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TV On The Radio - Modern Romance

This is a cover version of a Yeah Yeah Yeah's song Modern Romance by TV On The Radio. Both versions are equally great for different reasons, but I just recently found out that there's a video or more a short film for the cover.

It was directed by Erik L. Barnes, based on a concept by him and TV On The Radio’s David Sitek. The reason I wanted to share this with you is the camera work by David McFarland – I like how they freeze the frames and then apply this soft zoom to them. These stills have a William Eggleston like quality, one of my favorite photographers (yeah, this is like saying one likes the Beatles). It was interesting to read on www.eriklbarnes.com that he was one of their influences – along with Garry Winogrand and Bill Owens.

So do you have some videos or short movies you like because of their photographic quality? Please share them with us in the comments.

written by recurving

11 comments

  1. oldskool_rider

    oldskool_rider

    great video, i too like the soft zoom, it was very well made!!

    thanks for sharing

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  2. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    Great! Tv on the radio is my favourite band at the moment...Dear Science (last album) is really beautiful

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  3. superlighter

    superlighter

    wow! thanx for sharing this piece of art!

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  4. kirri-joy

    kirri-joy

    great video!

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  5. eyecon

    eyecon

    There was a fantastic video from Wax Poetics feat Norah Jones called "Angels".
    But due to some copyright claims from Warner Music Group it is not available on YouTube anymore....

    The song is great and there was a Holga featured in the video....

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  6. leatherheart

    leatherheart

    ..my two holgamovies.
    http://www.flickr.co(…)7343977610/
    :)

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  7. special_patrol

    special_patrol

    i love tv on the radio! that video is awesome.

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  8. takezzo

    takezzo

    when i saw the tricycle in the movie, i knew what you meant...

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  9. hanspan

    hanspan

    i love the yeah yeah yeah's so i had to click the link :D WOW!!!!
    wicked video

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  10. recurving

    recurving

    @takezzo: it was exactly this tricycle that made me see the connection... :)

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  11. spendospend

    spendospend

    its a real arty vid, and the orig song by yeah yeah yeahs is such a tune, they have done well, cheers for sharing... peace out

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