In the video by Chris Turner, aka Favourite Colour: Black, singing along to Editors' Honesty proves to be catching, on a busy night in Soho...
Young Guns 'Speaking In Tongues' by Favourite Colour: Black
Chris Turner - aka Favourite Colour: Black - draws the viewer into his story of corruption for Young Guns's Speaking In Tongues, in much in the way that Young Guns' lead singer Gus is lured into the maelstrom: by an exciting encounter with a girl in suspenders, stockings and a very short fur coat.
But its never as good again for Gus as that first time - in fact, it gets a whole lot worse – in a stylish visual demonstration of the law of diminishing returns.
FAVOURITE COLOUR: BLACK (CHRIS TURNER):
"The brief was to make a film which was initially benevolent but takes a turn for the sinister. Something character-driven which included the band but wasn't conventionally performance based.
"I'd recently seen something about a 'photography club' where amateurs go to shoot glamour models posing for them. It sounded creepy, but a great metaphor for corrupted beauty if we gave it a visual twist to reflect the lyrical content of the song. The end result was a cyclical narrative which followed a guy who - after seeing an ad in a newspaper which read 'Do you want to dance with the Devil' (a line from the end of the song) - goes to a derelict location to photograph a model who embodies a typical kind of male fantasy version of sexuality.
"As the narrative repeats, the man (played by Gus - the lead singer) revisits this place multiple times, but the more he goes the more he sees the ugliness of the situation. In the end, Gus is confronted by a twisted, distorted version of an ideal he once desired. During the edit, we removed the exterior 'real world' scenes to give the final film a more abstract feel and stylised aesthetic."
|Director||Favourite Colour: Black|
|Production Company||Stable London|
|Director of Photography||Luke Scully|
|Focus Puller||Rees Lipscomb|
|2nd AC||Rich Savage|
|Art Director||Chris Turner|
|Editing company||The Quarry|
|Grading company||Absolute Post|
|Post production company||Absolute Post|
|Post Producer||Belinda Grew|
|Lead actor||Hayley Ku'unani|
|Director's Representation||Alexa Haywood|
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