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January 11, 2008 3:48 PM   Subscribe

People in Order - Age. Love. By Lenka Clayton and James Price.

In 2006, artists Lenka Clayton and James Price traveled across Britain, shot video portraits, and made four short films. The other two are portraits of women throughout stages of pregnancy and portraits of homes based on income level. (Sadly, I can't find these films online.)

Clayton and Price have also collaborated on Conversation, a short about first impressions.

People in Order was part of the Portable Film Festival.
posted by spec80 (9 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
I don't want to work; I just want to bang on the drum all day!
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:09 PM on January 11, 2008


(These are charming.)
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:11 PM on January 11, 2008


Ah, shit. I'm dying. Alone. And slow.
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 4:39 PM on January 11, 2008


Just watched the "Love" clip, and it was really well put together I thought. The last (shortest?) couple made me LOL.
posted by Brocktoon at 4:54 PM on January 11, 2008


Ah, shit. I'm dying. Alone. And slow.

Would you rather die quickly in a large group of people? 'Cause that would suck too.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 5:33 PM on January 11, 2008


Awesome and awesome.
posted by gwint at 8:07 PM on January 11, 2008


Ah, shit. I'm dying. Alone. And slow.

But I love you, kingfisher, his musclebound cat. In fact, I think you're amazing.
posted by humannaire at 10:46 PM on January 11, 2008


[And spec 80, that Age video was something else. The last scene made me laugh out loud, then startled me back to silence.]
posted by humannaire at 10:48 PM on January 11, 2008


Wow, wow, wow. Great videos. Loved 'em both.

Age: Only thing I want to say with this one (despite "awesome") is that I thought it was amusing that the little kids were probably better behaved than the older (80+) folks. You can imagine the director saying "Just say your age and bang the drum" to which some of the older people went "Did I ever tell you about the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville? I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ‘em. ‘Give me five bees for a quarter,’ you’d say. Oh yeah, by the way... I'm 90." *bangs drum* "Now where were we? Oh yeah - the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time..."

Love: Coming up on three years with my girlfriend (now my fiancee), it was heartening to see that not only were the couples who had been together for donkey's years seem happy and still in love, the three year couples sort of mirrored the happiness she and I share. But wow, what an absolutely charming video that was. Made me smile.

Thanks for sharing these spec80! Awesome post!
posted by Effigy2000 at 8:03 PM on January 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


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