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What are some examples of movies, tv shows, or music videos that use the "high production value/low production value" trope like in this Coldplay video?
January 4, 2012 7:57 PM   Subscribe

What are some examples of movies, tv shows, or music videos that use the "high production value/low production value" trope like in this Coldplay video?

"Christmas Lights"

It's a play on the Baroque era of theatre, and it comes up all the time.
Some other examples I can think of are Finding Neverland, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and the video for Bjork's Bachelorette.
Know of any others?
posted by idledebonair to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
 
Smashing Pumpkin's "Tonight Tonight"
posted by argonauta at 8:04 PM on January 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pumpkins', that is
posted by argonauta at 8:06 PM on January 4, 2012


The stage plays in Rushmore.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 8:21 PM on January 4, 2012


Right, I have the Rushmore ones, I forgot to add that.
posted by idledebonair at 8:34 PM on January 4, 2012


FWIW, the "Tonight, Tonight" video was shamelessly lifted straight from the 1902 silent movie "A Trip to the Moon."
posted by Sys Rq at 10:45 PM on January 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Modest Mouse Float On video is like that.
Also you might want to look into the work of the movie and video director Michel Gondry.
posted by bleep at 6:03 AM on January 5, 2012


The end of The Muppet Movie.
posted by chrisulonic at 11:58 AM on January 5, 2012


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