lol, little fun fact on the Talking Heads video. Tony Basil (oh Mickey song) choreographed this.
The video was choreographed and co-directed by Toni Basil. She and Byrne studied archive footage of “preachers, evangelists, people in trances, African tribes, Japanese religious sects” to see how Byrne could incorporate them into his performance. Televangelist Ernest Angley was another inspiration. According to Basil, “David kind of choreographed himself. I set up the camera, put him in front of it and asked him to absorb those ideas. Then I left the room so he could be alone with himself. I came back, looked at the videotape, and we chose physical moves that worked with the music. I just helped to stylize his moves a little.” To emphasize Byrne’s jerky movements, Basil used an “old-fashioned” zoom lens. The video was made on a low budget; Basil described it as “about as lo-tech as you could get and still be broadcastable”.
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