j-smi

Comments from j-smi

"it’s probably not the video’s business to try and start a conversation about race, class, sexuality, et al, if it cannot lend weight to each theme within ten minutes and with no dialogue." Disregarding the (comment dooming) "why does this need to exist" part, the commenter makes a valid point. A music video can only be a music video. I was initially turned off for its use of such a marginalized character in a video that skims on story in favor of shock. I would be more shocked were the entertainment industry to depict prostitution as something that didn't end in violence and despair as I'm sure it generally doesn't. But really, this video is good in many "music video" ways (the aforementioned ending shot, grittiness! and its positioning with the tone of the music) and that's all it can be.
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March 24, 2012 on Spiritualized – “Hey Jane” Video (NSFW)
Back to the Future: School nerd and new kid ruin a man's date, and subsequently, the trajectory of his life. Libyans seek to recover stolen plutonium.
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July 8, 2011 on Best New Party Game 56: Antagonist Movies
Sorry Representative David Wu of Oregon's first congressional district, you tiger now. http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/02/rep_david_wus_staff_confronted.html
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March 4, 2011 on ATTENTION! DANGER WARNING! HORRIBLE TIGER OUT ON THE LOOSE!