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WATCH: Savages - Marshal Dear
Laurie Tuffrey , October 29th, 2013 13:30

Ace video for Silence Yourself closer

Savages have just posted the excellent new video for their track 'Marshal Dear', from this year's debut LP Silence Yourself - have a watch above.

It was created by the band's Gemma Thompson and animator Gergely Wootsch and inspired by a scene in Kurt Vonnegut's novel Slaughterhouse Five, where the character Billy Pilgrim watches a Second World War movie, but sees a bombing raid happen in reverse.

Says Thompson: "This scene would replay in my head and I could imagine it as an animation of lines flowing into each other, much like early hand-drawn animation created to accentuate a musical score. I also thought it was beautiful how Billy tries to right the process of destruction and how this echoed the true story of the character in the song 'Marshal Dear' - Field Marshal Rommel’s attempted assassination of Hitler to end the Second World War which resulted in him being forced to take his own life to spare those of his family. We worked on bringing the character of the factory worker into the fore so that the animation now focused on the role of the woman working in the factory and the bomb itself as she realises her hand in the destruction."

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