Saturday, August 29, 2009

music videos, #1

This video for the 90s classic 'To the Moon and Back' by Savage Garden is awesome, shot in grainy black and white and with a cyberpunk, futuristic sci-fi theme. I don't actually remember seeing this video back when the song first came out, but rediscovered it on Singstar and was impressed by the intriguing costuming and spacey quirkiness.

Another visually interesting and futuristic looking (though more minimalist) music video that caught my eye when I first saw it was the one for 'It's Not Over Yet' by the Klaxons:

who also have another conceptual and very eye-candy-for-females (and perhaps gay men) video for their song Golden Skans, which features ribbons in a way often seen in anime imagery: (embedding was disabled, so you'll have to click ze link)

Friday, August 28, 2009


Recently I had the chance to see a free screening of the new Hayao Miyazaki film, Ponyo, at Cinema Nova in Carlton.

What can I say, it was fantastic. A sweet and simple story, but filled with rich, detailed and surreal imagery. Think of 'The Little Mermaid', but with a child protagonist and beautifully rendered backgrounds similar to childrens book illustration, happy colours, and just all-round cuteness, sweetness and light. The plot is dream-like and not totally linear, but it gels enough to work, and I really recommend this film.