I’m most likely naive to many but in the past I’ve only experienced a few songs ♪～♪ becoming complete movie type of concepts where lyric & vocals lend themselves to the expression of visuals not in a pv style but rather a true themed approach matching lyrical meaning from pen~to~paper~to~screen then occurring in a most special and a bit of a rare treat~.
In hindsight and after many years have passed a now amusing memory occurred at somewhere around 10 years old for me when an older sibling’s friend thought it then a good idea to introduce me to Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”, a definite musically themed visual….truly a complete movie. I’d not have heard of this group before at the time and through the enticing of there being the promise of animation how could a child really resist?? I truly didn’t understand much of what was going on then and I imagine I thought their accents were cute, however but upon revisiting this musical adaption to film years later in my adult life I’ve pondered of what thoughts may have gone through my mind at the sight of a giant (slightly visually obscured though…) animated vagina* then devouring man whole..or so this movie would have you believe =O. Symbolism for sure but nevertheless eye opening in a literal sense O_o. I do get it though…the overbearing mother, the unfaithful girlfriend and really isn’t it pretty awesome how music told through visuals can bring so much more thought and storytelling to our minds into an easily received media~.
Fast forward to today and yet we’ll be revisiting the past and the VHS you see to the right was a happy finding years after its release when it had gone long out of print, the result of specialty shops and second~hand stores having so much hidden gems within them if you take the time to search and now with a VHS~~> DVD transfer years and years later I’m finally able to share this mini~film of approximately 17 minutes here for the very first time =).
As this song turned mini~drama here unfolds the first half is captured in black & white while the second half is shot in color which presents a subtle underlying meaning and dynamic which has a profound affect in the storytelling here which becomes more evident as you watch. The story is about the emotional effects of moving and the deep friendships~♥ of adolescence. And with the dialogue remaining modest throughout it’s the song itself which takes center stage as Mochida Maki’s vocals remains one of the purest in my opinion….for more on Mochida Maki you can visit this link~*.
~Mochida Maki “Sono mama de iiwa~field no suna~” (mini movie)~