Shakey Pictures Strikes Again!
Well, this is for all of you Neil Young train fans.
The model toy train community is buzzing about a new marketing video for Lionel trains.
The video appears to be filmed using Neil's train set and one of the character's voices -- "Clyde Coil" -- seems oddly familiar?! You can view the video here.
To say this is a Shakey film on par with the cinema spectacle Greendale would be an understatement. No expense has been spared in the acting department.
In typically cryptic-Neil fashion and a Da Vinci Code like enigma, the video alludes to greater things to come in the multi-part series. But what could "Clyde Coil"'s mystery reveal?
Even train buffs seem somewhat perplexed by what's going on. Here's a comment from Alan on the "O" Gauge discussion group:
"Like others here, I'm not sure what the point of the exercise is/was supposed to be (awfully corny, to say the least), but my guess is that this is just something of a "preview of coming attractions"--a technical shake-out to see how well the video thing works, to clear-up any glitches, and to otherwise test the waters a bit.
Oh, yes. . . those little figures (the cast of characters) used in the clip are really VERY bad. I would at least think they could have used some contemporary Artista or other well-made and nicely painted figures to star in their show. Perhaps there was a purpose to using such really crummy figures, but I can't for the life of me figure out what that might be."
More on trains and Neil Young. Thanks to Lou ("Keep On Rockin'") for the tip!