Experimental Film (song)

Experimental Film (Song)

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Experimental Film (song)

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"Experimental Film" is a song by alternative rock band They Might Be Giants. It is the first song on their 2004 album The Spine and, although never released commercially, is the album's lead single. PopMatters. Retrieved 2010-01-23. The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2010-01-23. An animated music video was made for the song by internet cartoonists The Brothers Chaps, which incorporated the characters from the animators' internet series Homestar Runner. Cooking Vinyl. Retrieved 2010-01-23.

Subject matter

The song's lyrics are a satire of avant-garde cinema, and its perceived tendency toward meaninglessness and pomposity. The "narrator" of the song is an enthusiastic (possibly student) filmmaker who is attempting to make the titular movie. He extols its greatness and makes grandiose statements about his abundance of "face-imploding" ideas, but he hasn't even made it yet - and can't explain what it's supposed to be about.

Homestar Runner video

The video itself is a cartoon experimental film and is ostensibly directed by Homestar Runner cartoon characters Strong Sad and The Cheat. Their individual contributions are wildly different: Strong Sad's footage looks like it has been shot on black-and-white film, while...
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