I went with version 2 as that's what I'm familiar with, but version 1 has me hooked now. Who is that blonde? Nobody seems to know.
I also voted for Version II. It had the most airplay. It's hard to believe thirty years have past! I still see things moving in the video I haven't noticed before. And I like George's facial expressions, especially when the money comes shooting out of the drawer. It looked like he was having fun filming the video.
I guess we'll never know who the blonde was. It was Alexis Denisof's first job. I guess the girl was an unknown too and stayed that way. It's a cute video and told a nice story.
Here he talks about the video shoot in an IGN interview:IGNFF: What was your first professional work outside of school?
DENISOF: I think my first job was a George Harrison video, for a song called "I've Got My Mind Set on You." I was thrilled. I think I got paid $500. A little story about a young guy in an old-fashioned pinball arcade playing a game to win a fuzzy toy so he can give it to the girl that he has his eye on. We shot it in sort of one long day in a warehouse in London, and I just couldn't have been more excited. Suddenly it was for real. I wasn't in a classroom experimenting anymore &#Array; this was it. It wasn't a Steven Spielberg movie, but to me it was. They're shouting action and cut, and I had a certain few seconds between the two in which I had to do the right thing. That's what it's all about. I was very excited.
IGNFF: Any George sighting that day?
DENISOF: Well, that was sort of my main thrill about getting the job, not only that it was my first paying job, but yeah, I was hoping to meet him. It turned out the band had shot their stuff weeks in advance somewhere else. Yeah, I never met him. So the closest I ever got to him was in the finished cut video.
I like how George gave that little wave at the end of the Version III video...
I miss him a lot.