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Thread: Video Vs. Video

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    Exact same premise as the Song Vs. Song topic, no frills, but make your favourite videos* fight each other! You can post the videos from YouTube if you like, but I assume we all know them well enough to just put them in the pit.

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    Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge vs. mOBSCENE

    *To make things interesting, ALL video projects released by Marilyn Manson are included; so Autopsy, and yeah, even WOW are valid. Just not videos he was in, but weren't his songs. The exception is of course Long Hard Road Out Of Hell.


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    I dig the look of the Third Day... video, but the mObscene video is one of his best by far. It totally showcased the aesthetic of the album, and the making of definitely shows the great amount of work and thought put into it.

    mObscene vs. Heart-Shaped Glasses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemoris Inferioris View Post
    mObscene vs. Heart-Shaped Glasses
    Hmm, you know I'm actually going to go for Heart-Shaped Glasses. I think a lot of The Golden Age Of Grotesque was intentionally meant to cross-pollenate, by which I mean Manson kept it reasonably simple after three albums of complex visuals across numerous mediums.

    Heart-Shaped Glasses starts out quite deliberately pedestrian; club, sex, girls, blood, rock etc. - but after the 3:15 mark (ha!) you realise there's a morbid subtext that revels in gore and ultimately, death. The mOBSCENE video is great fun, but as he said himself, it's more of an exercise in him showcasing his visual influences for the album, which if you're a dedicated fan, was obviously expanded upon much more thoroughly during Doppelherz.

    Anyway, I actually prefer the video I'm going to pit ...Glasses against so I'd be interested to see who takes this on:-

    Heart-Shaped Glasses vs. Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin'-Geddon


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    Quote Originally Posted by S.D. View Post
    Heart-Shaped Glasses vs. Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin'-Geddon
    I think the video for Arma...Geddon definitely shows the attitude, themes, and color scheme of the album very well, with the references of the apocalypse in American Suburbia. However, the Heart-Shaped Glasses video is definitely one of my favorites. It's very cinematic, and has little elements in the video that reference a lot of the songs on the album (If I was your vampire, just a car crash away, Are you the rabbit?, etc). It totally captures the Rockstar-Vampyr vibe Manson seemed to be going for. It's a perfect video that fits perfectly with the song.

    Heart-Shaped Glasses vs. No Reflection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemoris Inferioris View Post
    Heart-Shaped Glasses vs. No Reflection
    Hmm, this is actually quite difficult. You know, I'm going with No Reflection. Born Villain's videos are sorely overlooked and underappreciated (so say I) and I think Manson gave fans what they'd been demanding in the form of concise, evocative short films with visceral content. No Reflection is lovely to watch, juxtaposing a band performance with a peculiar, violent, Americana sub-narrative.

    Okay, let's see where this goes:-

    No Reflection vs. Apple Of Sodom


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    No Reflection for sure! I can't find pleasure into viewing the video for Apple of Sodom, it's such a distorted little clip. Whenever I watch my MM video collection I always skip Apple of Sodom and Cryptorchid lol!

    No Reflection VS Running to the Edge of the World

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    Prefer No Reflection's visuals. As much as I love Running to the Edge of the World as a song the Vid is fairly empty.

    No Reflection vs Say10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korpz View Post
    No Reflection vs Say10
    It's No Reflection for me again.

    No Reflection vs. Apple Of Sodom



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    No Reflection

    No Reflection vs. God's Gonna Cut You Down

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue angel View Post
    No Reflection vs. God's Gonna Cut You Down
    Oh No Reflection by an astounding country mile. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed the ...Cut You Down video, it's neat little slice of Gothic Americana, and a great conclusion, but No Reflection is one of Manson's most underrated videos from an album that still doesn't get the credit (I think) it deserves. He explored a theatrical, poetic side of his personality on that record, which I think was aspired to on ...Grotesque, embraced on EAT ME, DRINK ME, but not perfected until Born Villain. I'm aware that's an unpopular or peculiar take on his catalogue, but I'll stick by it. I should also note that I rate The High End Of Low above all three records I just referenced.

    I digress.

    Yeah, No Reflection's video easily. All the peripheral visuals for Born Villain were fantastic, which is curious considering how utterly low-key the album itself was. Maybe that was intentional, who knows.
    No Reflection is sumptuous, and although fleeting, you get a full-band panorama that harked back to The Dope Show, Disposable Teens, and Putting Holes In Happiness. Although the viewer can draw their own conclusions, it's hard to tell what the fuck's going on in the house Manson's sat in, and that's a pretty literal, uh, reflection of Born Villain itself from start-to-finish. The colour palette, cinematography, and editing are all engaging, I love it.

    Anyway, gush over.

    No Reflection vs. Apple Of Sodom


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