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20 November 2009 @ 07:20 pm
vid - that brøken day - The Brøken  

vid title: that brøken day
music: Michael Pitt
source: The Brøken
duration: 4:31

You have conquered and I yield.
Yet henceforward art thou also dead - dead to the World, to Heaven, and to Hope!
In me didst thou exist - and, in my death, see by this image, which is thine own, how utterly thou hast murdered thyself.
-Edgar Allan Poe

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laurashapiro on November 21st, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
Wow, that was AMAZING.

It's so cool to see this after having heard and discussed the song with a bunch of people -- especially when I see how thoroughly you explored and exploited its essential creepiness.

Wonderful use of jump cuts, in particular, but I really like how you varied the timing and softness of the superimpositions, too. So jarring.

Mmm. Tasty goodness.
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on November 22nd, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
I already had it vidded when I commented on that discussion with the song, so it was cool to read what people thought about the music and their impressions. A lot of the feelings on the song lined with perfectly with the movie.

Thank you!
Semi-Obsessive Me: Gretchen side colorssol_se on November 21st, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
That was absolutely fantastic! Wow. The way you used all the overlays is amazing. (I'd never heard of this movie before, but it's going straight onto my list of things to watch.)
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on November 22nd, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
LOL, thanks. The movie is fantastic.
giandujakissgiandujakiss on November 21st, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
Wow. That was incredibly power and really disturbing. Your use of layers toward the end was unbelievable.
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on November 22nd, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
Nickyobsessive24 on November 21st, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you used this song! It takes me back to when I completely bawled my eyes out watching that scene from Last Days, and my ensuing obsession with Pagoda. I would have said it's an unviddable song, but it turned out to be just perfect for the source. I especially loved the slow-building of tension in the first third, and the way it absolutely went crazy in the last third, with the fast cutting and gorgeous overlays. I want to hunt down the movie now; it looks like an awesome mix of The Machinst and Muholland Drive and Tess of the d'Urbervilles. :D
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on November 22nd, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)

The song is so incredible and that scene was deeply moving to me. That song has stuck with me since I saw it. It's been in the back of my mind and I've wanted to vid it.

The movie is amazing. The movie is a beautiful study of mood and atmosphere that creates a tense and worrisome horror movie. It's very harsh and disturbing like the Machinst and it's surreal at times like Muholland Drive. Sadly, I've never watched Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
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kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on November 22nd, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
Thank you so much.

Mirrors are pretty much glass with a reflective coating on them. All the mirrors, glass, and water in the vid are broken and the reflections along with them.

The movie itself is fantastic and well worth the watch for the reveal. The movie is a beautiful study of mood and atmosphere that creates a tense and worrisome horror movie. If you're going to watch them movie, don't read this last part.

but it feels like she's been replaced, having killed her double or her real self or part of herself, like she walked away and somebody different came back. So, like I said, compelling!
The double from inside the mirror killed the woman, but was in the car crash and was disoriented, so she fell into the original woman's life. Other people around her are being replaced and acting weird around her, but it's all subtle and brillantly done. She doesn't remember any of her life beyond what she's told and bits and pieces, going along and trying to figure out what's going on. She ends up at her apartment, which she didn't know about, thinking she lived with her boyfriend. She find the original's dead body and everything comes back and she's back to EVOL mode.
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Becka: crossbonesbeccatoria on November 21st, 2009 11:05 am (UTC)
<3 I'm still completely captivated by the way the opening is so oppressive and threatening yet completely mundane. And the escalation of that until the mundane, oppressive reality is as fractured as the mirror and threatening in a completely different way, yet, as chaila says, an utterly compelling one.

It's a lyricless song (which I usually don't get on well with) and a source I don't know (which is often a barrier for me) but dude - couldn't peel my eyes away.
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on November 22nd, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
I'm still completely captivated by the way the opening is so oppressive and threatening yet completely mundane.
The movie does it very well and I turned the volume up on it and compressed it.

There's something about this song that drives me. I listened to it on repeat until some people in my family threatened me with death.
Nicole Anell: dexternicole_anell on November 21st, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
WOW, wow, wow. Never seen the source, never heard the song, wouldn't have imagined anyone could vid it. Asbolutely amazing and powerful vid. I couldn't look away from it.
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on November 22nd, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
:) Thanks. I recommend both the movie and listening to more of the music.
Phil: subetherthumbvchrusch on November 22nd, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
That was one amazing and cool vid. I think I need to check out the movie now.
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on November 22nd, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, you do. The movie is brillantly done.
bradcpubradcpu on November 22nd, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)

That was one of the most powerful vids I've ever seen. I feel like I need therapy after watching that. Holy shit.

