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vid title: that brøken day
music: Michael Pitt
source: The Brøken
duration: 4:31

You have conquered and I yield.
Yet henceforward art thou also dead - dead to the World, to Heaven, and to Hope!
In me didst thou exist - and, in my death, see by this image, which is thine own, how utterly thou hast murdered thyself.
-Edgar Allan Poe

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Date: 2009-11-21 12:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, that was AMAZING.

It's so cool to see this after having heard and discussed the song with a bunch of people -- especially when I see how thoroughly you explored and exploited its essential creepiness.

Wonderful use of jump cuts, in particular, but I really like how you varied the timing and softness of the superimpositions, too. So jarring.

Mmm. Tasty goodness.

Date: 2009-11-22 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I already had it vidded when I commented on that discussion with the song, so it was cool to read what people thought about the music and their impressions. A lot of the feelings on the song lined with perfectly with the movie.

Thank you!

Date: 2009-11-21 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That was absolutely fantastic! Wow. The way you used all the overlays is amazing. (I'd never heard of this movie before, but it's going straight onto my list of things to watch.)

Date: 2009-11-22 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL, thanks. The movie is fantastic.

Date: 2009-11-21 01:42 am (UTC)
ext_7850: by ev_vy (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Wow. That was incredibly power and really disturbing. Your use of layers toward the end was unbelievable.

Date: 2009-11-22 02:36 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-11-21 04:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so glad you used this song! It takes me back to when I completely bawled my eyes out watching that scene from Last Days, and my ensuing obsession with Pagoda. I would have said it's an unviddable song, but it turned out to be just perfect for the source. I especially loved the slow-building of tension in the first third, and the way it absolutely went crazy in the last third, with the fast cutting and gorgeous overlays. I want to hunt down the movie now; it looks like an awesome mix of The Machinst and Muholland Drive and Tess of the d'Urbervilles. :D

Date: 2009-11-22 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

The song is so incredible and that scene was deeply moving to me. That song has stuck with me since I saw it. It's been in the back of my mind and I've wanted to vid it.

The movie is amazing. The movie is a beautiful study of mood and atmosphere that creates a tense and worrisome horror movie. It's very harsh and disturbing like the Machinst and it's surreal at times like Muholland Drive. Sadly, I've never watched Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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Date: 2009-11-21 05:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow. The only word I can think of for this is "compelling." The repeated imagery of glass and mirrors and reflections, whole and broken, is amazing, clearly significant and yet also oddly subtle in that it's everywhere and the more you look the more you'll find it: mirrors, doors, walls, windows. The creepiest things about the whole vid were the way Sarah's the character's reflection flashed briefly in the car window a few times, the changing reflection in the rearview mirror, one wounded and one not (reflections themselves whole and broken), and the stabbing motion in the mirror at 2:32ish. I also loved the water imagery and, in particular, the water dripping switching to blood dripping to segue into the extraordinarily creepy last third, after we've seen her in the shower and bath all throughout the first two-thirds of the vid. Awesome.

This read to me as a vid about inner conflict, and I like that so much of it took place in enclosed spaces, like the lab, shower, cars, or phone booth (all with very present glass walls!). The feet and walking and the long, long shot of her walking down the hall away from the camera mirrored with the last few seconds of the vid was really affecting. (I also like that I can't call her anything but "her," like she's some undefined person, in the context of my reading of the vid. So amazing). I haven't seen the movie, so I don't know whether it's literally true or not, but it feels like she's been replaced, having killed her double or her real self or part of herself, like she walked away and somebody different came back. So, like I said, compelling!
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Date: 2009-11-22 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you so much.

Mirrors are pretty much glass with a reflective coating on them. All the mirrors, glass, and water in the vid are broken and the reflections along with them.

The movie itself is fantastic and well worth the watch for the reveal. The movie is a beautiful study of mood and atmosphere that creates a tense and worrisome horror movie. If you're going to watch them movie, don't read this last part.

but it feels like she's been replaced, having killed her double or her real self or part of herself, like she walked away and somebody different came back. So, like I said, compelling!
The double from inside the mirror killed the woman, but was in the car crash and was disoriented, so she fell into the original woman's life. Other people around her are being replaced and acting weird around her, but it's all subtle and brillantly done. She doesn't remember any of her life beyond what she's told and bits and pieces, going along and trying to figure out what's going on. She ends up at her apartment, which she didn't know about, thinking she lived with her boyfriend. She find the original's dead body and everything comes back and she's back to EVOL mode.

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Date: 2009-11-21 11:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
<3 I'm still completely captivated by the way the opening is so oppressive and threatening yet completely mundane. And the escalation of that until the mundane, oppressive reality is as fractured as the mirror and threatening in a completely different way, yet, as chaila says, an utterly compelling one.

It's a lyricless song (which I usually don't get on well with) and a source I don't know (which is often a barrier for me) but dude - couldn't peel my eyes away.

Date: 2009-11-22 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm still completely captivated by the way the opening is so oppressive and threatening yet completely mundane.
The movie does it very well and I turned the volume up on it and compressed it.

