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Thinking about Eleanor Bron, Among Other Things

January 1, 2017

22 years after it came out, I saw the video for Yo La Tengo’s “Tom Courtenay” for the first time today. I’ve heard the song a ton, so it was strange that I never knew that it had a video for it. 

Anyway, the video is excellent, not just for the premise but for the way YLT and director Phil Morrison play with the premise through the Help et al. homage shots, and I lit up with glee when Marshal Crenshaw showed up. I knew Morrison’s video for “Sugarcube” and his Superchunk videos, so I was thrilled to see this one, as it’s just as good. 

On a related note, watching this video sent me down a minor Yo La Tengo wormhole, so 2017 is already off to a solid start.


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