The Cure The Videos (1979-1986)
THE CURE VIDEOS (1979-1986)
"Killing An Arab" (Tim Pope, 1986). A rather boring video and I did not even appear in the group. An old, a beach, a calm sea ... and on the horizon ... three figures "imaginary."
"10:15 Saturday Night" (Piers Bedford, in November 1978. Members: Smith, Tolhurst, Dempsey). Here we can see the early Cure, very young. On a dark background we play the three guys who by then had no image intentionally.
"Boys Don't Cry" (Tim Pope, March 1986). This video was made seven years after the song appeared and invited Robert filming Michael Dempsey. Thus, we can see, behind the screen, the three original members (Smith, Tolhurst, Dempsey) trying to track the movements of three children about 12 years, ahead, pretend play their instruments.
"Jumping Someone Else's Train" (Tim Pope, February 1986). The first time I thought I saw a video more like a joke. Joking aside, the video includes the train ride from Victoria Station in London to Brighton and we can see ... as typical, vegetation, tunnels and above all ... the railway. All this on fast, highly consistent with the frantic pace of the song.
"A Forest" (Dave Hillier, March 1980. Members: Smith, Gallup, Tolhurst, Hartley). On a dark background, we see the four Cure playing to a camera with which they seem to "get along very well." Full seriousness, apathy and boredom. It seems that Simon is in a bad mood and that Robert is tired. Besides, distorted images, of course, a forest.
"Play For Today" (Dave Hillier, March 1980). The same is the same thing except this time there is no forest and the background is white. On it stand four figures, dressed in black, static, again showing face "few friends" and practically outside the chambers.
"Primary" (Bob Rickerd, March 1981. Members: Smith, Gallup, Tolhurst). New change of director and training, which is a small step in the evolution of the videos of the Cure. Appear once again playing with two innovations: Robert plays bass and appears for the first time with makeup. All this interspersed with images of three girls very flirty.
"Other Voices" (Bob Rickerd, March 1981). The same formation. Filmed in a room ill-defined forms, again appear Cure playing with the same attitude (although they see something more "unwrapped". Smoke and distorted images transport us to another dimension.
"Charlotte Sometimes" (Mike Mansfield, October 1981. Members: Smith, Gallup, Tolhurst).
Lol: "It is shameful!. We wanted the video tells a story and went to roll it to an old abandoned psychiatric hospital, a strange place where there were still furnished rooms. "
Robert even brought home some old paintings and sculptures that were there.
Robert: We gave Mike Mansfield's book "Charlotte Sometimes" for him to read. We wanted a video that was really mysterious. But when we saw we did not know whether to laugh or mourn.
Yet I still think it is one of the best videos that have made The Cure and, without doubt, the most beautiful. Charlotte absorbed and wandered around outside the three pairs of eyes are watching. A mirage of itself, madness, death ...
"The Hanging Garden" (Chris Gabrin, July 1982. Members: Smith, Gallup, Tolhurst). Another of the best videos they have done. The images are fused with the music masterfully. One can say that the spirit of the song is perfectly represented. Moon, wind, fog, stone and three masked figures.
It was shot at 7 in the morning with a horrible cold. The masks were made by themselves and used the equipment they had brought fame to the Madness crackpot, only that the Cure did not work out the desired mood.
"Let's Go to Bed" (Tim Pope, in November 1982, Members: Smith, Tolhurst)
the antithesis of what the band had been playing. Starting from a demo recorded for Pornography, but not included, called "Temptation", Smith wrote a happy song, easy listening, in which the battery is replaced by a drum machine. The theme also changes. The song is a sarcastic reflection of this sexual imagery in pop music.
To the surprise of everyone, including Smith himself, the song became an instant hit, prompting Smith to rethink their intention to finish off the Cure.
"The Walk" (Tim Pope, in June 1983.). He improvised a lot and was shot on black background, which is unusual at the time. Lol each shot and Robert themselves changed the makeup and clothing. They had a big box of toys that Robert was picking up the shirts (each one more tacky). Lol insisted on wearing a dress, while Robert went out wearing a beautiful bib ...
This video is pretty surreal, full of symbols that "whoever dares to play." The magician Lol, baby Robert, and an old woman who is playing with his hands the letter of the song ...
Pope: "The video of "The Walk"was the best thing I did in a long time since I developed and they were developed, and began to approach the true character of Robert. The suggested ideas. It is ambitious, but in a fun and he knows it. His lyrics are perfect for filming because each sentence has a corresponding emphasis. "
Robert: "I painted her face with her fingers before each scene and put on my black bone necklace he had stolen from Siouxie or Severin."
Lol: "The BBC did not want to put it, then when exiting make-up Robert and I thought we were gay."
