Duranalysis: "Pressure Off"

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DKoren said…
No-storyline videos always leave me sad. Band-playing videos usually get a watch or two, but the storyline videos... those must be revisited over and over. Are we never to fight zombies or lead rebellions ever again? Sigh.

That said, this one is amusing, mostly for Nick, who... wow, he really was dancing there? Is it possible? He's got some cute parts in this one. Also, Roger's smile at the end? That's a happy sigh you heard from across the continent. Everybody does look great, really great. Simon is, indeed, still smoking hot.

This was an infectious happy video, so I give it points for that! Also points for generating more duranalysis, cuz there's never to much of that!!
Morgan Richter said…
I want more storyline videos too! Zombies! Cavorting on yachts! Wandering across post-apocalyptic wastelands! For rewatching purposes, they're far superior to these performance-type videos.

Nick is downright effervescent here, by his usual icy and remote standards. And Roger's beautiful smile is the perfect ending.
Minty said…
Love your site! I came across it a few weeks ago and have been loving the Duranalysis! Love the ending of this video with Roger smiling. He was always my second favourite after John. Is it me or is John just looking more somber in general these days now that he's clean?

Also, Simon's trousers. That is all.
Morgan Richter said…
Thanks, Minty! I love Roger's big smile. Yeah, I think John is taking life a little more seriously these days...

Simon's pants are amazing. His recent fondness for extravagantly-patterned pants is wildly entertaining.
Anonymous said…
Ooh, more duranalysing. You should have included a gif of John mouthing "Fuck You" in the beginning, that cracked me up when I noticed. Other than that, I love it! (though they really should make more story line/plot-based videos... Pressure Off is fun and all now, but it wont be as fun to rewatch years from now as the "oldies" :/)
Morgan Richter said…
Ha! Good catch, and you're absolutely right, Anonymous -- John's "fuck you" in the seconds is a fine moment.
Sarah said…
I also miss the storyline videos (New Moon on Monday...your recap is hilarious!) but thumbs up for more Duranalysis! Can't believe Nick is dancing...and having fun!
Morgan Richter said…
Sarah -- yeah, let's get more story-heavy videos! Much as I love seeing Nick bop around and enjoying himself, he's free to do that in a video with a plot, too.
Kate Crisp said…
Hurrah! Another excellent Duranalysis, based on a video that would seem to be a hard one to run any commentry on, so extra commendations are due. Oh how I miss the narrative videos! I sent Nick Rhodes a half tongue-in-cheek letter last year with some video plot suggestions. My favourite was that they get stranded after a plane crash, and after nibbling on shoe leather and cherry lip gloss, have to address the prospect of cannabilism (as per "Alive"). Using 1920'S style silent film narration they decide that John would be too stringy, Nick would taste the best (being vegetarian) but there's not enough of him to go around, Simon would be sustaining, but he argues he's irreplaceable. Everyone agrees Roger is too nice to eat - so that's the end of that. They trudge painfully to civilisation with Nick taking photo's every 2 seconds and John & Simon posting their exploits to social media. Roger carries all the luggage without complaint. This consists of 4 water bottles and about five monogrammed Louis Vuitton suit-cases and various hat boxes belonging to Nick. I suggested it might be nice if there was some gratuitous sweating and shirt removal, but you can't have everything... ;-) Cheers - Kate
Morgan Richter said…
Kate, this is the greatest idea for a video in the history of Duran Duran. Absolutely wonderful, down to the cherry lip gloss and unnecessary hat boxes. I can only hope Nick takes the proper inspiration from your letter, because I'm getting downright tired of these no-plot videos.

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