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      80s Music Videos directed by Zbigniew Rybczynski (Part I)

      Today new series starts at NRRules: 80s Videoclips.
      Let's start with music videos of famous polish director. Zbig Rybczynski (pronounced Rib-CHIN-ski) was born in Poland in 1949. Since graduating from the Lodz Film School in the early 1970s, he has worked as a film director in Europe and the United States. His work has received many prestigious industry awards in the United States, Japan and Europe. The awards include an Academy Award in 1983 for Tango, an Emmy for Special Effects in 1990 for The Orchestra, the Prix Italia, the Golden Gate Award in San Francisco and the awards at the Electronic Cinema Festival Tokyo/Montreaux. Among his other numerous awards are three MTV Awards, American Video Awards, Monitor Awards and the Billboard Music Video Awards. Zbig is a pioneer of the High Definition television technology, and an innovator and experimentator in the technical field. He holds several US patents, most of them for innovative ideas in film and video making, including the "Zbig" software for matting. 
      Rybczynski created about 40 videoclips during the 80s. I managed to find 28 at Youtube. Famous clips absent there are for instance: Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking, Mick Jagger - Let's Work, Angel and Maimone - Ultima Ballo, Grandmaster Flash - Sign of the Times, Rickie Lee Jones - The Real End. 
      Believe me that his experimental movies are much more creative than these music videos.
      Art of Noise - Close (To The Edit)
      Blancmange - Lose Your Love
      The Alan Parsons Project - Stereotomy
      Lady Pank - Minus Zero
      Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities
      Nona Hendryx - Why Should I Cry
      Yoko Ono - Hell in Paradise
      Accept - Midnight Mover
      Mr Mister - Something Real
      Rush - Time Stand Still
      Fat Boys - Sex Machine
      Bernard Wright - Who Do You Love
      The Jets - You Better Dance
      Cameo - Candy


      RObert POland said…
      No bez kitu.
      Nic o tym nie wiedziałem, co za wstyd, co za wstyd...
      Pamiętam, że spore wrażenie wywarło na mnie właśnie wideo Pet Shop Boys, które tu umieściłeś - w tamtych czasach uważałem, że West End Girls oraz Love Comes Quickly są strasznie nudne (!) i dziwiłem się, dlaczego nazywają ich muzykę dyskotekową. Opportunities przewrócił do góry nogami całe moje spojrzenie na PSB. W podobnym stylu został nakręcony teledysk Simple Minds - All the Things She Said
      Rambul said…
      Jak niektórzy mówią: człowiek uczy się całe życie... Ten teledysk Simple Minds będzie w kolejnym rzucie, bo to także robota Rybczyńskiego.:)