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Offline wik73

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Re: Video for EBW?
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2015, 07:19:13 PM »

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What a load of cliched nonsense.
Right, because an honest story of love, family, friendship, violence and terrorism in 80's Northern Ireland is something you see everyday in Hollywood, MTV and VH1.




Ahhh...yes? Have you seen In the Name of  the Father? The Crying Game? The Devils Own? Countless others...

As for MTV and VH1, the Cranberries video for Zombie is one of the most watched of all time and is actually a lot more powerful than the melodramatic crap U2 have just put out in lots of ways even though it's only four mins long.

Everyone from Paul McCartney and John Lennon to Spandau Ballet and Simple Minds have written songs on the troubles at this stage. It is old, tired, clichéd and pointless. A bit like U2 post 2000!

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Re: Video for EBW?
« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2015, 07:36:36 PM »
I enjoyed the blend of the two versions. Makes wish for a new version that does that. The acoustic is a bit too melodramatic for repeated listening...but it is a needed break from the denseness of the album version...also, I feel like the video doesn't have closure. It's more like the first part of a series. It's nice, though. Itd be nice to have something like this to tie with the concept of the band revisiting their youth...

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Re: Video for EBW?
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2015, 07:40:18 PM »
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What a load of cliched nonsense.
Right, because an honest story of love, family, friendship, violence and terrorism in 80's Northern Ireland is something you see everyday in Hollywood, MTV and VH1.

Ahhh...yes? Have you seen In the Name of  the Father? The Crying Game? The Devils Own? Countless others...

As for MTV and VH1, the Cranberries video for Zombie is one of the most watched of all time and is actually a lot more powerful than the melodramatic crap U2 have just put out in lots of ways even though it's only four mins long.

Everyone from Paul McCartney and John Lennon to Spandau Ballet and Simple Minds have written songs on the troubles at this stage. It is old, tired, clichéd and pointless. A bit like U2 post 2000!

You do realize that a filmmaker did this and used U2's music. U2 approves of it, obviously, but it is NOT a video in the traditional sense...

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Re: Video for EBW?
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2015, 08:58:11 PM »
I liked this short film, but I hope there is also a real music video.

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Re: Video for EBW?
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2015, 11:03:36 PM »
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I liked this short film, but I hope there is also a real music video.

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A real music video is good enough for me .

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Re: Video for EBW?
« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2015, 03:34:44 AM »
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It is old, tired, clichéd and pointless. A bit like U2 post 2000!

More like the post-2000 U2 bashing. ;)

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Re: Video for EBW?
« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2015, 07:00:13 AM »
Short version via framestore.com

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Re: Video for EBW?
« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2015, 08:33:53 AM »
The short version is not good at all...IMO
The reason the short film worked for me was partly the mix of songs.

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Re: Video for EBW?
« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2015, 08:43:52 AM »
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The short version is not good at all...IMO
The reason the short film worked for me was partly the mix of songs.

It's not bad, it's just that the full length is so well done and the songs PERFECT!!!!!! This one lacks the gravitas and doesn't make one as emotionally connected.

The Troubles, especially at the end, is perfect in the original.

I wonder what we'd think if we hadn't seen the original?

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Re: Video for EBW?
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2015, 09:38:59 AM »
Is the short version official or is it fan edited?

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Re: Video for EBW?
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2015, 09:45:42 AM »
This and Films of innocence were pretty terrible for me. Way too self-indulgent, tired story, and for me do nothing to add to the music. I'd much rather have a video with the band in it, jamming out. I don't think any music video without U2 in it is good. I'll never watch it again. Don't want to waste my time.

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Re: Video for EBW?
« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2015, 09:54:03 AM »
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What a load of cliched nonsense.
Right, because an honest story of love, family, friendship, violence and terrorism in 80's Northern Ireland is something you see everyday in Hollywood, MTV and VH1.

Ahhh...yes? Have you seen In the Name of  the Father? The Crying Game? The Devils Own? Countless others...

As for MTV and VH1, the Cranberries video for Zombie is one of the most watched of all time and is actually a lot more powerful than the melodramatic crap U2 have just put out in lots of ways even though it's only four mins long.

Everyone from Paul McCartney and John Lennon to Spandau Ballet and Simple Minds have written songs on the troubles at this stage. It is old, tired, clichéd and pointless. A bit like U2 post 2000!

You do realize that a filmmaker did this and used U2's music. U2 approves of it, obviously, but it is NOT a video in the traditional sense...

NO ONE seems to realize this. This film is NOT a "U2 video."

As for everything else this person said... 2000 was fifteen years ago. Long time to spend disliking a band you're supposed to like.

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Re: Video for EBW?
« Reply #57 on: February 13, 2015, 10:00:03 AM »
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This and Films of innocence were pretty terrible for me. Way too self-indulgent, tired story, and for me do nothing to add to the music. I'd much rather have a video with the band in it, jamming out. I don't think any music video without U2 in it is good. I'll never watch it again. Don't want to waste my time.

I agree. Not a fan of this short film. I laughed when they went from meeting in the club to running around in the forest with the mist rising. Way to cheesy and self indulgent. The video for Please told "the troubles" a lot better then this short film did.

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Re: Video for EBW?
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2015, 10:03:16 AM »
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This and Films of innocence were pretty terrible for me. Way too self-indulgent, tired story, and for me do nothing to add to the music. I'd much rather have a video with the band in it, jamming out. I don't think any music video without U2 in it is good. I'll never watch it again. Don't want to waste my time.

I agree. Not a fan of this short film. I laughed when they went from meeting in the club to running around in the forest with the mist rising. Way to cheesy and self indulgent. The video for Please told "the troubles" a lot better then this short film did.

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Re: Video for EBW?
« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2015, 12:31:41 PM »
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This and Films of innocence were pretty terrible for me. Way too self-indulgent, tired story, and for me do nothing to add to the music. I'd much rather have a video with the band in it, jamming out. I don't think any music video without U2 in it is good. I'll never watch it again. Don't want to waste my time.

I agree. Not a fan of this short film. I laughed when they went from meeting in the club to running around in the forest with the mist rising. Way to cheesy and self indulgent. The video for Please told "the troubles" a lot better then this short film did.

But the film wasn't about  "the troubles" it was about two people simply falling in love during a chaotic time.