Today in Duran History – Election Day Video

On this date in 1985, Arcadia finished filming the video for Election Day.  This song, of course, was the first single off of Arcadia’s So Red the Rose album and did quite well on the charts.  The video was directed by Robert Christian and was influenced by Jean Cocteau’s 1946 film, La Belle et la Bete (Beauty and the Beast).  It was shot in Paris.

Here is a behind-the-scenes clip of the making of the video:

There were lots of interesting imagery, scenes and visuals.  Thoughts?  Reactions?


One thought on “Today in Duran History – Election Day Video”

  1. The first time I watched the clip, although they were still my first days as a Simon girl, I was “caught by” Nick and it was with this Arcadia clip I had my crush on him.
    Of course, with the years that feeling became respect and state of awe for his deep knowledge on the arts.
    I’m still proud for my crush on him and I still love Arcadia and their art-y fab clips.

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