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Imagining videos to accompany Beatles songs
7 March 2013
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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

Note by Ahhh Girl 23 June 2014: This post was the beginning of a different thread on this topic. The thread also included post 2-4. The thread title was "Imagining "Music Videos" for Beatles Songs".

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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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@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.

 

 

 

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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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21 June 2014
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It's been kind of a hobby of mine to imagine a video that would go along with certain songs.  I have no background, education or equipment relevant to making videos or films; I just like to do it and some songs inspire it for me.

The latest one was recently the first time I heard "Free As A Bird ".  One thing I noticed is that the song evokes the visual of a bird soaring and/or floating high up in the sky.  Then I got an inspired image in my head that would be a way to capture the unspoken, indefinable note of sadness in the song.  In my imaginary video for this song, there would be images of birds soaring, and also a recurring image of let's say a young boy's face and shoulders close up, with a background of a blue sky, and maybe the background would shift around, with clouds and trees indicating that the boy is hang-gliding up in the air, and he's enjoying the thrill of it.  Then only at the end, the camera pans back from the boy's face and shoulders to reveal that he is in a wheelchair with a crippling condition, and his family has taken him out to a high bluff overlooking the sea and seabirds flying around, so that he can enjoy the vicarious experience of the freedom of a bird.  As the song draws to a close, family members (sister, brother, mother, father) dance around him in his wheelchair.

Note by Ahhh Girl 23 June 2014: I merged another thread on this topic (posts 1-4 above) into this one.

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A third Real Love Video With GB Sessions Footage

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22 June 2014
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That's a beautiful video you imagined, Funny Paper.  Thanks!

 

 

Cheers!

 

Piper

22 June 2014
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Thanks Piper!  Glad you liked it.

I just remember long ago I described another imaginary video to go with Paul's song "Dance Tonight".  I know it's somewhere in the archives (too lazy to look now).

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23 June 2014
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^I pulled the threads together for you and the gang.

23 June 2014
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Thanks Ahhh Girl!  I searched high and low and couldn't find it (I'm so inept at searching, it seems...)

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23 June 2014
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a-hard-days-night-paul-11 I got nothing......  But I always loved the Rain & Paperback Writer , walking in the park coloured videos!

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Bongo said
a-hard-days-night-paul-11 I got nothing......  But I always loved the Rain & Paperback Writer , walking in the park coloured videos!

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/rickdelsie/The%20Beatles/1-10_zps92749cc2.jpgImage Enlarger

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Visited my little niece last week for her birthday party and made this "Birthday " video, which I'm quite pleased with...(Shot partly in Michigan, @Annadog40!)

https://vimeo.com/163051931

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Hey Von - great to see you flexing those creative muscles again. Looks like your niece had a fun birthday.

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What a lucky neice to have you for an uncle. Nice job.

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OK, here's another one...I was in the park shooting this bird and realized I had the makings of another video. It hasn't got the energy of "Birthday ", but it's a totally different song, after all.

https://vimeo.com/170894745

OOPS too late

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I think someone should sync up footage from the rooftop concert to Come Together and I Want You (She's So Heavy).

Maybe you should try posting more.

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I think there should have been a music video for Revolution 9 that is just eight minutes of a white screen. 

I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

I'm also ewe2 on weekends.

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Too easy.

It should be 9 minutes of just a white screen.

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Lady Madonna

Some model/actress from the late sixties as Lady Madonna , who is represented as a divorcée housewife. Paul plays her new lover, who hands her flowers and tries to sing the lyrics of the song to her at her doorstep on his bended knee. The other three Beatles (dressed up in old fashioned school uniforms) along with two or three actual kids play her children.

The video consists of Paul trying to sing the lyrics to woo her, but she keeps getting distracted by the guys goofing around the house and misbehaving (knocking down vases, riding a bike in the house, fighting over toys etc.) each time he tries. The video then ends with Paul walking into the house and playing the final verse on the piano with everyone standing around him. 

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