“Minority Report” vid
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Oct. 28th, 2008 | 10:10 pm
Movie: Minority Report
Size: 52.9 MB
Summary: I’m tired of the future
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Tempted in our minds
Tormented inside lie
Wounded, I'm afraid inside my head
Falling through changes
Did you know when you lost?
Did you know when I wanted?
Did you know what I lost?
Do you know what I wanted?
I didn’t want to make this vid. I wanted, I still want, to make a big multi-source meta extravaganza about robot apocalypses but some of the source hasn’t even come out on DVD yet. Still I had the song all planned out and I’d managed to convince myself that even though Minority Report doesn’t have robots or an apocalypse it would be a good idea to try playing with its precog imagery just to steal the look and maybe try and apply it to actual apocalypse footage later. So I laid the first dream sequence over the intro of my robot music, didn’t so much remix as give it a quick stir to fit the beat and looked.
On which it became clear that wanting to do this really had nothing to do with effect appropriation and all to do with seeing how pretty the damn thing looked set to techno. So the upshot was that I found a new song, tried to come up with an idea that went beyond just “Shiny!” and made this vid. It’s been interesting.
There’s a quote about Fred Astaire to the effect that were you to break down one of his dances to its individual frames he’d still look perfectly graceful in every single one of them. Considered purely visually, Spielberg is like that. The transitions and the lighting, colour and cinematography all look just as shiny under the vidder’s microscope as they do on the big screen. It’s true of other elements as well. Considered as a plot, the fiendish noir plotting works pretty seamlessly, the chase scenes are adrenaline-pumping as well as witty and allusive, the heartbreak is heartbreaking, the pasted-on happy ending calm and redeeming. But all these good things combine to obscure an uncomfortable truth - that at its heart this is a story about Omelas and one for which walking away is not the solution.
In conclusion Samantha Morton is awesome.