It’s No ‘127 Hours’ But Still Epic: Oscar-Nominated “If I Rise”

After writing this post directly after my Snow Patrol piece, I realized that video and this music video are very similar in their use of memory to tell a story. Guess I was on a memory kick.

Anyways, on to this music video, also one of my huge favorites: Dido & A.R. Rahman’s “If I Rise,” the theme song from Danny Boyle’s acclaimed film 127 Hours (also one of my favorite movies). The film’s story, combined with the song’s epic and uplifting mood practically begged me personally to make a music video for it.

The memory in this video is more pronounced, as more of the story is told through the flashbacks. I really tried to focus on the narrative in this one. There are certainly some flaws I could point out, but it definitely works in the long run. I’m definitely proud of this video.

Plus, who doesn’t love Dido?

Don’t answer that. I will always love her.

Video: Dido & A.R. Rahman – If I Rise (Music Video)

Date Uploaded: March 5, 2011

Note: The video is blocked in Germany. My apologies fellow Germans. Not that I have anyone from Germany reading my website…at all. Just throwing it out there.


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