Believe", which kind of touches on the same theme. This video also isn't as tight as it could be, but it still has a lot to offer.

(Note: The vid's more effective when the audio and vid are absolutely synced, damn youtube!)

framescourer, June 7, 2006 at 9:57:53 AM CEST

A video like this makes me think that Cunningham could successfully make a feature (not that he'd be inclined to). It's so well paced. Where so many would be overjoyed at simply having come up with an idea, he manages a handful early on and then spends the rest of the video developing them.

I've never really liked his ideas - I find them sinister - but I'm always engrossed.

vidbot, June 7, 2006 at 12:17:13 PM CEST

Who will be the first to enlighten framescourer?

framescourer, June 7, 2006 at 1:13:29 PM CEST

Someone, please! The aforementioned Cunningham Blog quotes Cunningham saying "All I ever do is talk about films and then not make them." As far as I'm aware there is no extant Cunningham-directed feature; so do point up any.

(Sorry to wander from the video in question.)

kevathens, June 7, 2006 at 1:37:19 PM CEST

? How are those two facts incongruent? He never makes films, therefore he's never made a film.

Also, this vid wasn't directed by Chris, as vidbot is mentioning.

framescourer, June 7, 2006 at 2:21:57 PM CEST


benroll, June 8, 2006 at 11:56:55 AM CEST

If London were taken over by evil 3D designers.... ;)

Couldn't help but feel the whole thing was a special effects vehicle and that the multitude of little narratives that were set up ultimately went nowhere. That's where it differs from CC, I'd say.


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