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Directions (2006)

A series of music videos for Death Cab for Cutie's album PLANS.
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Credited cast:
Bill Bixler ...
Conductor (segment "Different Names for the Same Thing")
Jordan Craven ...
(segment "Jealousy Rides With Me")
Mike Cuculich ...
(segment "Jealousy Rides With Me")
Jess Engler ...
Father (segment "Stable Song")
Emily Erhens ...
Lead Singer (segment "Different Names for the Same Thing")
(segment "What Sarah Said")
Tyler Fowler ...
(segment "Jealousy Rides With Me")
(segment "Marching Bands of Manhattan") (as Kelly Guerrero)
Terry Huynh ...
(segment "Jealousy Rides With Me")
Adam Johnson ...
Bloodhead (segment "Stable Song")
Rashi Kaslow ...
(segment "Jealousy Rides With Me")
Eric Marchbanks ...
(segment "Marching Bands of Manhattan")
Victoria Monteleone ...
(segment "Jealousy Rides With Me")
Drew Mottinger ...
(segment "Jealousy Rides With Me")
Olive Panter ...
Sister's Voice (segment "Stable Song") (voice)


Marching Bands of Manhattan- A man sits in an isolated room, breathing through a paper bag then wearing a bag on his head. The room begins to gradually seem like the beach. He lies down on the beach next to a woman with a bag over her head. He then wakes up in the room, opens the door and sees the woman that was sitting on the beach with him, who is similarly wet and coming out of her own isolated room. Soul Meets Body- Home video, indescribable. Summer Skin- Children are working in an office that is outside instead of going to the playground. They lament the time they're losing, and seem to be fraught with depression. One child removes a starfish from his briefcase and runs away. The other children follow him. Different Names for the Same Thing- A middle school band is playing Different Names for the Same Thing. Some seem tired, some are very excited. I Will Follow You into the Dark- A series of sketches loosely unified by bunnies and an old man and a child are shown in a notebook on... Written by Arek Menner

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A visual companion to Death Cab for Cutie's album PLANS







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11 April 2006 (USA)  »

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The sequence of words written by the woman are known in France as "Efleurer la Marguerite" which is to pick the petals off of a daisy. It is the French equivalent of "He/she loves me, he/she loves me not." It goes like this: "Il/elle m'aime Un Peu Beaucoup Passionement à la folie Pas du tout" Which translates as: "He/she loves me A bit A lot Passionately Insanely Not at all" See more »

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An Amazing, Visual Sensory Overload
27 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Death Cab for Cutie's album 'Plans' opened up to some negative press. Not due to the content, no...but because Death Cab had signed onto Atlantic records, and they had 'sold-out'. Well, let me be the first to tell you this is not a 'sell-out' work. It is a low budget, fascinating collection of thirteen short films. It is one of the best music interpretations I have ever come by. All of the videos do not stick so close to the song that it is cheesy, but none of them are so abstract and odd that you have to scratch your head, and think: "What the hell were they thinking?"

An A+ effort. RECOMMENDED VIDEOS: Marching Bands of Manhattan, Summer Skin, Different Names for the Same Thing, Jealousy Rides With Me, Talking Like Turnstiles

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