Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Against All Odds

Peter Hartlaub wrote a great column on his favorite YouTube videos and this one popped up. Simply incredible. Here is what he said:

This 1984 music video is so awesome, it's almost impossible to describe. Multicolored rain falls on Collins as he sings his embarrassing-yet-catchy breakup masterpiece ("I wish I could just make you turn around ... turn around and see me cry"), interspersed with clips from the Jeff Bridges/Rachel Ward romantic drama mystery "Against All Odds." The movie was never as good as the video, which contains a remarkably satisfying summary of the plot. Beautiful people frolic underwater, caressing each other's buttocks. James Woods gets thrown into a drum kit. Collins talks from behind a tribal mask. God, we miss the '80s.