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Old 10-11-2008, 05:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The National - Fake Empire

Just seen this video and I had to share it.I don't know who is responsible but it's defiantly unofficial.One of the best music videos I've seen in a long time.

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Old 10-16-2008, 09:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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looks like the work of a film student - a fairly good one, (lighting and cinematography is great, editing, direction, etc. not so much) but seems like it's a digital conversion of 16mm film.
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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wow that was rely good. thanks for posting this
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I was no fan. It lacked a ton of originality and whenever you have someone mouthing the lyrics (or even the singer singing them) its filler to me.

The math equation I came up with was
The video for "Until it sleeps" x The video from the ring + indie/thrift store garb = this video

Also, it appeared to be filmed in the rural Midwest and I've always gotten a vision of this taking place in a city. I'm not saying my vision must be adhered to but I'm not sure whats so "fake empire" about farm land and the occasional Silo.

if I had to direct the video I'd have done it in black and white (and for the diamond slippers I'd have them look fancy, but not actually be in a color).

I think I'd also have a relationship occurring within the film, where she's dragging him through the city in off to the next impetuous "it" thing.

I think I'd like to have a lot of shots of the city at night, lit up and looking out across the layout as they run from some foolish, erudite party to the next. The female in the song to me is half Daisy Buchanan and half Janis Joplin. A sort of Penny Lane of the literary sect.

He'd be more of a Leonard Cohen type, more for the style than the voice, and would be appear to be trying to hold the whole big mess (and maybe the relationship) together.

I think I've been thoroughly influenced by the Jay McInerney I'm reading.
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Oh, I don't know I liked it. I thought it did a good job of capturing the tone of the song. Except I'd ditch the crying-on-the-outside clown.
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Oh, I don't know I liked it. I thought it did a good job of capturing the tone of the song. Except I'd ditch the crying-on-the-outside clown.
but it shows his true emotions! *sarcasm*
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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but it shows his true emotions! *sarcasm*
yeah,I admit using the clown was pretty lame,but I still thing it's a very good video
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah the clown was shifty. the video was ok was ok
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