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Kinderfeld
shambler
(12/4/02 10:42:11 pm)
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Wasn't The Ring video from NIN videos?
From the set "Closure", I heard there were images between videos (ladder, maggots...)


I'm new and I'm sure this was probably discussed. Sorry if it was.

Isoline
citizen of the Loopworld
(12/4/02 11:27:14 pm)
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Re: Wasn't The Ring video from NIN videos?
I think that was purely coincedental. The creators of the "Samaravid" as we here call it, were part of an effects team with a studio called Method Productions. They have no affiliation with Trent Reznor or Nine Inch Nails.

Besides, if it did, than that would mean Samara curses everyone, then sits around sulking in her studio, complaining about former producers and playing Doom all day. :)

You say psycho like its a bad thing!

Lee Fiora Solus
out from the well
(12/5/02 9:59:45 am)
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Wasn't The Ring video from NIN videos?
Yeah I noticed that too when I first saw the movie. I thought it was pure coincidental.

mikejonas
moderator
(12/5/02 10:55:35 am)
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Re: Wasn't The Ring video from NIN videos?
Like an earlier thread about Dali and Bunuel's "Un Chien Andalou," I would think it was not a matter of the Ring video being directly derived from these sources as much as it bears mere similarities to them in that they're all short motion pictures with surreal, disturbing images. The cursed video probably owes a little bit more to "Un Chien Andalou" (which was made in 1929) than "Closer" (1994-ish, a year before the novel's release).

Stills from Un Chien Andalou:
http://www.tcf.ua.edu/Classes/Jbutler/T340/SurrealismUnChienAndalou1.htm

The whole darn Un Chien Andalou movie (96 MB Quicktime):
http://www.tcf.ua.edu/Classes/Jbutler/T340/ChienAndalou.mov

Edited by: mikejonas at: 12/5/02 10:59:03 am
anouke
out from the well
(12/6/02 11:56:58 am)
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Re: Wasn't The Ring video from NIN videos?
Thanks for that Un Chien Andalou link, I've been waiting to see that movie again for ages! (the first time I sw it I was a little girl) It seems to not be available on video, and everytime it comes to a film festival here I"m like broke or something.

Agent Sarah
Sadako slave
(12/6/02 5:13:52 pm)
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Re: Wasn't The Ring video from NIN videos?
To tell you the truth, the cursed tape DID look like a Nine Inch Nails music video.

Oddworld Rules!

Combat Wombat
further down the Spiral
(12/6/02 9:13:27 pm)
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Re: Wasn't The Ring video from NIN videos?
That... video... is... INSANE. And delightfully so! I guess now we know what a silent b&w movie co-produced by a nutty, Spanish abstract painter looks like. My major reaction? WTF?! Thanks very much for posting it, though! I got a great download speed.

-CW