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Flashcards in Riptide Deck (40):
1

Who is the song by and what country is he from?

Vance Joy, Australia

2

What record company produced this song?

Atlantic records (subsidiary of major label, Warner)

3

What genre is this song?

Indie folk-pop genre

4

What did the song ‘Riptide’ become in the USA?

A platinum selling single

5

Who was the video directed by?

Dimitri Basil and Laura Gorun

6

How many views did the video get on YouTube?

Nearly 100 million

7

Did the music video have a low or high budget?

Low

8

What editing technique is used in this video?

Montage editing

9

What is montage editing?

Where a wide range of contrasting shots are juxtaposed (through hard jump cuts) to convey a lot of information

10

When was the musics video released?

2013

11

Give an example of where the editing of images matches the lyrics

“All my friends are turning green” and the image of a pile of dollar bills

12

What does the video reject?

A clearly defined narrative

13

What is surrealism?

A 20th century movement that explored the workings of the mind, the irrational, the poetic and the revolutionary

14

What does the word surrealist actually mean?

Beyond reality

15

What does the surrealism movement contain?

Ideas and images from unconscious minds
Dream worlds
Rejection of conventional artistic and moral values

16

Who, where and when was the surrealist movement founded?

Poet André Breton in Paris in 1924

17

What is the goal of the surrealist movement?

Liberate thought, language and human experience from the harsh/ oppressive boundaries of rationalism

18

What is rationalism?

Basing opinions and actions on reason and knowledge rather than on religious beliefs or emotions

19

What is Avant-Garde in terms of art?

Art that is innovative (original); that introduces/explores new forms or subject matters

20

When did the Avant-Garde movement begin?

1850s

21

What is Avant-Garde applicable to?

Art that pushes the boundaries of ideas and creativity or does things that haven’t been done before

22

Is Riptide a performance, narrative or concept music video?

Concept as it is based around a single idea/ concept that is unusual and obscure ( how to photograph women for example)

23

What is the term for when the images match the lyrics?

Overt graphical representation

24

What is the significance of the first shot including what looks like a ‘billing block’, which are used on film posters?

The fact that the video is like a short film

25

What genres of film and directing does the video often make references to?

Western and thriller genres
Also the directing style of Wes Anderson

26

What iconography is used?

Horror genre iconography such as girls being dragged off the screen

27

How is Riptide an unusual video for its genre?

Doesn’t follow a narrative
No special effects

28

What 2 things could the lyrics “all my friends are turning green” be referring to?

Money or envy

29

What is an example of polysemic lyrics (have two meanings) and what are the two possible readings of them?

“All my friends are turning green”
Other bands have sold out by giving into money
Friends turning envious of Vance Joy’s success

30

How can Neale’s genre theory link to this music video?

It repeats generic conventions of indie-folk pop such as niche fashion and the ocean
However goes against conventions of this genre by not following a narrative or having on screen graphics of the musician

31

What does Scopophilia mean?

Pleasure gained from looking at other people’s bodies as (usually erotic/ sexual) objects

32

What is an intertextual reference to Riptide?

Buñel and Dali’s ‘Un Chien Andalou’ from 1929

33

What scene from ‘Un Chien Andalou’ can be linked to one in a Riptide?

Eye cutting scene in ‘Un Chien Andalou’ could be compared to the hand stabbing of the hand scene in Riptide

34

3 examples of women being presented as an object to be watched:

Back to the camera undressing out of her swimming costume
Bare feet running away
Feminine hands being dragged into the dark

35

How does the video challenge gender representation?

The woman lip-syncing the words incorrectly at first appears to conform to social norms of beauty but becomes more and more dishevelled (makeup smudges) throughout the video

36

Examples of violence in the video:

Female hand being stabbed by knife
Gun being pointed off screen
Lip-syncing woman clutches her neck and her hand is bleeding

37

2 possible readings of the violence in the video:

The many examples of violence could be normalising violence
Or it could be seen to be trivialising it (making violence seem less important than it actually is)

38

How does bell hooks’ feminist theory link to Riptide?

The video could be read as objectifying women because of the many images that makes them appear like objects of sexual desire (undressing, running from behind)
Therefore the video feeds into the oppression of women in a patriarchal society

39

Is Riptide a concept or performance music video?

Concept

40

How does Riptide subvert the conventions of this genres music videos?

No clips of Vance Joy performing
No narrative