It's the near future, and the drop-off in proper dancing by humans is killing the flame of passion that keeps the human race going. So a Japanese couple decide to do something about …
Placebo 'Loud Like Love' by Saman Kesh
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.
"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!”
|Production Company||890 Productions|
|Executive Producer||Matt Factor|
|Director of Photography||Issac Bauman|
|Production designer||Jason Kisvarday|
|VFX Supervisor||Chad Goel|
|Art Director||Kelsi Ephraim|
|Other credits||Narrator: Bret Easton Ellis|
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