This week’s Video Clip tells the story of a Spaceman on a lonely mission, courtesy of the song “Wings” by Milwaukee-based folk band Field Report. I have been watching a lot of Space Adventure movies lately, such as Last Days on Mars and Europa Report — although this animated video tale has more of a Silent Running or Moon feel to it — and I love the way the sparse tune really drives the narrative of the video and keeps you engaged in the story.
“Wings” can be found on Field Report’s sophomore album, Marigolden, which was released November of 2014 on Partisan Records. Enjoy!
“Mutants and superheroes are a dime a dozen, but good old-fashioned sci-fi films are increasingly hard to come by. And that makes Moon (in theaters 6/12) a welcome departure from Hollywood’s increasingly effects-driven everyday offerings. Directed by Duncan Jones (a.k.a. David Bowie’s son, formerly known as Zowie Bowie) and co-written by Nathan Parker (son of British director Alan Parker), Moon depicts Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell)’s lonely tenure on a faraway lunar station. A robot (voiced by Kevin Spacey) is his only companion; messages from his wife and daughter are delivered via satellite. And it isn’t long before space sickness – or something even more sinister – takes hold of his imagination. Jones turns out to be a sharp, unfussy director. But Rockwell – who is quietly turning into one of our most gifted and versatile actors – walks away with the film.” From the trailer, this looks like it might be a very good mix of Silent Running and 2001. I plan to see it.