There's something about this song that drives me. I listened to it on repeat until some people in my family threatened me with death.

Date: 2009-11-21 05:48 pm (UTC)
ext_10249: (dexter)
From: [identity profile]
WOW, wow, wow. Never seen the source, never heard the song, wouldn't have imagined anyone could vid it. Asbolutely amazing and powerful vid. I couldn't look away from it.

Date: 2009-11-22 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
:) Thanks. I recommend both the movie and listening to more of the music.

Date: 2009-11-22 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That was one amazing and cool vid. I think I need to check out the movie now.

Date: 2009-11-22 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks. Yes, you do. The movie is brillantly done.

Date: 2009-11-22 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

That was one of the most powerful vids I've ever seen. I feel like I need therapy after watching that. Holy shit.

Trying to look at it a bit more clinically, the pacing here is *phenomenal*, and it contains some incredibly compelling composition, overlays, metaphors, and extended clips. It's just a masterful vid in practically every way.


Date: 2009-11-22 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, you're too awesome. I think everyone should get some therapy after watching one of my vids.
I'm kind of a jerk with "here, watch this clip for 15 seconds and like it."

Date: 2009-11-23 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So I saw this vid on Saturday after Nicky pimped it. I'd never heard of the source (and I have absolutely no connection to Last Days) but the graphic for the vid was striking and then I saw that it stars Lena Headey so I was intrigued. Clicked it, you had me at doppelganger!

You must understand that due to my Twin Peaks/David Lynch crazy this hit ALL the right buttons for me. Only after I watched the vid did I go seek out what the hell the film is about, hunted it down and immediately watched it. So call this a very successful recruiter vid! (Though ultimately I had problems with the film since there was no resolution as to why the stuff that was happening was happening. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited for the possibility of a Twin Peaks-esque explanation that the trailer led me to believe. Specifically the photo of her and her father as well as the shot of her looking out the window at him. But whatever. :P [It's just the most brilliant explanation for doppelgangers and evilness! I rewatched Climbing Up Walls right after as well.])

My point is that I haven't been able to stop thinking about this vid and the source and having rewatched the vid again just really stays with you. The concept for this vid, the song, and the source really matched your style so that I firmly believe this vid couldn't exist if it wasn't made by you. It's perfection. I want to swim in the editing and I can't get enough of how you really got down to the meat of the story and focused it all on Gina's struggle. So awesome. This is one of my favorites from you for sure. Eee!

Date: 2009-11-23 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hhehehehe, doppelgangers are bulletproof awesome.

Lynch is brain meth, plain and simple. It will mess you up and make you like it.

I liked that they didn't give an explanation because it wasn't about that part. It focused on a part of an invasion that's usually never addressed, which I liked. It's kind of like The Road.

Watching Climbing Up the Wall after this and Lynch? Do you want to sit in a corner and chew your own hair? :)

I firmly believe this vid couldn't exist if it wasn't made by you.
LOL, who else would try this craziness?

THANKS, I heart u.

Date: 2009-11-24 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mmmm, Headey. I assume it's a movie?

Date: 2009-11-25 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Shit yeah. :)

Date: 2009-11-24 07:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ohhh, you posted eet! :D So fascinating and creepy and I'm still amazed you make that track work so brilliantly.

Now that I've got over my initial, *ahem*, hilarious, stalker-squick thing, I'm getting more into the creepy of the earlier sections... the build-up is really powerfully constructed that even without knowing the source it fascinates.

Date: 2009-11-25 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
:) Thanks. It's weird that so many people watched it. I didn't think many people would dig it.

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Date: 2009-11-24 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
wow, this is really stunning.

it's haunting & a bit scary, but very beautiful as well. i especially adore all the repetitions you have in there - the way you go back to the same scenes again & again. and the jump cutting of course (the moment with the mirror, in the beginning is so so gorgeous). i don't really have much of an idea what the movie is about even after this vid (it's quite confusing) - but it doesn't really matter, the colours & images and everything are so beautiful & powerful...

Date: 2009-11-25 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, I'm rather surprised so many people watched it and liked it.

i especially adore all the repetitions you have in there - the way you go back to the same scenes again & again.
I have a thing for wanting to take mundane things and make them more important than they should be.

The movie, The Brøken, is fantastic in its creepiness and tension. It's beautifully shot and brillantly done.

Date: 2009-11-28 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lena Heady has one of those faces that compels you to look. This is so disquieting. It looks suicidal but I get the feeling she's already dead, haunting herself. Reflections. London is such a grey city.

Date: 2009-11-29 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think she's one of the most beautiful people in the world. Her face a haunted look to it in the movie as well.

Date: 2009-11-29 04:04 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
DOPPELCEST!!! this vid feels so wonderfully alien. the combination of really long, really short, and repeated clips is mesmerizing, and it builds so well when you introduce overlays as the song starts to disintegrate. it's not like I get the actual plot of the film from it but you really told a visual story! plus, it's an excuse for MOAR LENA. ;)

Date: 2009-11-29 04:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks. If it had been a porno, there would absolutely have been some Lena/Lena. I had to watch the movie twice before I got everything, so getting the actual plot didn't matter that much to me. I could watch the movie again and see something that helps it make more sense.


