If you live in the Midatlantic (states not ocean) you might be looking for something to do on a snowbound Sunday. Here’s our Sunday V.o.W. (Video of the Week) the 1916 silent-era, classic, escapist movie 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
Ok, so it’s not Avatar but it’s still pretty cool!
From 1965 to 1967, The Beatles Cartoon ran on ABC television network. In this episode The Beatles go to see the movie Mutiny On the Bounty at a local theater. Ringo ends up being hit upon his head and dreams that he is Captain Ringo Bligh and the other three Beatles are planning a mutiny against him. Ringo makes the other Beatles aboard the ship “walk the plank”.
Finally, here’s the full version of the 1968 The Beatles animated feature film Yellow Submarine. The Beatles actually weren’t too crazy about doing the film and other than their music and a brief scene at the end, they hardly appear in it. Voice-over actors played their roles throughout. But the music is great and the graphics are groovy, so if you’ve never seen it take the trip on the Yellow Submarine. (warning – 1.5 hours)
Sunday VOWs (Videos of the Week) presents a great short piece about the Zanzibar Island’s dhows including a 150′ version which according to the video will the largest ever built. At the 1:30 mark check out the races; wonder when Zanzibar will field an Americas Cup challenger? Maybe race in dhows and see what those guys with all the technology and designer uniforms are made of?
Leave it to Björk, the edgy Icelandic pop star and former front for the Sugarcubes, to incorporate a collection of ambient maritime sounds into her latest song Wanderlust, the sixth single released from her 2007 album Volta. The song’s recently released music video is a magical ride down a roaring river on the back of a buffalo. Well, it basically defies description, so you better watch it and make sure you listen for all of the cool nautical noises in the song.
WATCH THIS incredible large high resolution version in 2D or 3D (need 3D glasses)
Here’s the standard “making of” piece; not as good the video itself, but still worth watching. The video, which took nine months and over $100,000 to film, was staged in the studio of Bjork’s partner, the artist Matthew Barney.
It’s the time of year when people start getting antsy about launching their boats and getting underway. Many may also be in the market for that special vessel for the summer. As a public service, Sea-Fever is pleased to let our readers know about a few special yachts that are currently on the market.
Alright their name is downright silly, but Wally makes some of the most extreme and expensive gigayachts in the world. These clearly aren’t for everybody but if you own a refinery and have big bollards, this might be just right boat.
You can’t help feeling bad when a hiphop impresario falls on tough times and has to liquidate assets. Here’s an interesting take on the story. (WARNING: Strange and Not Safe for Work or Family Friendly)
This is Nike ad is an oldie but goodie. A three on three secret soccer tournament takes place between the world best players under the cover of darkness in the bowels of an old tanker. The director was Terry Gilliam, the only American born member of Monty Python. Filmed in 2002, the advertisements were part of Nike’sWorld Cup campaign. The music is Elvis Presley’s song A Little Less Conversation. The advertisements were hugely popular and critically acclaimed. (more details)
“The Secret Tournament”
Slightly lower budget than the $10 million Secret Tournament advertisement, this one involves a ship and sports too.