Image Union, episode 0721

Compilation episode from Image Union featuring the work of Paul Glickman, Marilyn Wulff, Terry Miller, and Teri Yarbrow. Also featured are award-winning commercials for Leyland Runner and Falstaff Cigars.

00:00Copy video clip URL Image Union opening.

01:13Copy video clip URL “The Calypso Singer” by Paul Glickman. Color animation. An animated adaptation of a classic Stan Freberg comedy recording in which a calypso singer, attempting to sing “Banana Boat Song,” receives criticism from a bongo-playing beatnik.

05:17Copy video clip URL “Big Wake” by Marilyn Wulff. Color video and B&W animation. A short experimental video combining live action and computer animation.

11:44Copy video clip URL “Tonight” by Terry Miller. B & W film. A woman tortures her boyfriend in this somewhat sadistic parody set to the song “Tonight” from “West Side Story.”

17:16Copy video clip URL Commercials for Leyland Runner and Falstaff Cigars. These two commercials won prizes in the U.S. Television Commercials Festival.

19:41Copy video clip URL “Popular Thought” by Teri Yarbrow. A powerful experimental short examining the danger of religious politics, over-zealous religiousness, and religious bigotry, finding a link between the tactics of Hitler’s Germany and Ronald Reagan’s America. Repeated quotes from Jerry Falwell refer to American Christians as an “army.” Footage of an Ohio parade featuring a “Let’s Bring America Back to God”  banner is shown under audio of a modified version of the American pledge of allegiance: “I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to the savior who saves all. One savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe.”

24:48Copy video clip URL Image Union end credits.

 

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