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Disco 80s Soul

average rating is 3 out of 5


Swati Verma


Posted on:

Dec 16, 2022

Film Reviews
Disco  80s Soul
Directed by:
Duane Thomas Dsouza
Written by:
Duane Thomas Dsouza

The writer-director Duane Thomas Dsouza combines various tropes of traditional and modern cinema to bring to his audience a musical piece that pays tribute to the disco era of the 80’s. He strongly believes in sharing his knowledge with the students regarding new things in field of mass media, filmmaking, and editing so that the entertainment industry gets people who have both skills and passion to produce good content and keep the audience hooked to it.


The plot of the music video revolves around a rare dance performance that reminiscences the disco genre of dance, music and a subculture that emerged in the 1970s United States.


The music video opens with a long shot of a step followed by upbeat funky background music that assists the viewers to gel with the vibe of the creative piece. The combination of white, black, and grey for the colour palette of the dramatic piece is utilized to showcase the various changes in seasons, situations, and time all through its duration. The clock has been smartly incorporated into the script to portray the time-lapse during the energetic fun moves. The set design, lighting, dialogues, costume, hair, and makeup complements the topic as well as the contemporary style of the art of movie-making.


Duane Thomas Dsouza understands the nuances and sensibilities of people from the times of extravagant rhythms and therefore designs the male protagonist utilising animation, special effects, and other editing technics to give life to his thought process concerning the subject matter the musical piece deals with. A well-structured and conceptualized animated character gives the audience a sense of realism and nostalgia with it and therefore relates to the same.


Disco 80s Soul talks to its audience about the importance of the roles of dance and music to maintain a positive frame of mind to deal with every scenario in life. The music video reiterates the fact that one should always cherish and celebrate the rich heritage the past has given us in terms of music, historical events, etc while we march ahead to achieve much more so that we pass it on to the next generation. The upbeat music and rhythm of the creative piece tells the viewers to be happy and add an unconventional approach to life to make it more enjoyable in the long term. Disco 80s Soul depicts and discusses how crucial it has become for humans to be adaptive and survive through tough days. The cinematic pieces states that the right mix of traditional values and a modern touch assists to enhance the quality of life in the long term similar to the Disco 80s Soul. The creative piece shows that there can be varied ways of handling any situation and all of this depends on the perspective of each individual.

About the Film Critic
Swati Verma
Swati Verma
Animation, Music Video
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