October 11, 2010

The short film that gave birth to A-Ha’s “Take On Me”

This 1981 gem from animator Mike Patterson paved the way to his now-classic animation for A-Ha:

The BBC has the back story on how the song & video came to be.

Posted by John Nack at 9:17 AM on October 11, 2010


  • Glyn Dewis — 1:15 PM on October 11, 2010

    Geez now this brings back memories :)

    Definitely a video that was way ahead of it’s time; thanks for sharing John.


  • Ben — 9:31 AM on October 14, 2010

    Have you seen the literal version of the music video?

  • Claudia — 4:56 PM on October 16, 2010

    Have you seen the a-ha video for “train of thought” ?
    That one even has got parts of Commuter embedded in it.

  • Tina — 7:14 PM on October 18, 2010

    It definitely reminds me of ‘train of thought’

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