Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|REM - Parallel|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Wea-des Moines Video Release Date: 08/22/2000 Run time: 70 minutes Rating: Pa
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An excellent collection of R.E.M. videos!
Nicholas J. Reynolds | Madison, WI USA | 10/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD showcases R.E.M. during their prime. It covers the videos from the albums Automatic For The People and Monster. In addition to having the original videos, it also has interesting transition scenes between the videos which add to the experience and a little bit of additional footage. It contains the videos for Drive, Man on the Moon, The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite, Everybody Hurts, Nightswimming, Find The River, What's The Frequency Kenneth, Bang and Blame, Star 69, Strange Currencies, and Crush With Eyeliner. This video does come with a Parental Warning since it does have some nudity in it, so if this is a problem for you, don't purchase it. Otherwise, rush out and buy this excellent DVD with hard-to-find videos!"
Fantastic REM Videos
reallove77 | Kansas City, MO | 10/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fantastic compilation of REM's videos from a great musical period for the band. Unlike their previous DVD, this is 70 minutes long, with 11 videos from "Automatic For the People", and "Monster". It also has short surreal film footage in between each video. I love having the videos available to watch anytime, the digital sound quality and the chapter selections of DVD. There is even an option to turn on the lyrics. If you enjoy having your favorite band's music on DVD, this is a necessary addition for the collection."
Symbolism in R.E.M.
MICHAEL PHILLIPS | Lamoni, IA | 02/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a huge R.E.M. fan and attender of one incredible concert in St. Louis in August of 1999, I was astounded at how mysterious and illuminating this video was. From the desert walk through of Michael while singing Man on the Moon, to the witty banter of Mike Mills backstage before a 90's concert, "It won't be perfect. Be prepared for anything," we get to see rare personal behavior of the stars. Stipe's dancing on What's the Frequency Kenneth is so engrossing. He sways with the microphone. Also the weird side and diagonal shots on the live performance with Michael jumping up and than stepping back down on the speakers is very cool. I liked the Nightswimming part simply because they cut back and forth between the submerged girls. The naked people at the campfire seemed very atavistic and raw just like R.E.M's music throughout the early and mid 90's. Michael jumps onto the truck driven by Bill Berry in Man on the Moon. But the most poignant part of this video is during Everybody Hurts, where people are sitting in their cars in traffic, and the subtitles go through their head on the misery of life. And then as R.E.M. weaves their way through the traffic with Buck playing guitar on top of a vehicle, the people suddenly get out and began marching. Strange Currencies is done really well and the last song Crushed with Eyeliner with the Japanese students singing the words while psychidelically orange hula hoopers and neon women give the video a sexy tone. All the directors from Peter Care to Jem Cohen do the vidoes completely different. This makes for a varied and enigmatic look into the legend that is R.E.M. I'm already ordering another Amazon. All R.E.M. disciples will go Bucky over Peter's silence in answering a question on the letter Q during the alphabet backstage part of the video (the last part). As Michael opens up the piano and lyrical notations of Automatic for the People we get a sense of him opening his mind and the beauty and genius that lies within this band. Only one thing could have helped this video and that was Bill Berry saying something. But rocking on drums is his contribution and congratulations is well deserved to Amazon for having this wonderful video and giving customers a forum to discuss their opinions of the products. It not only helps the customer decide, it lets people hone their descriptive prose, and engage dialogue about consumerism. We even talk about Amazon in all our business classes at Graceland College, Lamoni, IA."
kingseyeland | Indiana | 12/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have IN VIEW and THE IRS YEARS -- R.E.M.'s most recent video compilation DVDs. Here's what's on Parallel that isn't on either of those:
"Find The River"
"Bang And Blame"
"Crush With Eyeliner""