SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES (1985) This film came on USA network’s Night Flight that aired in the late 80’s early 90’s. I have bits of it recorded on a VHS tape somewhere … I wanted to see it again - at 2AM - found it after remembering the animation style was the same as a Michael Jackson video. My searches resembled random words that attempted to describe a long forgotten dream (nightmare??).
from his official site: ”ANCIENT LORE When producer Melissa Marsland sent a copy of Jim Blashfield’s short film SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES to Talking Heads in 1985, the band commissioned the team to create a video for their upcoming single And She Was from the album, Little Creatures. The succession of ground breaking music videos that followed imaginatively expanded the definition of the genre and captured attention around the world. The videos received 20 MTV Awards and Nominations (left) as well as a Cannes Golden Lionand a Grammy. Rolling Stone listed two of the videos (And She Was and Michael Jackson’s Leave Me Alone) among the 100 best videos of all time.”
“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” ― Anaïs Nin
“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.” ― Ernst Fischer
Film could be the greatest organizing device ever, urging people to action and to recognize their commonalities, but yet we still need to unlock that potential. Tell me something else that is totally immersive, possibly mind-blowing, that creates a shared emotional response among strangers,…
You say you want to start a revolution … well …yeah
“Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?” “Hmm … What do you think, Harry?” said Luna, looking thoughtful. “What? Isn’t there just a password?” “Oh no, you’ve got to answer a question,” said Luna. “What if you get it wrong?” “Well, you have to wait for somebody who gets it right,” said Luna. “That way you learn, you see?” “Yeah … Trouble is, we can’t really afford to wait for anyone else, Luna.” “No, I see what you mean,” said Luna seriously. “Well then, I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning.” “Well reasoned,” said the voice, and the door swung open.”