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Thread started 07/16/16 10:20pm

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Apollonia 6: The Movie

So rad... Man Prince was ahead of his time....

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Reply #1 posted 07/17/16 11:44pm

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There's a movie ??????

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Reply #2 posted 07/17/16 11:49pm

Goddess4Real

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paisleyparkgirl said:

There's a movie ??????

That mini movie is soooo campy, its a scream, I love it. Here it is https://www.youtube.com/w...vKWtDaz5L0 Enjoy biggrin

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Reply #3 posted 07/18/16 12:48am

jcurley

Good God I've never seen that before. Felt like I was on an acid trip. How much stuff is out there
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Reply #4 posted 07/18/16 1:13am

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Fucking hell, that was beyond horrible, had to skip through it. Hope I didn't miss a Prince appearance?? falloff
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #5 posted 07/18/16 1:04pm

seand67

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I TRIED to watch......ughhhh eek

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Reply #6 posted 07/18/16 1:14pm

SoulAlive

in all fairness,Brenda has said that this "movie" isn't finished at all.A little more work and polish, and this could have been really great smile

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Reply #7 posted 07/18/16 1:31pm

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SoulAlive said:

in all fairness,Brenda has said that this "movie" isn't finished at all.A little more work and polish, and this could have been really great smile

No, it couldn't have biggrin

heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #8 posted 07/18/16 1:48pm

SoulAlive

CalhounSq said:

SoulAlive said:

in all fairness,Brenda has said that this "movie" isn't finished at all.A little more work and polish, and this could have been really great smile

No, it couldn't have biggrin

biggrin biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 07/18/16 3:37pm

LBrent

SoulAlive said:



CalhounSq said:




SoulAlive said:


in all fairness,Brenda has said that this "movie" isn't finished at all.A little more work and polish, and this could have been really great smile



No, it couldn't have biggrin




biggrin biggrin



To be fair, if you're young, have lots of artistic ideas, willing participants, resources and disposable income...

You have fun making a bunch of stuff that, years later, isn't necessarily "art", no?
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Reply #10 posted 07/18/16 4:23pm

Purpleone4Eva

eek This is a lot deeper than I thought it would be? That anti-consumerism message, and that man in the cart? Deep. Did he become the product? *mind blown*

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Reply #11 posted 07/18/16 7:23pm

FUNKNROLL

This was amazing. Thank you for sharing and thanks to whoever freed this work of art. The man was firing on all cylinders. Amazing... wow. Gotta say reading the will and faking death was a bit creepy (such things were always in his mind).

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Reply #12 posted 07/18/16 7:48pm

SENNISS

Terrible but quite fun to watch. Felt like I'd watched a porn movie by the time it had finished.

Prince's beats, eh?

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Reply #13 posted 07/18/16 8:21pm

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Even in 84 that would have been bad...Prince never was a great movie or video director. Can't be great at every thing! smile
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

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All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #14 posted 07/18/16 9:26pm

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It's a cinema classic that will finally be appreciated in the future, that its my prediction stoned lol

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Reply #15 posted 07/19/16 8:55am

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When we shot the long-form video for the Apollonia 6 album...Presumably, you are talking about the "Mr. Christian" video project. The project was a concept of doing an extended EP per se, only in a video format as opposed to an audio EP: take one of the songs from the album ("Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian"); write a story line around the subject of that song and incorporate other songs from the album into the story to create a mini movie. It was a great idea and the project was a lot of work, but fun. I'm just sorry that it didn't get completed and released. Someone out there got their hands on it and released it on YouTube in its unfinished version. It created a lot of cult interest and keeps appearing from time to time.

-Brenda Bennett

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A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
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Reply #16 posted 07/19/16 8:56am

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Brenda Bennett:

One of them was a “mini-movie” version or long-form video of the album where there was a story line and parts were acted out to coincide with four of our songs off the album. The project was dubbed “Mr. Christian’s Birthday.” As long and hard as the hours were on this project, I really enjoyed doing it. I could see a lot of potential in this being a good tool for promotion. One of the biggest highlights of this project for me was working with Ricky Nelson. He played Mr. Christian. It was about a month later that he died in a plane crash. Unfortunately, Prince never liked the “Mr. Christian” project and it never got any further than the first edits. Such a waste of time and money…but, somehow, somewhere along the line, someone got their hands on it and parts of it will show up on YouTube now and then. The other project we did was a semi-nude photo session using live doves. There were a dozen or more cages of all these white doves that were set free once we got on the set and began to start posing. The photo session was to produce a poster. I never saw the finished product, but I do know it got out there finally.”

