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Crème de la Crème - Godley & Creme - Netflix
Godley & Creme were an English rock duo composed of Kevin Godley and Lol Creme. The pair began releasing albums as a duo after splitting from the rock band 10cc. In 1979, they directed their first music video for the single “An Englishman in New York”. After this, they became involved in the production of videos for such artists as Ultravox, The Police, Yes, Duran Duran, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Wang Chung, as well as directing the ground-breaking video for their 1985 single “Cry”. The duo split at the end of the 1980s. Both have since been involved in music videos, TV commercials, and sporadic music projects.
Crème de la Crème - Video direction career - Netflix
Godley and Creme achieved their greatest success as the innovative directors of more than fifty music videos in the early 1980s. They created memorable videos for The Police (“Every Breath You Take”, “Synchronicity II”, “Wrapped Around Your Finger”), Culture Club (“Victims”), Duran Duran (“Girls on Film”, “A View to a Kill”), Herbie Hancock (“Rockit”), Go West (“We Close Our Eyes”), Frankie Goes to Hollywood (“Two Tribes”, “The Power of Love”), Sting (“If You Love Somebody Set Them Free”, “Fields of Gold”), Toyah (“Thunder in the Mountains”), Visage (“Fade to Grey”), George Harrison (“When We Was Fab”), Wang Chung (“Everybody Have Fun Tonight”), and Yes (“Leave It”), among many others, up to Godley's video for The Beatles' 1996 single, “Real Love”, from the Beatles Anthology. The pair's innovation extended to their videos for their own songs, notably “Wide Boy” and “Cry”. The latter's 1985 video consisted of faces blending into one other using analog cross-fading, anticipating the digital effect of morphing, later used in a similar way in Michael Jackson's 1991 video, “Black or White”. This has often been seen as “groundbreaking”, though the promotional video accompanying King Crimson's single “Heartbeat” had used a similar effect three years earlier.
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