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eruthros ([personal profile] eruthros) wrote2017-05-30 03:30 pm
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vid: Field Work (Imperial March), Indiana Jones

Title: Field Work (Imperial March)
Fandom: Indiana Jones films
Song: The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) by John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra
Length: 3:06
Contains: Mild gore, hanging, desecration of the dead, systemic racism, institutional violence, white actors playing characters of color.
Summary: It belongs in a museum.

Download 1080p: Field Work (Imperial March) mp4, 217 MB, 1920x800
Download 720p: Field Work (Imperial March) mp4, 104 MB, 1152x480
Subtitles: Field Work subtitles (these are only for the dialogue, since the song is an instrumental)

Notes: I made this vid for [personal profile] thingswithwings's playlist "Colonization and its Discontents" for the [community profile] wiscon_vidparty this year. This is a vid I'd been talking about making for a while, and I have a lot of feelings about it, which I might put in another post when I haven't been in a car for 13 hours.

Streaming version:


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[personal profile] isweedan 2017-05-30 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
HOT DAMN.
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[personal profile] dangercupcake 2017-05-31 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
this is beyond fantastic. this is so great.
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[personal profile] cypher 2017-05-31 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
wow, that was fierce.
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[personal profile] some_stars 2017-05-31 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I love this! I love the progression of images that culminates with him in the university setting--especially love the shot of him underlining "fact," how brilliant.
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[personal profile] laceblade 2017-06-01 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Just, wow.
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[personal profile] isagel 2017-06-01 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so glad you finally made this vid! It's everything I knew you would make it be, so chilling and smart. Well done!
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[personal profile] schneefink 2017-06-01 06:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow. This is fantastic, I got chills watching it.
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[personal profile] fightingarrival 2017-06-03 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I already told you this but this is great. It is simultaneously so funny and so pointed and so infuriating. It's such a great teardown of this image of white American heroic individualism that people pine after. I love how the music builds back up on the guns vs swords clip, a gif that has unironically been used in a million "modern weapons are just better ok :)" internet debates. I love the map. I love the clip of Indy adjusting his hat while everyone else does the hard work of digging. I like everyone love FACT.

Indy you tenured fucking asshole.
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[personal profile] lannamichaels 2017-06-04 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
This is *awesome*
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[personal profile] streussal 2017-06-04 07:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Fuuuuuuck. Okay:

The way you've cut him repeatedly using the dead as tools is so upsetting. And then pocketing shit that does not belong to him ugh.

Him smugly writing FACT on the chalkboard is just the ultimate in western empiricism.

The military presence with the American flag and nuclear bomb oh my god. The shots of the dead and him receiving accolades holy shit!!

Also using the Star Wars villain music is such a brilliant move.
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[personal profile] brainwane 2017-06-05 03:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Seconding all of this. Plus the white kids' faces adoringly looking at him. And the lovely little quote at the end.
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[personal profile] runawaynun 2017-06-06 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
This is brutal. And ridiculously accurate. And I propose putting the Imperial March to all of Western history. But I do love how you flipped the narrative from the "bold American" to the point of view of those who just wanted to keep their own sacred objects.
Edited 2017-06-06 20:59 (UTC)
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[personal profile] sophygurl 2017-06-06 09:00 pm (UTC)(link)
fantastic reframing of a classic using the music from another classic - and just hearing Vader's song while watching Han do evil things yk??
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[personal profile] magnetgirl 2017-06-18 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
Hi! Is it ok if I post this to tumblr as a vid rec? It's amazing and I want to share :)
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[personal profile] seekingferret 2017-06-18 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
This is so great.
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[personal profile] lilly_the_kid 2017-06-21 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
This is brilliant! Such a great concept and I love how you vidded it. It gets better every time I watch it, so many amazing parallels between the movies and such a haunting repetition of the same disturbing themes. Awesome vid!!
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[personal profile] china_shop 2017-07-03 02:35 am (UTC)(link)
Here via [personal profile] lilly_the_kid's rec. This is so good! Wow!
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[personal profile] giandujakiss 2017-07-04 09:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Somehow I missed this earlier - it's marvelous!
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[personal profile] ivyfic 2017-07-05 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Marvelous. Spot on.
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[personal profile] cathexys 2017-07-06 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
That is amazing!!! Thank you for sharing.What a perfect vid for the playlist (and what a great playlist title :)
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[personal profile] pkoceres 2017-07-07 07:06 am (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, this is fantastic! These movies had been favorites of my childhood, but revisiting them as an adult was a sobering and somewhat fraught experience. This deftly strips the pretense of heroism away, and shows the layered systems of oppression in brutal honesty. Thanks for sharing.
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[personal profile] odessie 2017-07-08 04:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, this is AMAZING. You just, argh, nailed it. From the description/warnings I was kind of thinking 'cool, I kind of know what's coming', but was SO not prepared for the sheer visceral impact of Indy casually flinging other people's dead bodies around and it all just built and built from there. Serious chills on the FACT moment, and the whole thing's beautifully structured.