Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both ... See full summary »
A nearly wordless visual narrative intercuts two main stories and a couple of minor ones. A woman, perhaps the Madonna, brings forth her baby to a crowd of intrusive paparazzi; she tries to... See full summary »
In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elisabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by ... See full summary »
A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the ... See full summary »
A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem, which include WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen's poems reflecting the war's horrors. It ... See full summary »
An unseen woman recites Shakespeare's sonnets - fourteen in all - as a man wordlessly seeks his heart's desire. The photography is stop-motion, the music is ethereal, the scenery is often ... See full summary »
Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (... See full summary »
Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls ... See full summary »
a fine collection of the boys videos from the start of their career
definitely one of the best compilation of music videos. it's always a pleasant surprise to watch your favourite pop band or musical act progress from their early videos to the present where a lot of careful thought and imagination was put into making it. as it goes to say for the pet shop boys who have been around for more than two decades and show no signs of slowing down their career. while many viewed west end girls to be a one-hit wonder, this dynamic duo has continued to prove their critics wrong by churning out hit after hit and amazing full-length albums that have won them critical and international acclaim. chris and neil have also been pioneers in the fashion industry as well with their futuristic costumes and daring new looks for each video which represents a certain time in their musical careers. i especially liked the music videos shot and directed by famed photographer bruce weber who did being boring and i get along. beautifully shot in black and white. i also like how they get famous directors and artists involved in their projects such as derek jarman and sam taylor-wood to name a few. a true class act.
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