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[*] posted on 2007-2-24 at 02:48 PM
The Video for Someone to Love


Okay, you've just been hired by Fountains of Wayne (or, more accurately, Virgin Records) to direct the video for Someone to Love. You meet with the boys (an aside: Adam's going to be 40 this year, so I can't refer to them as "boys") - what do you tell them is your idea for the video?

Do you go with a story-type video like Stacy's Mom? (Show Seth and Beth go thru their lonely lives in NY where they just miss meeting each other?)

Or do you go with a band-type video with Fountains of Wayne playing the song?

Or maybe something more unrelated - the band playing on the beach with waves hitting the drum kit, playing on a rooftop, playing in a factory, etc?

What do you think?

(One thing I would hope we can all agree on: the video should not include any creepy pre-teen identical twins or any washed up former sitcom stars as announcers.)
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[*] posted on 2007-2-24 at 04:06 PM


I would definitely combine both elements... create the story in the song and probably have the band playing in unlikely places, like the character's aparments as if they were singing to the characters. I think that would give it the humorous edge that Fountains of Wayne is known for.
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[*] posted on 2007-2-24 at 04:17 PM


I'd have the story of the lyrics going on aswell as having cameo-like apperances from Fountains Of Wayne. Like Chris could be one of the clients in the food industry And Adam the cab driver at the end.

Drew Carrey should also be in this video :bigsmile:




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[*] posted on 2007-2-24 at 04:17 PM


I'd have the story of the lyrics going on aswell as having cameo-like apperances from Fountains Of Wayne. Like Chris could be one of the clients in the food industry And Adam the cab driver at the end.

Drew Carey should also be in this video :bigsmile:




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[*] posted on 2007-2-24 at 08:04 PM


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Drew Carey should also be in this video :bigsmile:


Okay, I like Drew. But I draw the line at bringing back the creepy twins!!
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[*] posted on 2007-2-24 at 08:35 PM


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Drew Carey should also be in this video :bigsmile:


Okay, I like Drew. But I draw the line at bringing back the creepy twins!!


Agreed, they twins miming Chris' voice was just freaky :afraid:




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[*] posted on 2007-2-25 at 11:52 AM


Drew Carey shouldn't be in the video. :rotfl:
But I wanna see more of the band in it.
And Beth McKensie in a bikini or something. ;)




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[*] posted on 2007-2-25 at 05:55 PM


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I'd have the story of the lyrics going on aswell as having cameo-like apperances from Fountains Of Wayne. Like Chris could be one of the clients in the food industry And Adam the cab driver at the end.


I like this idea.

I think one of the problems in marketing Fountains of Wayne is that there's been no attempt to distinguish the guys. But I don't know that there's a good way to do that without making one of the guys "the star". (See, for example, Maroon 5.) Maybe we can get one of them to start dating Britney Spears.
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[*] posted on 2007-2-25 at 06:14 PM


their videos all seem pretty literal rather than abstract.

so it will be actors doing exactly whats mentioned in the song with sort of trippy flashes of the band playing their instruments inserted quickly here and there.

rinse lather and repeat.
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[*] posted on 2007-2-25 at 08:50 PM


I think they should use a hot chick in a car wash.............
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[*] posted on 2007-2-26 at 10:36 AM


I think so too.



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[*] posted on 2007-2-26 at 12:16 PM


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I think they should use a hot chick in a car wash.............


That seems somehow familiar...
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[*] posted on 2007-2-26 at 03:38 PM


somethings just always work..............:tongue:
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[*] posted on 2007-2-26 at 07:12 PM


Or they should have Jody Porter in a car wash, for us ladies. :D



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[*] posted on 2007-2-26 at 09:11 PM


hey,
i am all for equal opportunity oogling..............:inlove:
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[*] posted on 2007-2-28 at 11:23 PM


They should just dub the whole thing over the Stacy's Mom video and see if anyone notices.
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[*] posted on 2007-3-1 at 04:34 AM


Sounds good. :D



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[*] posted on 2007-3-6 at 02:15 PM


I'd take the obvious route and have the characters in the video, interspersed with the band miming.

What I'd do at the end though as Seth gets beat to the taxi, if have some random pretty stranger who has seen him get wet pull up and offer him a lift in her VW Beetle.

Whether she takes him to an Irish bar or not is up to the watchers' imaginations.
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[*] posted on 2007-3-7 at 06:57 AM


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I'd take the obvious route and have the characters in the video, interspersed with the band miming.

What I'd do at the end though as Seth gets beat to the taxi, if have some random pretty stranger who has seen him get wet pull up and offer him a lift in her VW Beetle.

Whether she takes him to an Irish bar or not is up to the watchers' imaginations.


I like this idea, i'm a sucker for happy endings




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[*] posted on 2007-3-7 at 12:33 PM


I really want them to bring out the video now!
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[*] posted on 2007-3-7 at 12:46 PM


But what about Beth's happy ending? You guys are all sexist. :shocked:



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[*] posted on 2007-3-7 at 01:25 PM


Beth is the one who jumped the taxi queue, she deserves the unhappy ending. It's a happy ending for the other girl, the one with the German car. It's a moral tale. :)
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[*] posted on 2007-3-8 at 02:35 PM


It appears we have a director!



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[*] posted on 2007-3-8 at 03:59 PM


as long as there is a unhappy ending in the song I feel they should just ride that idea out in the video.

have her cab pull away and splash him with water and standing there dripping wet and then have the cab swerve to avoid a horse and carriage and careen out of control and smash into a popeyes chicken branch and explode and then have seth standing looking amazed at all the secondary explosions and then a fireman steps next to him and it turns out it is a hot sexy female fireman and she leaves with seth and then seth turns to the camera and winks.....end of scene.

but they would never do anything that cool
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[*] posted on 2007-3-8 at 05:35 PM


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but they would never do anything that cool


Well, not since you let the cat out of the bag...........:lol:
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