Thursday, 15 July 2010

Conor Ryan "Phil Lynott" (2010 Music Matters)

Thin Lizzy’s singer and frontman is the subject of Phil Lynott, an animated biography for Music Matters, an industry-led campaign site to drive for legitimate musical downloading. The organisation has commissioned a series of animated films on a wide variety of music, from a Welsh Male Voice choir to Blind Willie Johnson, Kate Bush and Louis Armstrong. Today’s post features one that does not as yet appear on the site. Directed by Conor Ryan, with the assistance of Eoin Ryan, the black and white video features the singer whose songs have become classics. The potted biographies all communicate the leanest of facts but here we learn that this son of an Irish-Catholic mother and Afro-Brazilian father gravitated from the working class suburbs of Dublin to booze and girls, and of course stardom. The film features some iconic imagery of London set with a nicely textured look, plus music that still rocks today. One of Conor’s early movies way back from when he graduated in 2004, Cold Pursuit, was featured way back in the early days of the blog. I shall have to make a feature, Where are the Animators Now?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's a great piece of work, and an appropriate homage to a true legend of Irish culture, Philip Lynott