The Work Of Director Chris Cunningham details
|Starring:||Portishead, Madonna, Aphex Twin, Bjork, Leftfield, Autechre|
The Work Of Director Chris Cunningham
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Disturbingly beautifulBy Matt from Leeds, England , 29 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This DVD features the promo work of Chris Cunningham, probably best known for the Aphex Twin videos. His work is dark and unsettling, but also contains a strange beauty. Being a big horror film fan from an early age I thought I'd grown immune to images on the screen, but some of this work is truly warped and I would advise anyone who likes their viewing to be unnerving to give this a go. Just be prepared for it to get inside your head...Having said that - it's not all dread and unease. His Bjork, Portishead & Madonna videos all have a hauntingly beautiful quality the likes of which you will not have seen before. My only criticism of the DVD is that it can get a bit samey watching them all together. Best dipped in and out of rather than as a solid watch.
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Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008I've talked to friends who have berated music videos as being a distraction from the essence of music-making, ie the sound. Anyone with this opinion need only watch the work of Chris Cunningham to see the justification for video.
Whatever the sound, this DVD is a fascinating example of how images can enhance sound, and give a multi-dimensional meaning to the art of music.
Regardless of your taste in music, you can't fail to be moved by this work.
Essential viewing for any student of multi-media.
Enhance your life, watch this DVD!
Great work, but you've probably seen most of it beforeBy a customer from London , 27 May 2008Great DVD of Chris Cunningham's work, plus a little look behind the scenes. If you're renting this DVD, you've probably seen all this work before and are looking for something extra. The behind the scenes is interesting, but not enough of it, in my opinion.
Interesting...By a customer from Bungay, England , 27 Jul 2007This is a dvd of music videos trying not to be music videos! Chris Cunningham could be described as a genius or as a madman, and both are descriptions 100% accurate. I don't know how he does it, but this guy sees things that other people don't and he catches this brilliantly in most of the videos on this dvd. If you only watch one of the vidoes then please, please watch Aphex Twin; Come To Daddy. You will not be able to sleep for months, guaranteed!!!
Some of the greatest music videos ever madeBy a customer from Hampshire, England , 21 Nov 2006Chris Cunningham has a real talent for creating dark and disturbing videos but his talent doesn't stop there, just look at the more mainstream videos and you will see he is a creative genius. Cunningham's style really does suit the likes of Aphex Twin and Squarepusher. It can be hard to tell if the music is made for the video, or the video made for the music, but one thing is for sure it's totally original and fresh.
The DVD is a must watch expecially if you haven't seen any of Cunningham's work. It may not be to everyone's taste, but you really can't miss out on watching some of the best produced music videos of recent times.
My only criticisms of the DVD are that the sound on the menu system is a very annoying 'fast-forward' type sound and I found myself muting the sound on the menus. The only other thing is the DVD is short, with around 8 music videos and around 9 bonus clips. Saying that the content is really high quality so it does make up for it.
Brilliant!By Kristian Hedley-Roberts from Northumberland, England , 12 Jul 2006If you like watching music vids or shorts, watch this. Brilliant work! The Window Licker video is always a winner!