Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Speed Clips

'No York City' by Rick Liss is a sped up stroll through NYC of the '80s. There are many things of note in the flick, which seems to represent the coke binges of the time as much as it does the fast-paced nature of 'the city that never sleeps' - the Twin Towers, the Lower East Side as burnt out shells and hulks of empty buildings, mimes in Central Park, street fairs and vendors...

If you're nostalgic, and ludditically romantic, you'll notice an absence of cell phones, Ipads, Ipods, any portable electronics basically, Shiny Steel Condo Towers, banks, Starbucks, Chain stores...

Either way, the short film is an interesting, brief peek at a world left behind by the frantic stride embodied by the high-speed video. It also happens to remind me of a film close to my heart, 'Yellow Submarine,' specifically the part when the chaotic orchestral section of 'A Day in the Life' plays. Start the video below at 4:06 if you're impatient, otherwise, watch the whole thing.

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