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Modest Mouse – King Rat

Hamlet: Do you see yonder cloud that’s almost in shape of a camel?
Polonius: By th’ Mass, and ’tis like a camel, indeed.
Hamlet: Methinks it is like a weasel.
Polonius: It is backed like a weasel.
Hamlet: Or like a whale.
Polonius: Very like a whale.

Shocked Sun

Much has been said about this video, conceived by Heath Ledger but left unfinished, in the preproduction phase, when the actor and director died. What else could I add? Well, a random quote from the Hamlet.

The video has been completed at The Masses, where Ledger was signed as a promo director, by co-director Daniel Auber, lead animator Norris Houk, animator Jade Taglioli and producer Sara Cline.

Terry Gilliam let Daniel Auber and Heath Ledger “work in the conference room of Peerless, his visual effects company.” Hence, “Heath decided to have the Monty Python trumpets popping down from the clouds, and” Daniel “proposed to have Terry’s face as The Sun in” the video.

King Rat is a single by the Modest Mouse, first released in 2005, then included in their 2009 EP entitled No One’s First and You’re Next.

Molto è stato detto di questo video, concepito da Heath Ledger e rimasto incompleto, in fase di preproduzione, alla morte dell’attore e regista. Cos’altro potrei aggiungere, a parte una citazione a caso dall’Amleto?

Il video è stato completato presso The Masses, dove Ledger lavorava come regista di video, dal co-regista Daniel Auber, l’animatore capo Norris Houk, l’animatore Jade Taglioli ed il produttore Sara Cline.

Terry Gilliam invitò Daniel Auber e Heath Ledger a “lavorare nella sala conferenze di Peerless, la sua compagnia di effetti speciali.” Per cui, “Heath ha deciso di inserire le trombe a la Monty Python che spuntano dalle nuvole, e” Daniel “ha proposto di usare la faccia di Terry per il Sole” nel video.

King Rat è un singolo dei Modest Mouse, già uscito nel 2005, ed ora incluso nell’EP del 2009 intitolato No One’s First and You’re Next.

© 2009 Sony Music Entertainment
Modest Mouse No Ones First And Youre Next

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