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Title: Video for EBW?
Post by: wildgirl on February 10, 2015, 07:19:48 AM
https://www.facebook.com/u2/posts/10153717139836686 It looks like it's coming up on the 12th...
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Post by: Jswallow on February 10, 2015, 07:55:01 AM
Bout time,, hope its good !!
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Post by: BalconyTV on February 10, 2015, 08:31:00 AM
It looks like an indie film that is unrelated.

I'm saying that, cos the poster is far too amateur to be U2 related.
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Post by: codeguy on February 10, 2015, 08:41:42 AM
Whatever happened to the Belfast video?
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Post by: wildgirl on February 10, 2015, 09:11:26 AM
U2 shared this on their FB page
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Post by: Starman on February 10, 2015, 09:41:57 AM
Hope it's good!
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Post by: Daniel94 on February 10, 2015, 09:58:23 AM
Man... it's totally gonna be the sappy acoustic version :(
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Post by: JHook on February 10, 2015, 10:15:23 AM
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It looks like an indie film that is unrelated.

I'm saying that, cos the poster is far too amateur to be U2 related.
I think you're right. And I think U2 posted a link on their Facebook page just to be nice and give it some attention.

Of course I could be wrong...
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Post by: miryclay on February 10, 2015, 10:17:11 AM
so we have like at least three possible set locations for this one. The Liffey, Belfast streets and fireworks in the rural countryside. Has any footage of this come out yet?
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Post by: ecadad on February 10, 2015, 10:52:09 AM
Whatever it is, I don't get it.  :o
Title: Video for EBW?
Post by: Taco on February 10, 2015, 12:48:07 PM
Looks like it is the Belfast video.  It's a little hard to see, but in this pic from the Belfast shoot the director's name on the clapperboard is Aoife McArdle, same as the name in the Facebook ad.

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Post by: Brad on February 10, 2015, 02:11:54 PM
http://www.miraclesproduction.com/miraclesnew/gilliancv.html
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Post by: mdmomof7 on February 10, 2015, 03:13:19 PM
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http://www.miraclesproduction.com/miraclesnew/gilliancv.html

Odd that it didn't launch last month. Sigh...
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Post by: J_Rock321 on February 10, 2015, 04:32:35 PM
I wonder how long it's going to be because it says a "film..."
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Post by: miryclay on February 10, 2015, 04:34:28 PM
I predict a widescreen and some MJ-esque long pauses that turn a video into a film.
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Post by: ecadad on February 10, 2015, 09:01:02 PM
Whatever it is, I bet the general public won't notice.
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Post by: Starman on February 10, 2015, 10:13:34 PM

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Whatever it is, I bet the general public won't notice.

+1
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Post by: Johnny_Mac12 on February 11, 2015, 07:38:45 AM
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1040862239264072
Another teaser... Looks like it will use the album version and not the "acoustic" version.
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Post by: U2 Fan of the 90s on February 11, 2015, 07:38:51 AM
There is a teaser up for the "film" on U2's facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/u2
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: meximofo on February 11, 2015, 09:07:52 AM
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There is a teaser up for the "film" on U2's facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/u2
That teaser reminded me of the Trainspotting movie. Looks promising!
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Post by: Daniel94 on February 11, 2015, 10:51:39 AM
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https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1040862239264072
Another teaser... Looks like it will use the album version and not the "acoustic" version.

YES! lol
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Post by: Jono on February 12, 2015, 08:54:07 AM
Very interesting!
 http://films.vice.com/every-breaking-wave/
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Post by: meximofo on February 12, 2015, 09:13:42 AM
Truly magnificent! They tell so much in those 12 minutes. Without going into details, the ending is so powerful. Both versions of EBW appear, as well as The Troubles and Alternative Ulster. I can only wonder what would happen if Films Of Innocence was this + the other songs in the album, with an extended story.
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Post by: ChristofurReal on February 12, 2015, 09:15:17 AM
Really strong.  Wow.  Powerful artistic statement. 
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Post by: Jono on February 12, 2015, 09:17:52 AM
what is the first punk song in the beginning?
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Post by: codeguy on February 12, 2015, 09:29:04 AM
The punk song is alternative ulster

