AMV – Metropolis

Madhouse - Metropolis

Earlier today, ANN published Metropolis: The Lost Madhouse Masterpiece, about an anime film from the turn of the century that doesn’t get much discussion today…  Probably because it’s not streaming anywhere and as AFIAK never did.

But it reminded of this…  The first AMV I ever saw, long before I was into anime or knew what AMV’s even were.

Saw this sometime not long after the turn of the century, and regularly sought it out thereafter…  It combines music from one of my favorite albums (ELO’s seminal album Time) with imagery from the anime for a stunning whole.

We rented the movie off of Netflix many years ago, back when we were starting to watch anime, but I don’t recall it all that well.  Most that it seemed to be a bit tedious and had serious pacing problems. 

Doing some searching about, seems there’s quite a few ELO AMV’s… And of course ELO’s Prologue + Twilight is the soundtrack to one of the earliest AMV’s – the Daicon IV Opening.  May have to do a post someday.

Anyhow, just thought I’d share while it was on my mind.  Feel free to drop a comment and let me know your thoughts!

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