June 14 2011
Check out the monkey-faced creatures’ bicycle race in some unknown typical neighbourhood entitled NOSTALGIA 77//hush by UK-based director Joseph Rodrigues Marsh.
How relaxing, you’ll instinctively find yourself stretching your arms and setting for a chill-out mode. To be honest, this one is more or less a yawner- but in a soothing kind of way. The slow-mo footage documenting these monkey-(poker)faced creatures is somewhat bizarre: an old film with colour grading shifts and a retro appeal sountracked by your typical cigar-smoky-lounge-track Nostalgia 77- Hush. In all its simplicity, the race towards nowhere becomes irrelevant- who cares where they’re off to? There’s zero action going on and you’re not really expecting anything spectacular to happen what so ever. In all its predictability- you’ll keep on yawning an strecthing as they’ll endlessly keep racing towards some unknown destination.
The director’s work has included music videos for; The Bees, Bonobo, and Blood Red Shoes, as well as corporate work for Cadbury, M&S.
For more check out his work on Vimeo.
How times have changed to say the least, check out the old-school original version below from the 1960’s entitled One Got Fat narrated by Edward Everett Horton. Script and Direction: Dale Jennings. Photography: Max Hutto. Art Direction: Ralph Hulett.Having an entirely other meaning to it- its about bicycle safety rules, ironically having the opposite effect on the public and basically making them scared shitless.
Funny, I thought riding with a monkey mask (and looking like a nutcase) is a an obvious risk to take per se.