Novak (novak) wrote,

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Personal/Musical: My Favourite Music Video Ever: Elvis Costello's "Veronica"

The music video that makes me believe that the genre can have some artistic merit. This was the first music video that I ever saw that I thought added to the artistic quality and even integrity of the song, if that makes any sense whatsoever. That's still a very rare quality, from what little I see of music videos, but this one sold me in its cinematography and its faithfulness to both the song and to the constant "intertextual" quality of memory: I know that – despite being based on his Grandmother who you take to be suffering from some kind of dementia or Alzheimer's – it certainly reflects my own experience of all the constantly-interweaving memories that make up my identity.

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