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Closed captioning provided by used books

By Harriet Staff

The Wave Pictures – Sweetheart from Ben Reed on Vimeo.

This music video for The Wave Picture’s “Sweetheart” is made out of animated, torn up, drawn on and maybe even a few intact secondhand books. “I will write you without poetry,” they sing, but no matter– it’s all in the visuals. The text and images go together beautifully, just like Shakespeare, karate, pastries and disembodied spinning hearts.

Um, well, at least those things go together in the world of video director Ben Reed.

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Posted in Poetry News on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 by Harriet Staff.