January 13, 2007

XOvision: La Bex The Video



I LOVE this video. Sophie's performance is really...skittish and manic. Part of that may be a subtle use of editing frames out so she moves in a jerky way. Whatever, it works. Great use of color, location, choreography and even some slick Madonna references. It's also interesting to see her aging. She looks like a total glamazon maneater in the haute middle eight. Brilliant pop song, brilliant video, all created by women. Bring on the album, La Bex.

Video references: Death In Venice, Don't Look Now, and of course Like A Virgin.

5 comments:

J'ason D'luv said...

On a somewhat-related note, VH1 (U.S.) actually played the video for "Sewn" by The Feeling this morning. I was kinda shocked.

Robpop said...

Its absolutely great that shes gone to places in Venice that rarely get used or seen. I mean shes gone to the living district and the industrial south of the 'island'. usually tourists stay around the sq whereas Sophie has stayed away from the tourist traps (Although there are a few very short clips where she spins around in the sq). I love Venice. You can probably tell.

Still not fond of that song. It sounds like a second rate Dannii minogue 2003 reject.

Death In Venice shoulda been retitled Death Somewhere Outside Venice-

You know the hotel that they actually used for the film(or perhaps the book, one rather forgets these days) isnt located in the old city and is instead near the sea.

Daft Monk said...

You're right on about what makes the video work and it's great. Thanks for referencing "Don't Look Now" because I saw a clip of it in a film class years ago and lost the film title before I could track it down and see the whole thing.

Daft Monk said...

You're right on about what makes the video work and it's great. Thanks for referencing "Don't Look Now" because I saw a clip of it in a film class years ago and lost the film title before I could track it down and see the whole thing.

Daft Monk said...

You're right on about what makes the video work and it's great. Thanks for referencing "Don't Look Now" because I saw a clip of it in a film class years ago and lost the film title before I could track it down and see the whole thing.