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23 January 2011 @ 06:47 pm
Festivids recs  
Yeah, yeah, I'm sure everyone has recced already, but I don't care. :p I am so excited with this year's [community profile] festivids I just have to squee!

First, mine is QUITE CLEARLY the most awesome. It's for 'The Fall', my all-time favourite movie, and it's called Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts, which is a brilliant title if you know the movie. Lyrically this is a fantastic song choice--so resonant for the source--and I am totally mesmerised and in love with the vid and I'm only being vaguely restrained because I want to pour over it and write commentary for it in detail later. \o/ Even if you don't know the movie, you should watch the vid because
a) the vidding is EXCELLENT--so subtle, so clever
b) it is extraordinarily beautiful source
c) it has Lee Pace in it and he's VERY pretty
d) it will make you want to watch the movie, which you TOTALLY SHOULD DO.

Other faves so far:
L.E.S. Artistes, Sarah Connor, Terminator movies--gah, great song choice for her

Space Oddity, Troy and Abed, Community, to one of my all-time favourite songs, so quirkily perfect.

Jaded, Velvet Goldmine, a gloriously sophisticated yet gritty take on this visually sumptuous movie.

We Won't Run, Children of Men--I'm thrilled by this because Sarah Blasko is one of my favourite Australian songsters and the movie one of my favourites. Gorgeous use of Sarah's haunting track--made me cry!

Tik Tok, Back to the Future movies--INCREDIBLY good fun! Great, crack-y song-source match.

Hurt, Batman Beyond--really striking, powerful storytelling.

TV taught me how to feel, Abed, Community--yessss, another Community vid, BUT IT'S SO GOOD. Really brilliant song for Abed.

Amnesia, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind--again, a brilliant song-source match, and sensitively vidded, really captures the movie (which I love).

There is a WEALTH of other awesomeness out there and I've got lots more watching to do. Isn't [community profile] festivids THE BEST?!!

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Chaotic Neutral Human Sorcerer (4th Level)myniamh on January 23rd, 2011 11:43 am (UTC)
It is making me want to watch the film! :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: The Fall troubledbop_radar on January 23rd, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
DO SO! Get thee to a DVD store stat! It's an amazing movie--the performance by the little girl is incredible, Lee Pace is amazing, and it has this wealth of meta about storytelling and childhood imagination, and also how destructive depression is. And it's SO BEAUTIFUL.
Jenjlvsclrk on January 23rd, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thanks for the links. That vid is absolutely stunning - makes me want to check out the film.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: The Fallbop_radar on January 23rd, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
Isn't it?! :D Obviously I highly recommend the movie too--the visuals alone are incredible.
brokenmnemonic: RPG - Paganbrokenmnemonic on January 23rd, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
Now all I need is for these to be available to download...

The Eternal Sunshine vid was absolutely spot-on - lovely bit of vidding.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya lanternbop_radar on January 23rd, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I can't wait for the Big Shiny of mine. ;)

I'm not much of a guesser normally but I'm pretty sure I know who made the Eternal Sunshine one. And yeah, it's snazzy.