The other day I was at the Museum of the Moving Image for a work event. It’s a small museum in Queens that is filled with exhibits about film and TV. You may be wondering why such a institution would be in Queens. The answer is that back in the day, Queens was home to many film studios. This was before many packed up and headed out west. There are a still a couple around. Sesame Street is actually filmed nearby the museum.
Right now, the Museum of the Moving Image has a interesting exhibit called Spectacle about the art form of the music video. Yes, a music video is just a commercial, but there is a art that goes into making them.
One music video that I completed forgot about that was on display was Blur’s “Coffee and TV.” It’s the video about the milk carton searching for the family’s lost son in London and its misadventures. It’s good.