This is truly a 5 star effort
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Post by: JHook on February 12, 2015, 09:33:00 AM
Well, what do you know! Just a few weeks back, lots of people here were dragging U2 through the mud for supposedly making a video in Belfast. Turns out it was an artful, beautiful little independent film using U2's music to great effect. I take it all is forgiven?
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Post by: Jono on February 12, 2015, 10:07:13 AM
Thanks codeguy, it sets the tone for sure!
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Post by: summerrain on February 12, 2015, 10:11:06 AM
Did you guys noticed that Chris Martin is a producer?
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Post by: meximofo on February 12, 2015, 10:26:25 AM
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Well, what do you know! Just a few weeks back, lots of people here were dragging U2 through the mud for supposedly making a video in Belfast. Turns out it was an artful, beautiful little independent film using U2's music to great effect. I take it all is forgiven?
Don't let the bastards grind you down.  ;)
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Post by: JHook on February 12, 2015, 10:40:42 AM
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Well, what do you know! Just a few weeks back, lots of people here were dragging U2 through the mud for supposedly making a video in Belfast. Turns out it was an artful, beautiful little independent film using U2's music to great effect. I take it all is forgiven?
Don't let the bastards grind you down.  ;)
You'd think I'd have learned that by now. :)
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Post by: Peter Parker on February 12, 2015, 10:53:49 AM
Well its the evening of the 12th. Where is it?
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Post by: meximofo on February 12, 2015, 10:57:59 AM
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Well its the evening of the 12th. Where is it?
See Jono's post in the previous page.
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Post by: Peter Parker on February 12, 2015, 11:21:17 AM
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Well its the evening of the 12th. Where is it?
See Jono's post in the previous page.

OK, sorry missed it. Epic!
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Post by: xy on February 12, 2015, 11:50:36 AM
No one fearing U2 getting dragged through the mud for evoking the Troubles ?

I appreciate using The Troubles + EBW. But if they made such a video, why not have at least a bit of Raised by Wolves in it ?
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: codeguy on February 12, 2015, 12:57:38 PM
http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,26109.0.html

Take my poll I'd like to see what people think of the new video
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: Jono on February 12, 2015, 01:51:34 PM
I am not sure how that works as frankly, I have never really been interested and or exposed to short films...so, this for me did two things...made me wonder if it could win an Oscar and or would it get EBW more radio play (which one though, acoustic or LP version?) I guess and it also made me more interested in short films as a whole.

This version which includes the LP and acoustic version intermixed is the way the song should be anyway IMO...

It should have started acoustically with a nice ramp up to hard rock and roll ballad electric and the denouement (not sure if that makes sense, my Pop said, don't use words you're not 100% sure of and or too lazy too Google in today's world I suppose..) but then revert back to acoustic for the finish with the final "if you go" dragged out nice and then the falsetto end.

Love the piece, as I mentioned before, not sure how I would feel if I lived there...

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Post by: J_Rock321 on February 12, 2015, 02:40:23 PM
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No one fearing U2 getting dragged through the mud for evoking the Troubles ?

I appreciate using The Troubles + EBW. But if they made such a video, why not have at least a bit of Raised by Wolves in it ?

I would say because Every Breaking Wave is about a relationship (the short film) while Raised by Wolves is what happen during and the aftermath of the bombing.
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Post by: david on February 12, 2015, 03:03:48 PM
What a load of cliched nonsense.
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Post by: JHook on February 12, 2015, 04:52:35 PM
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No one fearing U2 getting dragged through the mud for evoking the Troubles ?

I appreciate using The Troubles + EBW. But if they made such a video, why not have at least a bit of Raised by Wolves in it ?

U2 didn't make the video. It was made by a filmmaker who was inspired by their music. I guess she used the songs she wanted to use.
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Post by: meximofo on February 12, 2015, 05:28:48 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.

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Post by: mdmomof7 on February 12, 2015, 06:12:35 PM
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What a load of cliched nonsense.

Ooops! This isn't the Kanye thread.

Here you go - http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,26084.105.html
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Post by: zeeTV on February 12, 2015, 06:50:52 PM
Wow. Utterly beautiful, mind and soul gripping... poetry in motion. That is respecting artistry at its best.
The way they juxtaposed the Troubles, EBW And acoustic EBW was utterly insane.
Wow. That whole story was just beautiful it touched on so many themes... love, religion, loyalty, N.I culture, divide ... the brutality... mentality... violence ... fobidden love... god it brought me goosebumps.
Well done to all. Utterly Insane video. Wow
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Post by: david on February 12, 2015, 06:59:45 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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Post by: meximofo on February 12, 2015, 07:17:47 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!
Yes, I've seen In The Name Of The Father, and the other movies, I even mentioned it in the other thread. Your point?
It's very easy to throw words like "crap", "cliché". We need arguments. Please, enlighten me: how is this cliché? And no, "cliché because is crap" or "crap because is cliché" does not count as an argument.
So no one can write or say anything about WWII then? U.S. Civil War? Good to know. No one will ever write another poem, novel or film anymore.
By the way, if your vitriolic hate for post 2000 U2 wrote your comments for yourself, let me tell you that this is the work of director Aoife McArdle. It's her project and she got permission to use the songs, so you're only showing your bias with your comment.
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: wik73 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!

