SIA - The Girl You Lost To Cocaine (Dir. Kris Moyes)
Interesting...Gonna have to sleep on how I feel about this one! Always fresh tho!
umm...... no comment
I watched it from start to finish. So I guess it's good?!
Nice one to Kris Moyes for continuing that fascination with the unfashionable.
you watched it all way thru b/c it's moyes.
I loved it! So awesome. But damn, you gave away the ending with the still.
I like it, but I wonder what other artists will think. Surely, 99% of bands will see a video like this, and even if they like it, will think "I wonder if we hire Kris Moyes, is he going to make us look ugly and retarded?"
Ad agencies on the other hand, will eat this shit up.
i liked it i agree with the ending still, you better change it cause it lose a lot of the final impression keep posting lisanowak!
You can't say he didn't fully commit!
Its just a lot of costume changes with a bit of an art attack at the end. Not really sure what to make of it.
ditto the cap'n on all counts.
"Ad agencies on the other hand, will eat this shit up."
Shit it out more like: www.youtube.com
This has to be one of the ugliest, most retarded and downright embarrassing videos in a long time. The final frame gag doesn't justify the amateurish dogs dinner that went before.
lost your sense of humour again prairie?
Hahahahaha! Deaf, physically disabled, lower class and vertically challenged people are like sooooo funny! LOL!
Apart from the “Uh… they are like…ironic?” stereotypes and the wobbly, shoddy camera work, the end works…….
….if it's original.
I really dig Moyes' work but this might be his worst yet....
I think the only thing keeping this video off VH1 is the word "cocaine". This could easily be spun as 'a quirky salute to female empowerment'... on VH1. I certainly like the vocals on "I just don't wanna". I think Sia had some drug troubles earlier on that she has since dealt with. With that in mind, this looks more to me like a celebratory 'just-dont-give-a-fuck' now that she's more willing & able to walk away from people that just aren't any good for her. And Amen to that.
I like the promo. I think that shooting this on film would have made all the difference in the world. As it is, it kind of feels cheap and almost too lo-fi and I think that's partially what those who don't like the video are reacting to.
I know the concept is meant to feel lo-fi and this can work in many promos of this style but it's just not vibing here. The more organic, smoother, richer look of film would have given this a more controlled and sophisticated air that would have announced, clearly, that everything else (the shoddy camera work, the gear in frame, etc) was part and parcel of a very deliberate and artistic effort. My <.02 worth.
K quick p.s. - After rereading my post, the above makes it sound like the lo-fi-ness doesn't come across as purposed. It does. However, something is definitely wrong here. I'm arguing that the big 'wrong' was in the choice of acquisition format.
i like, but i am a sucker for finding beauty in the ugly. For all of the 'ugliness' in this video there are some very classy compositions and the end frame is brilliantly designed.
This is good. It's art direction is quite effortless and the looseness of the camerawork adds to its charms. Lots of detail and humour and Moyes isnt making Sia look ugly he makes her look hot.
i agree. he is getting aggressively worse
I find it hard to imagine this did not turn out exactly as intended. Seems silly to call it shoddy, though vidbot's perspective is interesting. I didn't find the various guises coherent enough to be stereotypical of anything, though fat suits are never a good idea.
bah. and i agree with kasltrak about format. film woulda been betta in this particular case
I think the fact the we are (once again) debating the technical merits of a Moyes video shows that this simply doesn’t work as a coherent piece.
At its core filmmaking is craft no matter what you’re final aim. If you have the skill and talent to guide your viewers eye across the piece and communicate a vision you have succeeded.
Debates about the perceived “looseness” of the camera work and “effortless” art direction are pointless its just more mud in the water that obscures the fact that this simply doesn’t work or have anything to say beyond some comedy hour gag’s and “cool factor” art school irony.
Once again if this was an unknown director would anyone care?
I wonder if agencies even take his calls anymore…
this is soo aussie braa
moyes is a talented enough director to have made exactly what he wanted to make. if you don't like this or don't get it, then he would shrug and say who cares.
as per above, and above that. maybe its good that an aussie performer uses an aussie director to make an indelible aussie video. antville seems to have a certain aversion to kris moyes and ace norton which i really don't understand. they both have a genuine energy that i think is consistent with those that mvphiles hold dear?
vidbot how can you say debates about the style of camera work and art direction are without merit!!? Whats the point of a forum like Antville then? That aside I disagree, i see references and influence in here from Little Britain, Korine, Olaf Bruening, Kath and Kym and it comes across as refreshing. I also see the actress at ease with some challenging direction and as a viewer I was really rewarded by the relationship between Sia and Moyes in this clip. Its subtle and obscure yes but thats what does it for me. If you cannot see beyond Moyes name or the fact that an artist maybe currently fashionable then why bother reponding to a video at all.
I'm ambivalent about Kris Moyes but this video entertained me the whole way through. Interesting mashup of references from 80s TV, We Can Be Heroes (Aussie Little Britain-type show, only better:www.abc.net.au ), and Northern Renaissance grotesques and trompe l'oeil paintings: www.coolopticalillusions.com and web.mala.bc.ca )
Oh, and in my opinion the end art attack wouldn't have been nearly as effective if shot on film, which would have forced you to notice the depth; methinks it needs the infinite focus of a cheap digital lens to work.
i was so goddamn sure someone would evntually come up to bring up arcimboldo.
what is it with you people. can't a video just be plainly bad nowadays??
does it always have to stand on the shoulders of giants? does it ALWAYS have to reference something? or is it all this capture-the-reference-flag an excuse for name dropping?
this references this, and this reminds me of that, and this alludes to etc
fuck this shit. ps: i don't want to sound harsh but there's no way one should mix holbein with this video.
damn right matei!
i like this vid but i don't really see how it merits 30 something comments. Kris moyes was lucky to be signed doing what he does and is thus constantly bombarded by jealous onlookers. Generally australian music video budgets are chicken feed compared to the rest of the world and i think most of the time moyes does well to do what he does and presumably make a living off it.
Matei, to me, this video isn't bad.
t'd be interesting to find out where this video was shot.
Even though Sia is an aussie, she hasnt actually marketed herself over here and i dont even know if her album was actually even officially released here?
I think shed be hooked up with a north american label and so therefore id imagine her budgets are slightly bigger than the meager local ones are.
@alex i know you like it and maybe i didnt make myself understood so here it is (in a quiet voice this time)
when a blatant rip off emerges, it is the duty of the know-all confederacy of antvillers to start passing judgment on t.
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when one watches a video intent on finding references, and influences, and whatnot - he is just lame.
in addition to this, every now and then, one feels the urge to brag about his knowledge of art history, ranging from piero della francesca to cattelan. goooood.
i am not saying its bad - fuck it, i sometimes indulge myself in such favorite pastimes as skimming thru art history encyclopedias (till i get kinda bored and tune in on spice platinum) but to compare a poor (in every sense of the word) video such as lisanowak, Thursday, 17. April 2008, 18:37 SIA - The Girl You Lost To Cocaine (Dir. Kris Moyes) to great masters of painting such as holbein & etc its blasphemous. it suggests that youre ither showing off, or that...i dunno
ps:or maybe its late and im still having a hard time with some pushed processed prints.
as friendly as they come, M
I just watched Hot Chip "Boy From School" again...hmmmm
If this video is such a success then how come it aint here? www.kmoyes.com
oh its there...