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Genesis: Land of Confusion (1986)

The music video to the Genesis top 5 hit, Land Of Confusion. Featuring Spitting Images Puppets.

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John Lloyd, James Yukich
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Credited cast:
Chris Barrie ... Ronald Reagan (voice)
Phil Collins ... Puppet Phil Collins (voice)
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The music video to the Genesis top 5 hit, Land Of Confusion. Featuring Spitting Images Puppets.

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English

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1986 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Was awarded the Grammy for Best Concept Music Video. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Ronald Reagan: [after accidentally pushing the Nuke button instead of the Nurse one] That's one heck of a nurse!
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Land of Confusion
Written by Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Phil Collins
Performed by Genesis
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Genesis: Land of Confusion is still a pretty potent puppet musical video
23 August 2018 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This video uses puppet images of both the group (Genesis) performing this song and of various other musicians as well as political figures (especially Ronald Reagan) to make a point about the political turmoil going on at the time. Watching it then, we were pretty worried of what a man who was previously in show business and was up there in age was doing in the Oval Office. Doesn't seem much different to today what with a billionaire who once hosted a reality TV show called "The Apprentice" and is stroking much the same fears but more intensely than during Reagan's time making plenty of us worry for the future now more than ever. Those puppets were courtesy of the British series "Spitting Image" of which there was briefly an American version during this time. The video had lost none of its power and with the current celebrities, it could still make a point today. So on that note, I highly recommend Genesis: Land of Confusion.


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