Dueling Music Videos: RM486 vs. Übermorgen

     |    Sunday September 27th, 2015  |     3

Perusing Social Media this weekend yielded two clips for electronica acts that deal with identity, gender and the pleasure of mise-en-scène. Rose McGowan, actress (“Grindhouse: Planet Terror”, “Scream”, “The Doom Generation”) director and vocal critic of gender inequality in Hollywood (bless ‘er), is consolidating the music career she has been pursuing as a sideline with 

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Musikvideo@Interfilm – Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin

     |    Monday November 11th, 2013

From November 12 to 17, 2013, the 29th Interfilm International Short Film Festival Berlin will present over 500 shorts representing  a variety of recent trends in under 20 (minutes, that is) filmmaking. Classic narrative shorts, experimental works and films with social agendas comprise the program. Various permutations of music and image on screen have traditionally 

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Michel Gondry: Pleasure of the Unknown

     |    Monday December 31st, 2012

Along with David Fincher, Michel Gondry is arguably the most acclaimed of the music-clip-whizkids turned movie directors. This elite club also includes Anton Corbijn, Antoine Fuqua, Floria Sigismondi, Mark Romanek, Tamra Davis and Spike Jonze (part of a loose collective of kindred spirits with screenwriter-director Charlie Kaufman, a frequent collaborator with both Jonze and Gondry). 

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Music Clips: Redefining Listening

     |    Sunday December 23rd, 2012

Music videos for the deaf – in the early 1980’s the concept might have been the basis of a particularly irreverent Saturday Night Live sketch. The idea is also reminiscent of a not-so politically correct jab at the art world in John Waters’ film “Pecker” in which a blind photographer is hyped as the newest 

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Tapehead: Sex, Religion and Video (no tapes)

     |    Thursday December 6th, 2012

While co-organizing this year’s One World Berlin Human Rights Film Festival, Tapehead was pondering how the always simmeringly controversial subjects of religion and sexuality really exploded, at times collided and in any case dominated the human and civil rights discourse this past fall more than in the recent past. Questions as intensely personal as what 

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