Tag Archives: night


Dark Roads

Concept similarities between music videos from Radiohead, Chet Faker and Bat for Lashes.

Chet Faker’s Gold (2014). Smooth, robotic camera, panning and tilting over a night road lit by headlights.

Director: Hiro Murai
DP: Larkin Seiple

much like Karma Police (1997).

the car in both videos is similar in style (1976 Chrysler New Yorker in Karma Police).
Directed by Jonathan Glazer

Or perhaps Bat for Lashes‘ What’s A Girl To Do

Bat For Lashes – What’s A Girl To Do from Blink on Vimeo.

Directed by Dougal Wilson | Blink Productions

David Lynch‘s Lost Highway, (1997).


Chet Faker. Talk is Cheap (2014).
Directed by Toby & Pete
DP: Dan Freene

Camera angle, set up, and progression.  Similar point of view with different interpretations of the passing of time.

Radiohead. No Surprises (1998)


Directed by Grant Gee

See imvb article

More on Murai










Watch out for man won man

Soldiers and ogres

Watch out for man-won man. Book street, Nampo, Busan.

Yellow and green ladies. Seoul.

Trail running. Jangsan Mountain. Night.
Up the pine tree forests.
Then soldiers on the road.
Out of the innocent shadow. Crouching and smoking.
I light them up with my torch not knowing they don’t want to be seen.
Lit up they recede like creatures that can only hold power in the night.
I turn off my light.
Helmet cat eyes shinning.
Cigarette ambers floating and then flaring up with the breath of new life.

I turn around slowly. I run back home pretending I saw neither war nor warriors.
Then I hear them chanting or laughing or crying.
They are waiting for the things that only exist in the dark.
Little soldiers with ambitious imaginations.
Then silence.
Orange lights deep in the forest.
Smells of meat.
A cauldron boiling slowly.
Dogs bark then silence again.
A running stream and the wind in the trees.
A lone bird cries, intermittently. Singing in morse code.
Folkloric creatures and curious soldiers watch me
while I make my way down to Busan.