Many of the following film and music syncs can be found on my Vimeo Channel but it feels appropriate to give some basic instructions for how one can go about aligning these gems for one's self, being that the interactive nature of this work is, in my opinion, a key component in relating to the artists and their mediums. Though there are a number of other examples of this phenomenon occurring that I have stumbled upon I am only including here what I have come to consider the absolute 'cream of the crop' as it were. Many of the start times were apparent from the get-go, yet a number of them were not by any means and thus required extensive back-tracking to narrow down and pin point their exact location, so please apply them to the best of your ability. It should be noted that an i tunes, or some similar playlist works best as there should be no extra lag time between tracks, especially when an album needs to repeat. After being shown Dark Side of the Rainbow and Pink Floyd's Echoes with Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite (2001: A space Odyssey) some 15 years ago it felt apparent to me that this is an area worth delving into deeper, and so the following are my own 'AH HA, eureka!' personal findings. It is my hope that those who explore this terrain may get an idea of what it is that has been continually fascinating me about these particular nodes in the great tapestry that is sync. With that being said, lets get down to Brass Tax...
Zuckerman's Flying Pig from david plate on Vimeo.
Pink Floyd's The Final Cut followed by The Wall and Star Wars A New Hope: Start The Final Cut right after the Title Star Wars completely recedes and disappears. Follow this w/ The Wall.
Pink Floyd's The Division Bell and Children of a Lesser God:
Publius Enigma from david plate on Vimeo.
Pink Floyd's album More w/ the film More. Start album after the right first song on the film, when the car door closes and the man says "goodbye."
MORE & MORE from david plate on Vimeo.
This one requires a little back story: the film The Visitor came out in the U.S. the day and year this fire happened at the MGM Grand Hotel in what was Paradise, Nevada, now Las Vegas. Interestingly, the Co writer and Director of the film took the name Michael Paradise specifically for the film. This was the second biggest Hotel fire at the time in U.S. history. The biggest however was in Atlanta, Georgia. This Hotel in Atlanta can be viewed in one of the opening shots of the film. Shortly after this the band Abba (Hebrew for Father) released The Visitors, which can be seen to go in sync perfectly w/ said film. Album starts at the 42 second mark:
צואה קדושה from david plate on Vimeo.
Marilyn Manson's Mechanical Animals and Valley of the Dolls; start album 1 second after the title Valley of the Dolls comes in, make sure the 15th hidden track is included at the end, let album repeat.
COMA WHITE from david plate on Vimeo.
As Free As My Heir from david plate on Vimeo.
The Haunting of Julia (Julia was John Lennon's mother's name) AKA Full Circle w/ John Lennon and Yoko Ono's albums: Double Fantasy, Milk and Honey, followed by the Instant Karma EP:
Motown's 1st feature film The Wiz & Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road:
Tell Me Great Seal from david plate on Vimeo.
The Wicker Man & The Doors Albums back to back: Morrison Hotel, Waiting for the Sun (followed by the song Waiting for the Sun which interestingly was not on the album) followed by the song The End:
The Golden Bow from david plate on Vimeo.
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome w/ the Beatles Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band played 3 times exchanging out 1 of 3 songs each time, all 3 happen to be the same length so the film ends at the same moment of the album in each version.
Devil's Pepper (Any Other Way) from david plate on Vimeo.
The Grey and Alien overlapped w/ Tool's album Lateralus. It should be noted that Tony Scott, the Executive Producer of the Grey committed suicide upon the films release. I had not known of this until after I put these together. While watching the Grey it is good to be aware that the book from which it was derived was titled Ghost Walker.
Poltergeist 11 overlayed w/ itself w/ an 11 second gap played w/ Tool's album Anima. Album starts at the 46th second and 2nd micro second of the initial film. Hope you followed that:
Jupiter Rising from david plate on Vimeo.
A Dream Story For Mark LeClair from david plate on Vimeo.