The Vessels: Look At Me

The Vessels: Look At Me


Reviewed by: Angus Wolfe Murray

The singer is not T-Bone Burnett, but there is a strong similarity of style, the talking story song, with an ironic twist.

The animation is light and busy and fun, like you might expect on a credits sequence for one of Stanley Donen's romantic comedies.

It's a story of love, a young boy and a young girl and a motor bike. The horizon beckons, beyond which lies For Ever, the city of continuous harmony.

Of course, they don't make it. After the wild, careless months of youyousexsexmeme, there is a cooling off and an icing over and the boy's on his bike again, alone.

It should be sad, but it's charming, as if breaking up is the easiest thing, although the bed looks bereft with only one body in it.

Which only goes to show that picture postcard romance is as difficult to achieve as whistling a happy tune.

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2004
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A young boy and a young girl and a motor bike.

Director: Trunk

Year: 2003

Runtime: 4 minutes

Country: UK


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