Being too literal

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Usually being literal in music videos means images that illustrate exactly what the words are saying.

Here it’s the inverse: the words exactly describe the images from the camp video for Total Eclipse of the Heart (WARNING: the video quality is atrocious)

The humor comes from the bad over-the-top visuals (slow-motion doves, wind machines, fog machines, to say nothing of the backlight), but also because the words are so literal.

Being too literal is a form of extreme synchronicity.

22. December 2012 by benjamin
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