December 31, 2011

Up At Midnight (City)

Given that this post will be the last one I publish this year, a great video is in order. However, don't build up your hopes cuz surely you've seen it (hundreds of times). 

In fact, today's featured song is from the French musical outfit known as M83, whose Midnight City heads up my list of the year's best vids.

Seriously, I'm in love with every single part of this video, beautifully shot and paced. And I really like how music videos are becoming three-or-four-minute-long cinematic affairs. In this case, the clip follows a small group of kids with supernatural abilities escaping their trapped situation, running through the woods to get to an old factory building where they prove their freaky special powers to bust shit up. Still I'm not sure if in the end of the clip they force the sun to go down very quickly or if they just stand there for quite a while. One thing is clear: You better not mess with these brats!

Aiight. I have done research on this dreamy, super hero inspired story and it's a definite ode to the sci-fi film Village of the Damned (1960), a perfect clash of culture and cool. Also, it seems to be inspired by some other movies such as Carrie (1976), The Fury (1978), Stephen King's Firestarter  (1984) and The Gift  (2000). I'm pretty sure you'll start to feel interested in these psychokinesis movies after watching those gripping trailers (click on film titles). So rush ahead and grab one!

But before that, if you are one of the few who have been on another planet for the last three months and haven't seen the visuals from the crazy dope track yet, check them out below and let me know what you think!

Hey! This is supposed to be a special post, the latest in 2011, innit? Alright, then it seems to me rather weak. Don't you think so? That's the reason why I've been searching the Internet for some strange-videos-with-strange-children-doing-strange-things and that is what I finally found. Now you must be patient and wait until the end to see the superpowers.

Oh, by the way, 2012 is almost here! Only a few hours left... Up at Midnight (City). Thus, before I forget... HAPPY NEW YEAR, folks! I hope you're able to keep to your goals for the coming year. My personal 366 day challenge (this is a leap year) is writing more and better articles. Let us hope so. I'll at least give it a try!

Great big crow kisses to all of you!!


gemmad4it said... this is better!no hicups in tune? xxxx

Alex said...