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U2
"You're The Best Thing About Me"
4 mins 48s
13 October 2017
UK Promos

It's such a shame that Tatia Pilieva's short film is a promo for U2, because it's so searingly poignant that it deserves better than this dialled-in track by Bono and co.

To complement the song's theme about love, Pilieva created a mini-documentary about four couples - who are together in real life - facing a long-distance separation of uncertain length.

The diversity of the couples in question, and the contrasts in their situations, are beautifully juxtaposed. High school sweethearts are saying goodbye as one is starting a new chapter at university; a refugee family has to wave off the husband/father who must return to Syria.

A Mexican couple plus newlyweds in the military also face the imminent prospect of being parted, and the sheer intensity each pair projects as they cling to each other reminds us that love can be as devastating as it can be dazzling.

Specsavers
"Rapunzel"

Andrew said:

Making-of is worth a watch, too - http://bit.ly/2ysLXMP


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U2
"You're The Best Thing About Me"
4 mins 48s
13 Oct 2017
It's such a shame that Tatia Pilieva's short film is a promo for U2, because it's so searingly poignant that it deserves better than this dialled-in track by Bono and co. To complement the song's theme about love, Pilieva created a mini-documentary about four couples - who are together in real life - facing a long-distance separation of uncertain length.

U2
"Free Album"
60s
18 Sep 2014
What are U2 doing? Why would you foist a free album on a swathe of the public who aren't expecting it and who, more importantly, don't want it? Then why would you subsequently advertise it on telly - just to tell everyone it's free? Especially when the ad confirms your worst fears by showing psychedelic impressions of the band bashing out some tired old pomp rock. Bono's gurning maw brings to mind a pterosaur in shades. Ghastly.

U2
"Get On Your Boots"
30s
12 Feb 2009
An excerpt from the Irish rockers' latest pop promo comprises a moving montage which includes footage of the band... as well as a variety of pyrotechnics and other assorted imageries.

U2
"One Presents"
4 mins 40s
21 Aug 2013


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