The Journey of Elton John: The Cut – Supported by YouTube

The Journey of Elton John: The Cut – Supported by YouTube


These three songs never had videos done for
them and they’re all perfect songs for videos. These songs were recorded and released before
the advent of video. Our songs are very, very cinematic in scope. With Bernie’s lyrics the more you sing them,
the more you understand them. I’ve been singing them nearly 50 years, some of them,
and I never get fed up with them because they tell stories. Together with YouTube we’re giving filmmakers
from all over the world the chance to create the official music videos for Rocket Man,
Tiny Dancer and Bennie and the Jets. There’s 3 categories: animation, choreography
and live action. I was looking for a narrative and not a literal
interpretation of the songs but someone who could apply the narrative of Tiny Dancer to
their own lives but then house it in a way that was cinematic. This is gonna be a tough category. I thought Max’s was by far the best. Way
ahead of everybody else. Max has got it! The choreography section I thought was really
strong. That was actually a really hard category because I loved so many of them. I loved the second one with the futuristic
set with the metropolis. I was like “I wanna see that. I just really
wanna see that”. Submissions in all three categories was incredibly
impressive. The animation category I was really, really blown away. If you go to the heart, Majid is telling a
personal journey. My heart says take a chance on Majid. I’m so looking forward to seeing the end
results now. Extremely excited, in fact. I wanted to make a video about LA but I also
wanted to make a video that was universal, that was about people. It was very ambitious to shoot a video like
that with that many characters in that short amount of time and I hope that their stories
do come across. So initially Laura came to me with the idea
of the circular, carousel style set. From there we then came up with the idea of
ok, what if it’s a contest and we’re exploring the genesis of Bennie and The Jets? It’s just a feeling of privilege. We’re
in such a privileged situation. It’s amazing how much thought had gone into
it. It can’t just be a good video, it needs to
be an iconic video. I’m sure these will keep these songs’
legacy alive for a long time. All of those people that were involved with
this, it’s gonna work for them because they’re too talented to fail. The fact that this competition is facilitated
by YouTube means that our work is going straight to a global audience. No matter if its photography, painting, dance,
video making, it’s always great to see new things by someone you’ve never heard of.
It fills your soul with, just, passion.

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    Bill Michael

    I would like to see a video made with "Levon".
    The crushing weight I felt as a child and a closeted gay teenager on the brink of suicide only wanting to escape, not being able to breathe, to live, yearning for light and freedom from a miserable family-made prison ought to be something that could be brought to life on film.
    I am here now because I kept telling myself things would change, life would be different "tomorrow".

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    Jimmy Gilstrap

    Well done,what else can I or anyone else say about these timeless iconic songs that will live forever..

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    Piggy-218

    Bernie is wrong..there have been music videos around since the 1940's/ And certainly in the 1970;s. I mean elton made a music video for EGO guess no one thought these songs needed a video back then or it just slipped through since they were so busy.

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    Yvonne Luna

    I was an Elton John fan since I was 12 years old when my mother took to me see him at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles on my birthday. I had every single album and can still sing almost all the words by heart. I've had my own beautiful videos of every song, in my mind for 40 years, and I'll never let another replace them in my heart.

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    Max Veritas

    For those who care about a persons eternal destination please join me in prayer for Elton "Jesus is a super intelligent homosexual" John's salvation.  May the Holy Spirit be allowed to open your mind, heart and spirit to eternal truth, love and life in Christ, so that you might be forever in His presence, in Jesus name….Amen

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    Sold to be Diers

    "Grey Seal" Taupin’s Tales – Remove – Lies Scales -gilpin 52617
    '"There are Artists who wrest us up & place us into Themselves. These, These are the Ones who continue to wrest us up… even beyond Their Rests In Peace.."'-gilpin 52617

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    Good Clean Fun

    Though these three never had videos, they never needed them. They are simply great stand alone. No improvement possible.

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    Lana

    I love Elton John, but these three videos suck. Every last one sucks. I would rather see elton at his piano playing it and singing. Screw this political crap. I HATE politically motivated statements, which these videos seem to be.

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    Scott Daniels

    OMG he looks so fucking old & fat look at his belly he is straining to hold it in  his face is fucking drooping some people age so badly but throw into to the mix an already ugly person from the start & you get him no way his husband kisses that I'll bet every thang.

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    Ryan McCoy

    These are…pretty bad. It's like older artists just don't get how youtube works or something. Reeks of old media and old money

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    Pablo Coloma

    Elton John sencillamente impresionante estuve en si. último concierto en el Palau Sant Jordi de Barcelona en diciembre de 2015 y.fue genial espero no perderme su próximo concierto también en Barcelona Diciembre 2017 es espectacular

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    Priestess Auset Ra Amen

    Nice to see Elton after all these years, I'm a fan of his music good times. Looking forward for this new creative venture.

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    Camping Joe

    Elton looks like he sucks a lot of dick and rims a lot of shitty A-hole…..:) I'm just saying…..:)

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    C Darling

    Dear Elton and Bernie. Please do a tiny dancer video about 1 fan girl on the road with a band and then she's old. The story in the song should have it's own video. Love You Guys!!!!! Feel better Elton!¡!

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    spacegreycoralred

    You made these songs for us Elton, why give them to clueless millennials to ruin with their vapid imagery

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    Richie rich

    Why gay, women have much prettier bodies ,sorry Elton John wtf look at these women today,smooth,silky ,tan ,tone.Man wish i knew what u was thinking

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    Kathy Miller

    Went to see Elton and Billy Joel in concert, years ago, best concert ever.❤️❤️❤️👍🏻👍🏻

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    Jason Dole

    Where do we get to see the videos? I was sold on this a minute into it.I don't want to watch behind the scenes for vids I haven't even seen yet. Links?

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    ItsCoreyLynxxYall

    The homophobic comments being left here all show that we as a community have a long way to go when it comes to full equality, acceptance and dignity in the world. Some people are gay. Get used to it bigots.

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    Miss Darla K. Wolz

    Sir Elton John, I have always love your music! But I have had to admire your taste in glasses more! I've seen you many times in concert, had your albums, I have owned the book" Bernie Taupin the one who writes the songs for Elton John."
    At 58 I'm still a fan!
    Please, continue to be a Rocker Man!
    PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS!
    ✝ @~{~~

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    97warlock ismyname

    I dont get this video (Its not meant for people "like" me) , I dont understand this video (Ofcoarse someone like you wouldnt understand this video your not intellegent enough) , Boooring! (then why are you here) Elton couldnt deal with being old & bald so he wears the 2pay or hair implants or a wig .

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    leetonify

    I like all three videos for the message they convey, but I don't feel any of them capture spirit of the songs they are trying to represent.

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    TheLongjohntim

    As a gay man who at the age of 16 came out in 1982 I can't thank you Sir Elton John and Neil Patric Harris for coming out and being such a great role model for the young LBGT I didn't have that! You guys are awesome!

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    Jerome Dechant

    I liked the Rocket Man video the best, it seemed to go with the words of the music much better than the other two.

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    מורי ג. ק.

    Disliked. What does "Supported by Youtube" mean? and why is he saying that they are going to succeed merely by being talented? Were anyone paid for this? The dancers? Participants?

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