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Manhattan Video Screen Grabs
Manhattan Video Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Manhattan Video Behind-the-Scenes Video
Full Video Production Credits

"First We Take Manhattan" video directed by Glenn di Benedetto, Killer Suit Creative Media, 2011
All content copyright Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, 2011


First We Take Manhattan is our original narrative music video for our cover of Leonard Cohen's classic song.
To see our shot-for-shot remake of the opening to The Prisoner music video go to: http://donotforsake.com/arrival.html

“First We Take Manhattan” is an original, tongue-in-cheek, spy-caper narrative produced and directed by Killer Suit Creative Media’s Glenn di Benedetto that playfully examines expectation and limits context to allow the viewer to question meaning and morality until the full, grandiose scale is revealed in its final moments.  The video pays tribute to spy television of the past with thematic similarity to the sci-fi reveals of the odder episodes of The Avengers, the slow-paced preparation sequences of Mission: Impossible, and of course, the good-vs.-evil ambiguity of The Prisoner.  It is the first original-narrative video by Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling.



Manhattan Video Screen Captures

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Manhattan Video Behind-the-Scenes Video




Manhattan Video Behind-the-Scenes Photos

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Full Credits

Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Glenn di Benedetto

Special Effects: Michael J. Epstein

Number 2, The Monkey Man: Agent Bishop

Seltzman: Richard Bouchard