http://www.ripopmusic.org...da-mosher/

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A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #17 posted 07/19/16 10:15am

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I wouldn't be surprised if there are films like this of The Time, The Family, The NPG, The Jehovaknowswho...
Reminds me of that Kevin Smith film where he told us that Prince's assistant said to him that she produced fifty music videos a year.
"You haven't seen them. Because they're for songs you never heared. He puts them in a vault. That's the way he is."
[Edited 7/19/16 10:17am]
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Reply #18 posted 07/19/16 11:36am

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FILL EAT BUY

A four-track video was filmed, based on the Apollonia 6 album, directed by Brian Thomson (Australian production designer of the original stage versions of The Rocky Horror Show and Jesus Christ Superstar), scripted by Keith Williams (concept writer for music videos by Phil Collins, Ray Parker, Jr., and Donna Summer), with a cast consisting of Ricky Nelson, Edy Williams and Buck Henry. Shot in a Los Angeles film studio in 1985, and produced by British video firm Limelight, the video never went beyond rough cut.

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #19 posted 07/19/16 11:37am

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FILL EAT BUY

A mini film project as four-track video was filmed, loosely based on the Apollonia 6 album. It was directed by Brian Thomson, an Australian Production Designer of the original stage versions of Rocky Horror Show and Jesus Christ Superstar and scripted by Keith Williams, concept writer for music videos by Phil Collins, Ray Parker, Jr., and Donna Summer, with a cast comprising Ricky Nelson, Edy Williams and Buck Henry. Shot in a Los Angeles film studio in 1985, and produced by British video firm Limelight, the video never went beyond the rough-cut stage.

The plot introduced three lingerie clad widows gathered to listen the reading of Mr Christian will and testament which leaves them nothing and encourage them to work. The imagery and set is very 1960's revamped into 1980's colorful graphic trends. The scenes show prominent neons words such as 'FILL' at a gas station for Blue Limousine, where Brenda Bennett has the main vocal role, 'EAT' at a diner's for Ooo She She Wa Wa, where Susan Moonsie leads while the two other find themselves struggling in front of piles of dirty dishes to wash. The part featuring Apollonia as leading role feature the word 'BUY' in a supermarket set.

-PrinceVault

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #20 posted 07/19/16 1:18pm

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Even in 84 that would have been bad...Prince never was a great movie or video director. Can't be great at every thing! smile

---/ He did not direct it and according to Brenda Bennett he did not like the rough cut and put the project on the shelf.
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Reply #21 posted 07/19/16 6:31pm

terrig

'my name is susan ...and i'm a oozin'

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oy the 80s. lololol

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Reply #22 posted 07/19/16 6:37pm

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terrig said:

'my name is susan ...and i'm a oozin'

eek


oy the 80s. lololol




biggrin that song has funny lyrics
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Reply #23 posted 07/19/16 6:39pm

terrig

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terrig said:

'my name is susan ...and i'm a oozin'

eek


oy the 80s. lololol

biggrin that song has funny lyrics



some things made sense in the 80s as it happend....now, not so much lolololol

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Reply #24 posted 07/19/16 6:42pm

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seand67 said:

I TRIED to watch......ughhhh eek

baaaaad bad bad eek disbelief

''The beautiful ones they hurt you every tiiiiime....''

yes RIP BEAUTIFUL ONES: Prince & Denise 2016
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Reply #25 posted 07/19/16 6:58pm

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2020 said:

Even in 84 that would have been bad...Prince never was a great movie or video director. Can't be great at every thing! smile

Diidn't he direct WDC and RB? If so, he did a good job there.

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Reply #26 posted 07/19/16 7:04pm

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GeniusLuv said:

seand67 said:

I TRIED to watch......ughhhh eek

baaaaad bad bad eek disbelief

That's why its good, good ehem good, cause its bad lol nuts nod nutty hence a cult classic lol

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Reply #27 posted 07/19/16 8:14pm

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It was campy. I loved Apollonia in it. I wanted to be her when I was little. sexy

[Edited 7/19/16 20:15pm]

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Reply #28 posted 07/19/16 8:45pm

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terrig said:



SoulAlive said:


terrig said:

'my name is susan ...and i'm a oozin'

eek


oy the 80s. lololol



biggrin that song has funny lyrics



some things made sense in the 80s as it happend....now, not so much lolololol



"You got me drippin'... drippin' all over the floor"

Still happens in 2016 - but mostly just the younger folks

;)

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Reply #29 posted 07/21/16 1:04am

SoulAlive

I like the idea of a "video album".Beyonce does one of these with every album she makes.Back in 1985,it was unheard of for a female group to do something like this.

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