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Don't Hurt Yourself

Music: Don't Hurt Yourself by Beyoncé feat. Jack White
Source: Luke Cage

Notes: Premiered at [community profile] wiscon_vidparty. When you play Mariah Dillard, you play yourself. Don't play yourself.

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Don't Hurt Yourself from kb on Vimeo.

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Date: 2017-05-31 01:32 am (UTC)
chaila: Diana SWORDFIGHTING in a BALLGOWN. (wonder woman - fight)
From: [personal profile] chaila
SHE SCARES ME, I definitely would not cross her! This is such a perfect song, and your editing is spot-on. She seems like such a talk-y character, but your use of her faaaaace and reactions and SWAGGER is super effective to get her character across anyway. Like there is just never any doubt that she is the one in charge and the one to watch.

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Date: 2017-06-02 07:43 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: dear teevee: I want to crawl inside you (a dude crawls inside a tv) (Default)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
REALLY loved this - perfect song choice and great editing. I love that it's very much about Mariah's feelings about other people (don't play yourself!) and how they reflect back onto her and her own fears (she plays herself) as she gets deeper and deeper into a world of crime she doesn't want to touch. She's so tough and so powerful all throughout this vid, but you also give her a sense of flawed vulnerability.

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Date: 2017-06-03 10:46 pm (UTC)
streussal: (ats - darla - pure joy and light)
From: [personal profile] streussal
I tried to comment before but I actually had trouble picking out moments to comment on because I had trouble bringing myself to pause the vid on rewatches. The flow was too good!! There's such a great sense of movement.

Okay but:
At the beginning, Cornell's hand gesture to Mariah flipping down the picture of her grandmother.

"Motivate your ass, call me Malcolm X" with her speaking to the crowd. That whole sequence of her with the mediator. Her hands on operator/innovator/fuck you hater. I think the repeated hands on the rhyming words is part of how her swagger comes through?

The beat on her hitting Cornell's head with that bottle. And then the cuts to her uncle (don't hurt yourself).

"I fucked with you till I realized I'm too much for you, I'm just too much for you" with her sweeping past Misty, Luke, and Claire. The rage and devastation on Misty's face.

"WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK I AM" with her screaming down at Cornell on the floor HOLY SHIT

The last shot. God herself indeed <3333

I love Mariah and I love this vid.

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Date: 2017-06-03 10:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fightingarrival
Yes. Best villain. I love how this shows Mariah's MO is retaliation and self-protection. It's so wonderfully human and terrible and I love it.

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Date: 2017-06-06 10:56 pm (UTC)
sophygurl: Lamb with cute face, with text "What's up?!" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sophygurl
hahah YES. (sorry that's all the intelligence I got but this is fantastic)

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