Trying to look at it a bit more clinically, the pacing here is *phenomenal*, and it contains some incredibly compelling composition, overlays, metaphors, and extended clips. It's just a masterful vid in practically every way.

kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on November 22nd, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks, you're too awesome. I think everyone should get some therapy after watching one of my vids.
I'm kind of a jerk with "here, watch this clip for 15 seconds and like it."
cortexiphan juice box: [tp] redrumhollywoodgrrl on November 23rd, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
So I saw this vid on Saturday after Nicky pimped it. I'd never heard of the source (and I have absolutely no connection to Last Days) but the graphic for the vid was striking and then I saw that it stars Lena Headey so I was intrigued. Clicked it and...baby, you had me at doppelganger!

You must understand that due to my Twin Peaks/David Lynch crazy this hit ALL the right buttons for me. Only after I watched the vid did I go seek out what the hell the film is about, hunted it down and immediately watched it. So call this a very successful recruiter vid! (Though ultimately I had problems with the film since there was no resolution as to why the stuff that was happening was happening. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited for the possibility of a Twin Peaks-esque explanation that the trailer led me to believe. Specifically the photo of her and her father as well as the shot of her looking out the window at him. But whatever. :P [It's just the most brilliant explanation for doppelgangers and evilness! I rewatched Climbing Up Walls right after as well.])

My point is that I haven't been able to stop thinking about this vid and the source and having rewatched the vid again just now...it really stays with you. The concept for this vid, the song, and the source really matched your style so that I firmly believe this vid couldn't exist if it wasn't made by you. It's perfection. I want to swim in the editing and I can't get enough of how you really got down to the meat of the story and focused it all on Gina's struggle. So awesome. This is one of my favorites from you for sure. Eee!
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on November 23rd, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
Hhehehehe, doppelgangers are bulletproof awesome.

Lynch is brain meth, plain and simple. It will mess you up and make you like it.

I liked that they didn't give an explanation because it wasn't about that part. It focused on a part of an invasion that's usually never addressed, which I liked. It's kind of like The Road.

Watching Climbing Up the Wall after this and Lynch? Do you want to sit in a corner and chew your own hair? :)

I firmly believe this vid couldn't exist if it wasn't made by you.
LOL, who else would try this craziness?

THANKS, I heart u.
Alice: t:tscc - sarah - bloodybeerbad on November 24th, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
Mmmm, Headey. I assume it's a movie?
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on November 25th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
Shit yeah. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Old-fashioned storybop_radar on November 24th, 2009 07:09 am (UTC)
Ohhh, you posted eet! :D So fascinating and creepy and I'm still amazed you make that track work so brilliantly.

Now that I've got over my initial, *ahem*, hilarious, stalker-squick thing, I'm getting more into the creepy of the earlier sections... the build-up is really powerfully constructed that even without knowing the source it fascinates.
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on November 25th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
:) Thanks. It's weird that so many people watched it. I didn't think many people would dig it.
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fabi: freematearful_eye on November 24th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
wow, this is really stunning.

it's haunting & a bit scary, but very beautiful as well. i especially adore all the repetitions you have in there - the way you go back to the same scenes again & again. and the jump cutting of course (the moment with the mirror, in the beginning is so so gorgeous). i don't really have much of an idea what the movie is about even after this vid (it's quite confusing) - but it doesn't really matter, the colours & images and everything are so beautiful & powerful...

kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on November 25th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'm rather surprised so many people watched it and liked it.

i especially adore all the repetitions you have in there - the way you go back to the same scenes again & again.
I have a thing for wanting to take mundane things and make them more important than they should be.

The movie, The Brøken, is fantastic in its creepiness and tension. It's beautifully shot and brillantly done.
aychebaycheb on November 28th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Lena Heady has one of those faces that compels you to look. This is so disquieting. It looks suicidal but I get the feeling she's already dead, haunting herself. Reflections. London is such a grey city.
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on November 29th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
I think she's one of the most beautiful people in the world. Her face a haunted look to it in the movie as well.
cyborganize on November 29th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
DOPPELCEST!!! this vid feels so wonderfully alien. the combination of really long, really short, and repeated clips is mesmerizing, and it builds so well when you introduce overlays as the song starts to disintegrate. it's not like I get the actual plot of the film from it but you really told a visual story! plus, it's an excuse for MOAR LENA. ;)
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on November 29th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
Thanks. If it had been a porno, there would absolutely have been some Lena/Lena. I had to watch the movie twice before I got everything, so getting the actual plot didn't matter that much to me. I could watch the movie again and see something that helps it make more sense.