So angry.
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: dontwantwhatideserve 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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Post by: mdmomof7 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...
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: Starman 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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Post by: Parsons 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.

+1
A real music video is good enough for me .
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Post by: The Edges Cat 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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Post by: joshuazoo on February 13, 2015, 07:00:13 AM
Short version via framestore.com

http://noticierou2.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/another-breaking-wave.html
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Post by: Jono 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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Post by: mdmomof7 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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Post by: Starman on February 13, 2015, 09:38:59 AM
Is the short version official or is it fan edited?
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Post by: Miami66 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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Post by: JHook 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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Post by: So Cruel 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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Post by: Miami66 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.

+100
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Post by: J_Rock321 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.
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: Jono on February 13, 2015, 01:40:52 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.
Most valid point made, period. It was certainly supposed to be in 'Troubles' time frame, but it was just a 'troubling' love story.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on February 13, 2015, 05:41:34 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.

YES!

I agree and made this point last night in one of the several threads about this video. The story is the relationship and the universality of battling the waves of whatever difficulties are happening around us and our reactions to them. This story is set in the time period of The Troubles, but is not about them as the subject. The subject is the couple and their dealing with their environment and one another.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on February 13, 2015, 05:55:28 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.

YES!

I agree and made this point last night in one of the several threads about this video. The story is the relationship and the universality of battling the waves of whatever difficulties are happening around us and our reactions to them. This story is set in the time period of The Troubles, but is not about them as the subject. The subject is the couple and their dealing with their environment and one another.

Exactly. It's universal. It could be Jerusalem. Beirut. Kabul. Sarajevo. Budapest. Berlin. Anywhere, anytime, any troubles.
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Post by: reasons40 on February 13, 2015, 06:57:40 PM
Hope it didn't cost them a whole lot to make that.
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Post by: Parsons on February 13, 2015, 09:18:18 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!

Writing or documenting something as horrific as this blemish in world history will never be
cliche'd or pointless ask any of the victims, or an Armenian who survived the genocide or eyewitnesses to the 66 million killed under the reign of communism (etc).
Regardless of the amount or (lack) of documentation, I can assure you they wouldn't want these atrocity's swept under the rug.
The list is endless, I know but I still would much rather hear or see art that portrays a truthful account instead of all of the bubble gum and cotton candy that dominates the mainstream.
Works like this are created to warn US and remind Us " Please dont let it happen again " !
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: miryclay on February 14, 2015, 07:19:44 AM
The problem when talking about Armenia 1915 or Belfast 1970's is that is makes History, a political situation of today situation. It is important to remember but if you 'keep scratching' when someone is talking that they really want their borders secure or limits upon economic involvement in a designated area in the moment. 

The problem with this video is that it recognizes the past but it also has a message for today. The film is obviously well done but I really think maybe we are 'too close' to the 80's and haven't done the proper growth in which perspective would allow us to look back and think.

U2, Belfast and McArdle are the ones who 'own' this topic but I still think it is unnecessary. Yes plenty of young people didn't live through this and need to know about it but I really think it is time to move and showcase the 21st century issues that pertain to Belfast now.

It does make good film with drama with a capital D but really, everybody has got to move on. 
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: Parsons on February 14, 2015, 10:40:41 AM
http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/2015-02-13/u2-every-breaking-wave-short-film/

This was insightful.
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: meximofo on February 14, 2015, 10:41:26 AM
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The problem when talking about Armenia 1915 or Belfast 1970's is that is makes History, a political situation of today situation. It is important to remember but if you 'keep scratching' when someone is talking that they really want their borders secure or limits upon economic involvement in a designated area in the moment. 

The problem with this video is that it recognizes the past but it also has a message for today. The film is obviously well done but I really think maybe we are 'too close' to the 80's and haven't done the proper growth in which perspective would allow us to look back and think.

U2, Belfast and McArdle are the ones who 'own' this topic but I still think it is unnecessary. Yes plenty of young people didn't live through this and need to know about it but I really think it is time to move and showcase the 21st century issues that pertain to Belfast now.

