While I usually refer to The Crow as the greatest gothic music video ever made the truth is I’ve seen it more times than I can remember. I skipped work to catch an early matinee the day it premiered, then saw it two more times in the theatre, then again at the drive in as a double feature with Wolf. Since then who knows how many times on VHS, cable, and DVD.
I think they did a wonderful job adapting J. O’barr’s original dark, and violent, tragedy. As a movie it may not be Citizen Kane (which I’ve only watched once) I think it still comes across as well executed and moving.
Posting this because from stuff on my dash, it looks like a lot of people have never seen the original “Take On Me” video and hence missed the visual references.
Which is a shame, because this is one of the greatest music videos ever made. No one had done one like this before; it was almost outside the realm of imagination. It changed the way that music videos were made.
Not to rag on however Glee did its animation, but the faces were fuzzy and the movement confusing. This was done old school and it’s peerless., with incredible depiction of the faces and clarity of movement. Yeah, the live action parts are dated, but it’s still a work of art.