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Imagining "Music Videos" for Beatles Songs
7 March 2013
4.01am
Egroeg Evoli
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This may sound weird… but what music videos do you imagine for Beatles songs? You can make up videos for songs that already have "videos" (I Am The Walrus, Hello Goodbye, etc.), too.

My "music video" for Helter Skelter: starts with black and white film; Beatles in studio; completely silent; when music starts, it cuts to a scene of an old, abandoned amusement park in grainy, old, color film; Beatles in the middle of the amusement park; stop motion; signs pop up with the lyrics on them; Beatles riding amusement park rides while playing instruments; during the ending, the rides start moving very quickly, even the ones that nobody is riding; Mal Evans appears on one of the rides with a trumpet; when Ringo says the "blisters on my fingers" line, it cuts back to the black and white film of the studio; Ringo throws drumsticks across the room; drumsticks hit the wall; immediately after they hit the wall, it abruptly cuts to black. THE END

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7 March 2013
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I like your video -- appropriately disjointed and wild.  I'd also suggest that some of the movements of the Beatles and others be jerky, like they do when they cut out intervening stills from a reel.

I've actually imagined music videos for the songs of many other musicians (Dave Brubeck, Harry Connick Jr., James Taylor, Paul Simon) but none for the Beatles.  I have thought of one, however, for a McCartney song, "Dance Tonight" (Paul already had a music video for it, but mine would be quite different).

Scene One:  Paul looking out the window of his country farm.

Sees guests arriving one by one, or in small groups.

Greets them at the door, ushers them in.

Slowly, as people are congregating inside, it appears a kind of party is developing.

Individuals, or couples, at odd moments get up to dance.

During the brief guitar solo, Paul mischeviously eyes Ringo, and they circle each other in the center of the room, as though on a dance floor.  As the guitar stops on its slide down and the music stops, Paul has grabbed Ringo and bent him over, like the lover of a tango dance.  Then when the music starts up again, they rebound back straight, and laugh.  Close-up of Paul winking at Ringo.

In the meantime, there's a figure in the background who the camera keeps coming back to, an old balding man sitting the far corner, not socializing, keeping to himself -- for the refrain "You can do anything you want to…"  Near the end, Paul goes over to him and warmly squeezes his shoulder, and toasts him.  Then returns to the thick of the party.

 

 

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7 March 2013
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@Funny Paper: When I read your imaginative video for Dance Tonight I found it quite boring and predictable, but when I got to the ''during the brief guitar solo'' and the ''In the meantime'' bits, I literally lolled.

 

 

 

7 March 2013
11.02pm
Egroeg Evoli
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Funny Paper said 

I've actually imagined music videos for the songs of many other musicians (Dave Brubeck, Harry Connick Jr., James Taylor, Paul Simon) but none for the Beatles.  I have thought of one, however, for a McCartney song, "Dance Tonight" (Paul already had a music video for it, but mine would be quite different).

Scene One:  Paul looking out the window of his country farm.

Sees guests arriving one by one, or in small groups.

Greets them at the door, ushers them in.

Slowly, as people are congregating inside, it appears a kind of party is developing.

Individuals, or couples, at odd moments get up to dance.

During the brief guitar solo, Paul mischeviously eyes Ringo, and they circle each other in the center of the room, as though on a dance floor.  As the guitar stops on its slide down and the music stops, Paul has grabbed Ringo and bent him over, like the lover of a tango dance.  Then when the music starts up again, they rebound back straight, and laugh.  Close-up of Paul winking at Ringo.

In the meantime, there's a figure in the background who the camera keeps coming back to, an old balding man sitting the far corner, not socializing, keeping to himself -- for the refrain "You can do anything you want to…"  Near the end, Paul goes over to him and warmly squeezes his shoulder, and toasts him.  Then returns to the thick of the party.

 

I like it!

 

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