The Rolling Stones – Child of the Moon (1967)

The striking video to this rare Stones tune, directed by Michael Lindsay Hogg, is quite good and rather haunting. It’s as if Bergman or Antonioni were asked to direct a video for the Stones. (Among his earlier work, Hogg had directed the tonally similar video “Paperback Writer” by The Beatles.)

We see three stages of a girl’s life, symbolic of our own similar paths of mortality, whilst the Stones, at their most handsomest, are planted like incarnations of the Devil himself, just standing and watching, and not aging a minute.

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