Stephane Sednaoui talks Madonna
Here’s an interesting bit of news related to the release of “The Work of Mark Romanek” and “The Work of Stéphane Sednaoui” with the Directors Label:
coming from our friends at www.artmike.com:
“In an interview from 2004 for the release of his works for the Directors Label Stéphane Sednaoui told us this:
AM: “How Massive Attack came into contact with you?”
Stephane Sednaoui: “At the time, I worked with Carole Burton Fairbrother and she offered me to direct a video for Massive Attack. I was supposed to direct “Bedtime Story” for Madonna. I had some ideas for this work. But I wasn’t ready so I took a vacation. Madonna was impatient so she decided to make this video with Mark Romanek, who was ready. Then Carole called me for offering to work with Massive Attack and I was in a special state of mind. There were a lot of things that I wanted to do and I transposed some of theses things in the music of Massive Attack. I had three themes and I mixed them into the video.”
Another funny fact is that the video ‘Sly’ that he made for Massive Attack has a lot of similarities with the earlier made ‘Fever’ as well as the video he did after ‘Sly’ with Towa Tei and Kylie Minogue‘s ‘GBI (German Bold Italic)’. Kylie was dressed as a geisha in the streets of New York just like the singer in ‘Sly’. The cinematographic images from the muscled dancers in tight bodysuits recalls the images from the video he did for ‘Fever’.
Since ‘Sly’ had more international (European) broadcasting Stéphane left ‘Fever’ as well as ‘GBI’ out. Kylie Minogue fans are very disapointed with this fact when artmike.com presented the news last year: ‘GBI’ has never been released commercially on any DVD.
Too bad but perfectly understandable. We all would have made the same decisions. Besides that it is my opinion that ‘Sly’ is the best video of all three.
Love & Light, Art.
your friend from www.artmike.com