Attention: Gotham City, There Is A War Going On For Your Mind

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Vid
Title: Attention: Gotham City, There Is A War Going On For Your Mind
Creator: cherryice
Date: August 2009
Format: DivX .avi
Length: 1:25 minutes
Music: Flobots’ "There's a War Going On for Your Mind"
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Fandom: Batman: The Dark Knight
Footage:
URL: vid announcement
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Attention: Gotham City, There Is A War Going On For Your Mind is a The Dark Knight vid by cherryice. It was reviewed by zephyrprince at the Vid Commentary LJ community on October 19, 2009.

Vidder's Summary: "Attention: Gotham City. There is a war going on for your mind."

Vid Commentary:"“Attention: Gotham City” to me is not about Batman or about the Joker or Two-Face though they all appear in the vid, but rather about a third party that plays a major role in The Dark Knight but still largely goes unnoticed – the citizens of Gotham City. cherryice’s tight cutting of the images in this relatively short vid underscore this perspective first and foremost by seeking to give us the perspectives of the mass group of people experiencing the terror that unfolds in their city throughout the film. This also creates an affect that differs from many vids, which match slightly longer clips more closely with individual lyrical lines. This also affected the way I chose to do my commentary, paying less close attention to the linear development of each individual stanza and looking more at the larger affects on the group."[1]

The vidder also provided extended vid commentary of her own: "'If millions believe a lie, does the story supplant the truth? If there was a war, who fought it and who won?"[2]

Reactions/Reviews

  • "Whoah! So powerful and so much intense, intricate editing packed into such a short space. I really love this - to be honest I love this worlds more than i did the actual film. ;) Definitely going to have to watch this again. I have a feeling it's going to be one of those where I catch something new every time. Very awesome!"[3]
  • "I love the way the clips you juxtaposed with the tragedy displayed in the pictures. did I mention the cool part? a very powerful piece. does a great job of reinforcing the message of the song."[4]

References

  1. WebCite for the vid commentary.
  2. WebCite for cherryice's extended vid commentary at the vid commentary LJ community.
  3. WebCite for feedback at the vid announcement.
  4. WebCite for feedback at the vid announcement.