"The Lovecats" (Tim Pope, in October 1983. Members: Smith, Tolhurst, Anderson, Thompson, Thornalley). The song is inspired by "The Aristocats" by Walt Disney, specifically called attention to the scene in which Robert cats make a party on the rooftops of Paris. The video was shot one night and is one of the most fun they've done.
Robert: "It was a good night. We told a real estate agent we had thought of buying that house in Hamstead, so we left the keys. We have all the film crew and the next morning, after shooting the video, handed the keys ".
They invited many people and had a party there, so that at about 4 am, when they were filming the video, everyone was beside himself. They had managed to gather 30 cats, but still put food in strategic locations, as the lights were lit, shot off.
Lol: "terrified, at about 6 am, a rastafar walking along the street, seemingly out of nowhere I dressed and cat."
Pope: "It is my favorite video because I think it's too easy that you like. Maybe I was a bit far, but anyway the song is like a game. The image delirious Robert-something a bit worried, but I like the way your personality is developed from the "Let's Go To Bed" through "The Walk" to "The Lovecats". Every time it was showing more and more outgoing. My way of working is very close to that of Robert in the study. He knows the feeling of the song, know the structure, but does not know all the details beforehand. "
"The Canterpillar" (Tim Pope, in July 1984. Education: Smith, Tolhurst, Anderson, Thompson, Thornalley). After the crazy pictures that accompanied the three previous singles, The Canterpillar, however, video had a more "moderate." Filmed in a beautiful place of modern architecture and full of plants (I guess it would be a greenhouse), this time Robert takes a much more modosita, while the rest of the group will not stop Decontrol. Still, for Pope "the only thing funny was to see Robert with the huge white shirt."
"We wanted to use butterflies, but still had not at that time of year, so we had to settle with the caterpillars."
"In Between Days" (Tim Pope, in July 1985. Members: Smith, Gallup, Tolhurst, Thompson, Williams) .. Once again, the video emerged between the group and Pope. Robert is the favorite, which wanted something in the style of the old works of 60 of Dave Clark Five, black and white. They used those wires that are commonly used in circuses, to hold the camera and balance to Robert. One team held out to be the correct tension, but at first take it all went wrong. Calculated the weight of the camera, but forgot to tell a piece, so when he was violently thrown to Robert, who fortunately realized that something was wrong and bent down, brushing past the camera head, and then rotate around you.
The idea of fluorescent colors occur to Robert, but it seems that Pope interpreted his way. Pope told Robert that he would like colors FLAS going around your head. "Colors of my socks as" Pope hinted at what Robert said yes. A great Pope because he thought the socks were cheap and readily available, but ... 8000 pounds was spent drawing and colors to the video!. "Fucking mental!, Is monstrous!" was the reaction of Robert.
Robert: "The recording was exhausting because I had to take the camera strapped for 5 hours. In addition we had to paint the face with ultraviolet colors and stay 4 hours with my eyes closed, and we were cuddling seemed ridiculous."
"Close To Me" (Tim Pope, September 1985. Members: Smith, Gallup, Tolhurst, Thompson, Williams) .. Robert Pope told him that the video should somehow capture the kind of claustrophobic feel when you are in a cabinet which can not try out with too much violence as you are on the edge of a cliff. Pope took this at face value and plunged into the water in a closet. Pope was worried because he feared the video encouraging children to get into the cabinets and jump off cliffs (?). Robert, first of all meant to be a claustrophobic video (Y will agree with me that did it), and so, using the largest study of London, used the set smaller.
"A Night Like This" (Tim Pope, in March 1986. Members: Smith, Gallup, Tolhurst, Thompson, Williams) .. And now the end of this video collection with a very "relaxed" when compared with the previous events and our "old friend" (because after this article ...) Tim Pope. Cure appear playing, here you see them, would be yes, but not so still, not so distant. Not that they are very "festive", but we do not need it?. The background is a soft blue with a faint halo of light that show the silhouette of a tree ... while the ceiling hangs a sort of flags (I'd have you never noticed that in most of the videos of the Cure there are things hanging out there?. Only thing to say that the planes that depart seem to indicate that we have to stop soon video ...
Finally referring to a series of films of the group that can be seen between video and video (now on a plane, small pranks, minutes before a concert ...).
Robert: "When we put it all together apparently the first material was awful, so we did it more exciting by adding some old home movie, to give the thing a sense of history. Beginning in 1979, in the bandstand of Crawley, then a fragment of us in the Reading festival in which 79 of teloneábamos to Motorhead. The first video we made were hilarious, we thought we were on the sidelines of creating an image, so we put them in front of the camera appearing to be very boring people ( they were). We are now well known videos thanks to Tim Pope. The moves our ideas really well. I am happier now and it shows. "
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