Date: 2009-12-01 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oooh, this vid was so deliciously creepy and wonderful. I had to pick up the movie!

Date: 2009-12-01 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Excellent! I love that movie. :)

Date: 2009-12-01 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooh, been saving this one! Your vids always make me think. This one was disturbing and creepy and I like that. I like the blue tones it, the way you linger on her face and the blood in one of the last shots, the fact that I'll be seeing these images in my head when I go to sleep tonight.

That is a good thing. :-) And I might have to go get the movie. I did watch White Noise and really enjoyed it after your vid. Hee! They should put your vidlets out as trailers!

I wait to watch your vids because I always learn something and enjoy giving it time to sink in. :-)

Date: 2009-12-01 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow. Thank you so much. That's delightful to read. I rec this movie over White Noise 2. It doesn't have Nathan Fillion, but Lena Headey makes up for it. :)

I love the way the movie used the colors, especially the blues.

It would be wicked awesome to make trailers for movies and tv shows. In a perfect world.


Date: 2009-12-01 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And this is why I love [ profile] vidding.

Every once in a while something like this comes along and just turns everything you know on its head. Im in the same boat as most who haven't seen or heard the source, and I really think it works in its favour for someone like me. This is just so disturbing in a good way.

I like how the intensity goes up and down throughout and you let some shots linger - such as the coffee cup filling up.

Great vid!

Date: 2009-12-02 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL, thanks. I watched the most recent 8 episodes of Dexter in the last 3 days, so that icon is extremely appropriate.

I was editing the coffee cup filling part wondering if I could 7 seconds for it without people wanting me to STFU. Then I figured what the hell and kept the 8 second walking clip too.

Date: 2009-12-01 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is so captivating and amazing. I nearly jumped out of my seat when the reflection changed around 2:33.

Yeah, this movie is going to the top of my netflix list, just like The Fall did after you vidded it. :D

Date: 2009-12-02 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks. I flinched at that scene the first time I watched the movie.

Hehhehe, I am pimper of awesome movies.

Date: 2009-12-29 10:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have no idea what this is about other than that it involves Lena Headey. So I watched it. It is a very stunning vid and I approve, even if I have no clue what is going on. Some sort of struggle with mortality and identity? In the end, like in The Sixth Sense, it turns out she was dead all along, and maybe we should have known that if we picked up on the clues? I have no idea but I want to watch the movie now. I hate creepy movies though so I'll have to find a watching buddy.

Date: 2009-12-29 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL, Lena Headey is amazing in anything and everything.

The movie is more suspense than it is straight up horror. It's like a study in atmosphere and mood. And how beautiful Lena Headey is.

Date: 2010-02-02 06:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I loved this, thank you. Towards the end I kept thinking no way is the movie as cool as this, but I must look it up now. I only remember vague mentions of the movie, but the repetition and identity and oh ogd, that thing with the mirror... yeah, I'm intrigued and thought the music was so, so perfect.

Date: 2010-02-06 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you.

The movie is cool. It's very moody and slowly interesting. There's a lot of layers within the movie.

Date: 2010-02-10 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am deplorably late on commenting here, but I wanted to say that I just caught your vid here, and it was literally breathtaking. First saw The Broken (which I LOVED) a few months ago, and this MV just brought everything tumbling back...

Searing visual and musical catalogue of the unwanted, somewhat unattended evolution that individuals sometimes experience after a trauma. You start trying finding all the pieces long after the mirror's been broken, and you find that once you finally manage to bring them back together, your 'reflection' is no longer the same.

Brilliant, brilliant piece. I'm going to rec it now like whoa. *_*

Date: 2010-02-16 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you for commenting. I don't care how much time has passed, it's always nice to get a comment on a vid.

The movie is fantastic already. I'm glad I was about to work with it.

Searing visual and musical catalogue of the unwanted, somewhat unattended evolution that individuals sometimes experience after a trauma. You start trying finding all the pieces long after the mirror's been broken, and you find that once you finally manage to bring them back together, your 'reflection' is no longer the same.
I think I originally got into the movie because it deals with that concept. I've had quite a few experiences like that.

Thanks again!

Date: 2010-02-25 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

You amazing, extraordinary, fucked up individual. DON'T EVER CHANGE.

Date: 2010-02-25 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL, like you're surprised that I'm fucked up.

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Date: 2010-07-08 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[ profile] chaila43 pimped this and I had no idea what it was about but holy crap, it scared the beejesus out of me. I had to start fighting my "oh crap, cover the eyes!" reflex I had because I wanted to watch the entire thing.

Date: 2010-07-09 01:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Way cool, thanks! The movie is made of awesome.

Date: 2010-08-14 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This movie has been on my "to watch" list for a long time, but good lord do I need to see it more than ever now. Excellent vid.

Date: 2010-08-15 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I enjoyed the movie and think it's fantastic. Thanks for watching the vid. :)
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