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Placebo 'Loud Like Love' by Saman Kesh

David Knight - 18th Mar 2014

First there was Too Many Friends - Saman Kesh's video for Placebo last year, which introduced the forensic, multi-camera, highly cinematic, Phantom-shot and super-cool strand Unfortunate Details - narrated lugubriously by author Bret Easton Ellis. 

That was set in a party in the near-future. And now Saman has created a mirror-image video for Placebo's Loud Like Love. It's another party, where a sudden destructive incident requires some deep analysis. This time it's a sexy 1960s pool party; again, Easton Ellis narrates; and again Kesh demonstrates an awesome eye for detail and a brilliant and very stylish execution. 

SAMAN KESH:

"The band and I always had the notion of a tryptic trilogy that dealt with social interactions across three times. Too Many Friends was about the isolationist future we could possibly live in. In Loud Like Love we show a time that was almost the exact opposite. In the late 60's, it was a time of sexual revolution and almost 'too much' interaction. 

“Bret is a champ. He has become the voice of these videos and there isn't a better person to really put the cherry on top of our ice cream. The process was essentially like working with an actor, and Bret embodied the 'unreliable narrator' with flying 'psychedelic' colors!”

David Knight - 18th Mar 2014

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Saman Kesh
Producer
Jason Colon
Production Company
890 Productions
Executive Producer
Matt Factor

Camera

Director of Photography
Issac Bauman

Art

Production designer
Jason Kisvarday
Art Director
Kelsi Ephraim

Editorial

Editor
Mandy Brown

Grading

Colourist
Derek Hansen

VFX

VFX Supervisor
Chad Goel

Agent

Director's Representation
Skunk

Commission

Commissioner
John Moule

Misc

Sound
John Rampey

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Narrator

Bret Easton Ellis

David Knight - 18th Mar 2014

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