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Kaiser Chiefs "Ruby", Dir. Stylewar

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hassinator, January 22, 2007 at 6:53:20 PM CET

really rather good - this will be in high rotation until the summer

progosk, January 22, 2007 at 6:58:09 PM CET

erm... i found track&vid pretty godawful. i almost regret posting it.

presidentofvice, January 22, 2007 at 7:30:11 PM CET

isn't "godawful" a bit harsh? anyway, i liked it. it's like sim city the video!

scooper, January 22, 2007 at 7:32:51 PM CET

frickin heck, you got to admire the work put into this. I agree the song is poo but it looks lovely and nice variety of angles and composition makes it stand out from your average green-screener. Doesn't go anywhere though (apart from nightime and that was obvious)...

boey, January 22, 2007 at 7:33:19 PM CET

I find the animation quite well done but fail to see any reason why it appears with this song, in this video with these dudes. Extraneous indeed.

finchmeister, January 22, 2007 at 7:51:32 PM CET

Why the shit over this vid? The song, IMHO, is great, and why does every video need some kind of moralistic message? Its just some green screen fun, kids, no reason to hate. If you want, inject some kind of meaning about selling out and/or capitalism. Looks great, I think.

spit, January 22, 2007 at 7:56:19 PM CET

Antville is never quite sure what to do with these sort of videos.

leo_b, January 22, 2007 at 8:59:47 PM CET

Great track and great video.

boey, January 22, 2007 at 9:04:41 PM CET

nobody said it had to be moralistic, or even have meaning. I think most people will agree that a video should represent the song in some form or content. No hatin' just commenting.

casualaesthete, January 22, 2007 at 9:06:56 PM CET

They built that city with rock and roll, I believe.

progosk, January 22, 2007 at 9:14:45 PM CET

i dunno - stylewar have done this model architecture thing before and to very subtle effect. here the effectery, apart from lamely recalling other oversize rockers liliputting downtown, just had f*'all to do with the rather pedestrian (& utterly bored) rubyrubyrubying.

hassinator, January 22, 2007 at 9:18:34 PM CET

progosk i hear thee but from a commissioning point of view this is entertainging and im guessing it will bear repeated screenings

it didn't go out with a huge budget and the band inisted they didn't want to do something based on the lyrics so this more than does the job

i like it maybe because it reminds me of the doozers in fraggle rock

spit, January 22, 2007 at 9:24:04 PM CET

Hass, do you know the actual budget on this? Also, lots of great videos have absolutely nothing to do with the actual content of the song, when did that become a reason to not like something?

mva, January 22, 2007 at 10:02:22 PM CET

jeebus! that was awesome.

keith richards, January 22, 2007 at 10:37:41 PM CET

You know, I really liked the video.....I just wish it had been for another band. A wasted opportunity to do something all round brilliant.

mookie, January 22, 2007 at 10:59:17 PM CET

stylewar came through on this one. i likey. i am a fan of watching music videos on mute anyway. cheers.

coady, January 22, 2007 at 10:59:18 PM CET

I think that's Mika on bass! He is going to be huge.

hassinator, January 22, 2007 at 11:35:40 PM CET

mika is number one in the uk on downloads only two weeks ahead of release

he is huge - its official

accent, January 22, 2007 at 11:51:21 PM CET

I be these poor video directors worked on this for month and made shit money- only for a bunch of antville nerds to comment on it- Yawn

kevathens, January 23, 2007 at 12:46:43 AM CET

"Antville is never quite sure what to do with these sort of videos." These sort being performance videos.

The video really is quite good. Had the song been a couple notches better it would have been great. StyleWar really are incredible at what they do. I hope they do more this year.

trans_alt, January 23, 2007 at 12:48:24 AM CET

shed no tears for stylewar - I doubt they do videos for the dosh. this was extremely well crafted as always but I personally wouldn't watch this more than once.

kevathens, January 23, 2007 at 12:52:13 AM CET

Again, it's a shame the money isn't there. I'm hoping the Internet's future will help solve this problem.

quixoticnyc, January 23, 2007 at 5:22:43 AM CET

Wyeth..I always knew you were Starship fan

dek, January 23, 2007 at 8:11:27 PM CET

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daku, January 24, 2007 at 3:24:36 PM CET

some info at the site: stylewar's coke spot - much better than the music-video. stick to commercials!

kolley_kibber, January 25, 2007 at 9:59:38 PM CET

DREARY as fuck.

And not half as cool as it's OBVIOUS inspiration

nodirection, January 26, 2007 at 12:35:48 AM CET

the videos good. the song sucks. and the band is dreadful

constable, November 4, 2007 at 4:12:41 PM CET

kayser_sauze, November 4, 2007 at 6:58:49 PM CET

thanks for the info: The Hoosiers "Goodbye Mr A" (dir. Diamond Dogs)

toddyokoh, November 5, 2007 at 6:01:49 PM CET

not so bad. I do admire the work put into it while the haircuts take a bit of my attention away. . .

kayser_sauze, December 13, 2007 at 11:56:16 AM CET



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