WednesdayVideoio9.com did a great article in which they pointed out that Taylor Swift’s video for “Out of the Woods” is fairytale madness of the absolute best kind, and I am not one to argue. I am also an unapologetic fan of Talyr Swift. I love the song, which sounds exactly like the way I feel when trying to manage periods of anxiety. Listen to how the thing Taylor is worried about keeps drumming along underneath, and she keeps shoving it down, and shoving it down, until it breaks out in the high notes and then she has to try to shove it down again. Taylor is caught in the weird space in which people either idolize her or demonize her and I’m not saying she’s my idol, but DAMN that woman can write a song (she co-wrote this one with Jack Antonoff).

And also…this video is beautiful and insane and I’m not sure what happened here, but it sure was super cool. And I’m having a very emotional week this week so I’m not gonna lie – that final flash of writing chocked me up every time. So here it is:

 

Lest we forget when Taylor tackled science fiction by blowing everything up with her girlfriends, here’s the video to “Bad Blood”. In this video, she throws in The Fifth Element, The Hunger Games, Tron, Mad Max, MMA fighting, some truly incredible high heels, and pretty much all of the 1970’s into four minutes.Click on “Watch on You tube” to view.

Wednesday Videos: Marvel and DC Give Thanks and then Fight

WednesdayVideoHey, hope you are all having a happy Thanksgiving week! Here’s what Marvel and DC are thankful for:

And you know what would make me thankful? If this movie ever got made. Check out this amazing fan trailer for a Marvel/DC movie in which all the heroes and villains of the franchises go head to head. Here’s Part I:

And Part II which is basically 7 minutes of glorious combat:

Wednesday Videos: A Trip to the Moon

WednesdayVideoLook what I found! A Trip to the Moon – often considered the first science fiction movie ever! This movie had a bit of a resurrection due to being featured in the movie¬†Hugo.¬†The short film (about fifteen minutes) was made in 1902 using theatrical tricks and the “stop trick” effect. Incidentally, on youtube you’ll find a variety of background soundtracks – they are all fair game. The silent film was intended to be played with a soundtrack accompaniment, but creator George Melies never specified what music should be played.

You can find five Melies films and information about them at Open Culture (openculture.com).

Wednesday Videos Love Comic Books, Meredith Brooks, and Pop-Up Video

WednesdayVideoBitch Planet Vol. 1, by Kelly Sue DeConnick, comes out tomorrow and I’m just a teensy bit excited. In honor of Bitch Planet, here’s Meredith Brooks’ music video for Bitch:

During a brief period of my life I had cable T, which was a problem because I spent all my time watching VH1 Pop-Up Videos (remember those?) Brooks had to hang from a wire a lot to make the video and she is terrified of heights. So add ‘BADASS WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING’ to her list of character traits. Because youtube LOVES ME here’s the pop-up video version: