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Mark Romanek's favourite new video
April 1, 2011 1:38 PM   Subscribe

Yoann Lemoine has directed a video for Iron, a song he composed and recorded as Woodkid; among its fans, Mark Romanek.

His previous stand-out video (apart from an intriguing one for Moby's Mistake (vimeo)) was for the Mystery Jets' Dreaming of Another World (vimeo).
posted by progosk (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
I like this a lot. I'm sure it is silly and overwrought, but that doesn't reduce my admiration. It is pretty and stirring.
posted by poe at 1:47 PM on April 1, 2011


If you ever get the chance to see Romanek's debut feature film Static, do so. It's a really wonderful 80's indie - a collaboration with Keith Gordon that's well written, shot, and acted. Unfortunately it doesn't look like it's widely available these days.
posted by item at 1:56 PM on April 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


1st thought: 80's perfume commercial?
2nd thought: Jay-Z's On To The Next One video?
3rd thought: Playstation 5 game trailer?
posted by gwint at 1:58 PM on April 1, 2011


First you draw a couple circles.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:05 PM on April 1, 2011


I like the song, and the video is beautifully produced, but it's basically a checklist of current hipster aesthetic fetishism. Could literally be an American Apparel commercial.

- Owls
- "Native American" themed... stuff
- Keys worn as jewelry
- Conspicuous "old-school" tattoos
posted by hermitosis at 2:16 PM on April 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's not bad. If I saw it on TV, I wouldn't flip the channel. Probably no one would have anything bad to say about it if it weren't put up here for scrutiny.
posted by Pants McCracky at 8:18 PM on April 1, 2011


Cut to Jean-Paul Gaultier in a sailor suit, with a chihuahua. Pouting.

Which is to say: yes, very perfume commercial.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 1:18 PM on April 2, 2011


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