Tuesday, March 9, 2010

70 Million Visual Allusions! No, you're a nerd.

C'mon kids, put those BFAs to good use and play name that painting! Gotta catch em all!

70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! from L'Ogre on Vimeo.

The combination of really nicely executed, beautifully lit impressions (Parodies? Pastiches. Um. Copies. Tableaus.(Tableaux) Whatevs.) with the deliberately crafty, homespun ones keeps it extra watchable. Says me.

I wish this had been more like that.

Although I suppose that's unfair. The heaven clip isn't trying to make the girls look like art, more like create the feeling of being a tourist around art (flash fade in, like you're taking a picture, epic shots of cathedrals, stately homes, albeit suspiciously vacant) and to my mind evokes the day dreamy thinking about your girl/boy/other you do when you're wandering around on vacation, missing them.

Or maybe it's just like "Dude, the song's called heaven. Let's go shoot in some churches and stuff. Woo expenses paid Vay-Cay! Also? Hot chicks. But like, classy hot. You know. Like art." Smooth move, Mr. Williams.

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