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videos | all the things she said

director
Zbigniew Rybczynski


producer
Zbig Vision


studio
National-NY


genre
Studio performance/Special effects


comments
The pitch probably went along the following lines: "We’ll have multiple images of you appearing on the screen, shot multiple times. With stars falling in the background, to give it that extra glitter. And loads of costume changes, the more outrageous the better! And to differentiate between takes, we’ll throw in an owl, or a parakeet, and stuff a rose in Charlie’s guitar. And speaking of Charlie, can he do his best Pete Townshend at the end?"

Unwisely, they went for it. Wisely Mick, Mel and John either didn’t want to appear or were never considered. This, I think in retrospect, was a wise choice.

This was the second of Zbigniew Rybczynski’s videos with the band. The first was the relatively straightforward (but with a twist) Alive And Kicking. This was his second, and he fully indulged himself with his love of early 1980s special effects. As such, not only do the mullets, the wardrobe changes and the general sprinkling of cheese firmly date the video, but the dodgy special effects and blurry star-fields add to the whole dazzling spectacle, thus rendering this video utterly embarrassing for all those who saw it at the time, but oddly nostalgic and fresh now.




availability
Seen The Lights - A Visual History Promo DVD Seen The Lights - A Visual History DVD


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