It does make good film with drama with a capital D but really, everybody has got to move on.

I disagree with the irrelevancy part. As mdmomof7 said, the video is not about Belfast's problems from the past, it's about trying to live a life in the middle of religious sectarianism, violence, economic crisis and oppression. Sadly, this video is more than relevant in 2015, perhaps not in Belfast but in many places in the world. The video transcends its era and gives the message that (literally) we get to carry each other. It's like saying that the (brilliant) German movie The Lives Of Others is not relevant because it only shows how ordinary lives were destroyed by the Stassi in the '80s and the Germans don't want to look back at their past.
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: mdmomof7 on February 14, 2015, 10:54:47 AM
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http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/2015-02-13/u2-every-breaking-wave-short-film/

This was insightful.

YES!!! So happy to see a worthy piece on this.

I finally, 4th time watching the full short film, saw that at :28 we get a glimpse of U2 October on the poster wall behind the young man. :)
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: Parsons on February 14, 2015, 10:56:44 AM
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http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/2015-02-13/u2-every-breaking-wave-short-film/

This was insightful.

YES!!! So happy to see a worthy piece on this.

I finally, 4th time watching the full short film, saw that at :28 we get a glimpse of U2 October on the poster wall behind the young man. :)
The Oct pic was a nice subtle touch. :)
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: mdmomof7 on February 14, 2015, 11:06:25 AM
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http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/2015-02-13/u2-every-breaking-wave-short-film/

This was insightful.

YES!!! So happy to see a worthy piece on this.

I finally, 4th time watching the full short film, saw that at :28 we get a glimpse of U2 October on the poster wall behind the young man. :)
The Oct pic was a nice subtle touch. :)

 8)
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: meximofo on February 14, 2015, 11:08:04 AM
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http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/2015-02-13/u2-every-breaking-wave-short-film/

This was insightful.
That article has a quote by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñarritu, nominated for an Oscar this year for Birdman and also director of Amores Perros, a movie that has been compared to this short film.
“The piece is full of sound and fury. It contains all that a young artist’s work should: a lot of things to say and feel, said with f*** guts, vision and ambition. There is no fear in McArdle’s piece but plenty of humanity; shot and expressed with poetry without betraying the truth”
He knows something about guts and portraying a man falling in love in the middle of violence and loosing everything (see Octavio's story in Amores Perros), so this is a real compliment.
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: JHook on February 14, 2015, 11:49:18 AM
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http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/2015-02-13/u2-every-breaking-wave-short-film/

This was insightful.
That article has a quote by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñarritu, nominated for an Oscar this year for Birdman and also director of Amores Perros, a movie that has been compared to this short film.
“The piece is full of sound and fury. It contains all that a young artist’s work should: a lot of things to say and feel, said with f*** guts, vision and ambition. There is no fear in McArdle’s piece but plenty of humanity; shot and expressed with poetry without betraying the truth”
He knows something about guts and portraying a man falling in love in the middle of violence and loosing everything (see Octavio's story in Amores Perros), so this is a real compliment.

This is great to see! And I like your previous comment as well, meximofo.

One thing about "moving on": this filmmaker grew up during a certain time period and that's what shaped her. If she were a novelist writing about her teenage years, would that also be a problem? As a wise man once said, time isn't linear. We can't really make art about the present, as it's always becoming the past. Maybe, 30 years down the road, a Syrian filmmaker will make a film that takes place in Aleppo or in a Turkish refugee camp. Is she also going to be told to move on? 
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: mdmomof7 on February 16, 2015, 08:55:50 AM
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I just cant see U2 making a video for Every Breaking Wave.

If I am honest I personally believe they are willing to write off Songs of Innocence..

Firstly they way it was released bought all this bad publicity - nobody mentioned the music.  If it was a band such as Coldplay or say RHCP they would have been applauded.  But because Bono is U2 it gave people a reason to attack U2 just because of Bono being Bono.

They did the UK promos.  They even did the facebook questions and answers which was so badly choreographed in my opinion.

More bad publicity for Bono in December 2014 with the new Band Aid single being criticised for its song and lyrics.

Bono thinks F this, i need an idea...let me get out of this BS by crashing my bike.   Say what?!!!  :o

Nobody ever mentioned how the album was, the music, the lyrics, the production etc..

