ordinary world director

Hi Katy! I have a question for the guys. I read somewhere over the net that back in 1993 when you were making plans for the OW video, the original director dropped out and so the video changed from the first idea. What were the original plans for shooting the video? I've always imagined another version, somewhere in a big city on a rainy day...thanx!! Carlos

HI CARLOS. THAT IS A VERY GOOD QUESTION. ACTUALLY, THERE WERE TWO DIFFERENT DIRECTORS SCHEDULED TO DO THE VIDEO, NEITHER OF WHICH WORKED OUT BEFORE NICK EGAN STEPPED IN AND PERFORMED ADMIREABLY UNDER GREAT PRESSURE. THE BAND DON'T REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE FIRST DIRECTOR THEY PLANNED TO USE, HOWEVER THEY DO REMEMBER THAT HE WAS AUSTRALIAN AND HAD MADE A BEAUTIFUL COMMERCIAL WHICH THE BAND ALL FELT HAD SUCH A POWERFUL LOOK. THEY DON'T THINK THIS WENT MUCH FURTHER THAN SYNOPSIS BECAUSE OF SCHEDULES AND HE PARTICULARLY WANTED TO FILM SOMEWHERE THAT THE BAND COULD NOT ACCOMADATE AT THE TIME. THE SECOND DIRECTOR FELL OUT AT THE LAST MINUTE DUE TO SCHEDULES/ARTISTIC DIFFERENCES ETC. AND THEY ARE GLAD HE DID BECAUSE NICK EGAN'S FAIRLY SIMPLE, DIRECT VIDEO WORKED PERFECTLY FOR THE SONG.

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