Just saw "Total Eclipse of the Heart" for the first time. More, please.
May 23, 2013 8:34 AM Subscribe
While settling a disagreement over whether Total Eclipse of the Heart was a duet, I just saw the music video and it blew my mind. I grew up without cable, and am pretty much ignorant of everything but the "classic" music videos from the 80's; please let me know what I'm missing.
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Things that I'm looking for more of: packing massive spectacle into a <10 minute film, baroque/over-the-top interpretations of the song, general WTF'ery, defining/redefining/subverting the aesthetics of a young art form, examples of music videos that were very influential on feature film-making.
Time period-wise, we can probably bookend this with Video Killed the Radio Star on one end and Sabotage on the other (I'm aware of/fond of Lady Gaga's videos), and I'm interested in videos that were easily available to the masses, i.e. on MTV.