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Not Prince Hamlet

"Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse."

The Movement of It

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I am a person given to unreasonable affections and inexplicable attachments to things both insignificant and obscure. Look no further than my fixation with Pilot V-Ball Pens and Del Amitri for evidence.

I think I have a new one: Patrick Daughters, the music video director behind the notorious (thank you, Apple) "1, 2, 3, 4" number by singer/songwriter Feist. What I'm coming to love about his work (I've seen only the four videos he's directed for Feist) is the sense of wonder that the work conveys. He uses live, mostly unedited, movement to create intense, sustained interest in the video's subject, which, in every case I've seen so far, is Feist herself.

Here are four videos below, beginning with the most recent, "I Feel It All." Take a few minutes to watch them and see if you're not also fixed to them in a curious and wonder-ful way.

posted by Not Prince Hamlet, 8:57 AM


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