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Post by rushlight » Tue Jan 06, 2004 9:44 pm

I know some of Rush's videos may not be the best but there were one or two I thought were good. I like Big Money because Rush is playing on top of a huge Monopoly board surrounded by the buildings. AfterImage is also a favorite but a sad topic. (Poor Neil lost a good friend) Distant Early Warning looks silly. What does a kid riding a missile have to do with Neil's words? :wink: What are your thoughts on the videos? :D
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Post by KaelMwithascrubbrush » Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:10 pm

The kid riding the missile is a visual metaphor for Neil's dismay over the prolferation of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction in general (see also "Manhattan Project," "Lock and Key," and "Peaceable Kingdom"). The metaphor represents an unthinking or unreflective approach to such weapons; I can't say for certain, but it seems that the image takes a lot from the end of Dr. Strangelove (or Doktor Unwirklicheliebe if you prefer the German translation).

I'd have to say my favorite Rush video has to be "Half the World." Shooting it in sepia and the barage of imagery is fabulous. My wife really likes the video for "Driven."
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Post by spiders_are_eating_me » Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:08 pm

I never saw the video for Half the World :cry: :cry: :cry: (sword thru the heart)
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Post by wcp » Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:29 pm

i never saw that one either, i always liked The Pass video and Time Stand Still all those flying Canadans remind me of home.

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Post by Aerosmitten » Thu Jan 08, 2004 1:07 am

spiders_are_eating_me wrote:I never saw the video for Half the World :cry: :cry: :cry: (sword thru the heart)
Aww...poor lad..I never seened it either :cry:

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Post by Aerosmitten » Thu Jan 08, 2004 1:19 am

wcp wrote:i never saw that one either,
Aww...Poor brother dear! :cry:

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Post by awip2062 » Thu Jan 08, 2004 9:38 am

wcp wrote:i never saw that one either, i always liked The Pass video and Time Stand Still all those flying Canadans remind me of home.
Craig, why do you need to be reminded of hame when you are there?
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Post by KaelMwithascrubbrush » Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:03 am

Ayeeeee, "The Pass" That's another good one. "Lock and Key" ain't too bad either. Ahhh and we all have to watch ooot for those flying Canuks :!: They're like everywhere, eh?
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Post by awip2062 » Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:13 am

If you think the flying Cauks are bad in the video, you should move up here. We have to deal wif them walking and flying and driving too! Ay-yi-yi! :roll:
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Post by wcp » Sat Jan 10, 2004 9:05 pm

we can fly because our hats are shaped just right.

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Post by KaelMwithascrubbrush » Sun Jan 11, 2004 5:27 pm

^^^
hahahaha
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Post by awip2062 » Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:11 pm

It isn't that hat that is shaped funny, dear.
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Post by Kevin » Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:36 pm

Sadly i've only seen the videos on the Chronicles dvd, and most of them were laughable. Afterimage isnt bad though. I wish i could get ahold of their other videos though.
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Post by rushlight » Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:33 pm

The only other videos are the ones from through The Camera Eye. And that tape isn't around anymore. :cry: You would probably get lucky if you find them on ebay. :wink:
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Alex as a teen in Canadian Documentary

Post by Zivo » Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:01 pm

Does anyone have any idea where one could find the 1968/69 documentary with Alex by independant film maker Alan King? (not the comedian). It is called "Come On Children" and it has the now-familiar reality aspect with loads of teens put together in a farmhouse. They somehow eventually revisit or recount with them, to find that Alex is "Now the guitar player for the popular musical act, Rush", as the narrator narrates. I have seen a clip with Alex playing guitar and some maniac dancing around and singing. It looked very interesting, and of course there is Alex, literally playing his earliest music...wait a minute...why don't we ALL have a copy of this?
Anyway, if anyone has any info on it, I would really appreciate it.
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