Now with regards to SOE my guess was the album was finished but looking how at SOI did I bet they are in the studio and re-working it all ove again - hence why it was not be released before the tour opener.
Oh, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: The Bonzo on February 16, 2015, 09:01:52 AM
in other words the band think SOI is a dud, dead, buried, time to wack SOI, kill the source - eg - Bono falling from his bike..

I mean come on at the very least the edge Larry & Adam could have conducted tv interviews, radio interview. Edge could have sung instead of Bono...

Trust me they have wacked SOI I believe.
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: meximofo on February 16, 2015, 09:09:22 AM
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in other words the band think SOI is a dud, dead, buried, time to wack SOI, kill the source - eg - Bono falling from his bike..

I mean come on at the very least the edge Larry & Adam could have conducted tv interviews, radio interview. Edge could have sung instead of Bono...

Trust me they have wacked SOI I believe.
Good to know. I'll let the band know that from this point on, they abjured from SOI.
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: JHook on February 16, 2015, 09:42:30 AM
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in other words the band think SOI is a dud, dead, buried, time to wack SOI, kill the source - eg - Bono falling from his bike..

I mean come on at the very least the edge Larry & Adam could have conducted tv interviews, radio interview. Edge could have sung instead of Bono...

Trust me they have wacked SOI I believe.
Are you suggesting that Bono fell off his bike on purpose, or that the whole bike incident was invented because the album allegedly didn't succeed? I've read some whack things here but this is the whackest. Let's remember that we're talking about a band and an album here. They're important to us, but they're not the most important things on earth. Take a breath.
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: The Bonzo on February 16, 2015, 09:48:53 AM
That's showbusiness for you buddy...

I sometimes do feel U2 know they F'd up totally with the release, the album got panned - they could not see a way of coming back from this.

Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: mdmomof7 on February 16, 2015, 09:51:14 AM
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That's showbusiness for you buddy...

I sometimes do feel U2 know they F'd up totally with the release, the album got panned - they could not see a way of coming back from this.

Sure, right as they were going to perform for a week on The Tonight Show w/ a huge fan as its host and just the right demographic.

Surely, Bono f'ed up even the bike accident as well. He should have not included the pinky and elbow. This man can't even fall correctly! That Bono - such a wa**er!   >:(
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: The Bonzo on February 16, 2015, 09:53:24 AM
lol
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: JHook on February 16, 2015, 11:08:09 AM
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That's showbusiness for you buddy...

I sometimes do feel U2 know they F'd up totally with the release, the album got panned - they could not see a way of coming back from this.

Well "buddy," if that's the case I think Bono might have waited to mangle himself until after the band played its week-long residency on the Jimmy Fallon show. Then, if things were still going badly, he could have hurled himself off his bike. (We need a tinfoil-hat smiley here.)
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: The Bonzo on February 16, 2015, 11:17:17 AM
Jhook, calm down sunny jim
Title: Re: Video for EBW?
Post by: J_Rock321 on February 16, 2015, 01:59:01 PM
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I just cant see U2 making a video for Every Breaking Wave.

If I am honest I personally believe they are willing to write off Songs of Innocence..

Firstly they way it was released bought all this bad publicity - nobody mentioned the music.  If it was a band such as Coldplay or say RHCP they would have been applauded.  But because Bono is U2 it gave people a reason to attack U2 just because of Bono being Bono.

They did the UK promos.  They even did the facebook questions and answers which was so badly choreographed in my opinion.

More bad publicity for Bono in December 2014 with the new Band Aid single being criticised for its song and lyrics.

Bono thinks F this, i need an idea...let me get out of this BS by crashing my bike. 

Nobody ever mentioned how the album was, the music, the lyrics, the production etc..

Now with regards to SOE my guess was the album was finished but looking how at SOI did I bet they are in the studio and re-working it all ove again - hence why it was not be released before the tour opener.
So your saying Bono thought, guys guys I came with a genius idea I'm going to nearly shatter my elbow and just kill the momentum of promoting SOI yeah everybody is going to forget all about the Apple release.  I believe u2 made their cast for SOI in Europe (EMAs, late night interviews, various performances, magazines interviews.) While in the U.S they only got around to phone interviews two weeks after the release, magazines interviews, the iheart radio interview with Bono and and Larry.  The only thing they couldn't do in the U.S was perform which they were going to do with the tonight show residence and the world AIDS day concert in Times Square and announce the tour on the tonight show.  I know you have a theory of what may of happened but to me it doesn't make sense or add up with what they were doing  at the time.  They were pushing the album (unlike the manager)