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13 July 2021


by Jason Stone

Rag'n'Bone Man: “Alone” - 4 mins 35s

Part performance and part drama, this visually arresting promo by director Joe Connor is one of those which recognises that the song is the thing. Shot in black and white, Connor's camera constantly focuses our attention on Rag'n'Bone Man and sensibly allows the singer and his band to hold centre stage. The setting affords the opportunity to be playful with light and shadow and this augments the performance to such an extent that the little dramatic interludes probably aren't necessary.

It's just as well then that Connor incorporates them without distracting from the song, and instead uses them to generate visual intrigue, leaving the viewer to determine for themselves in what way these characters' attempts to leave the concrete enclave attach themselves to the sentiment of the song.

Film Production: Rogue Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Joe Connor Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Fred Bonham-Carter / Andrew Rawson
Production Ass'nt: Zoe Gunn
Executive Producer: Alexa Haywood
Cinematographer: Alexandre Jamin
Editor: James Rose Ⓦ @ The Quarry Ⓟ Ⓦ

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