The Man Who Fell to Earth
This may not be the most visually adventurous video, and its narration is a straightforward rendition of a written essay, but it does illustrate a particular strength of the video essay format. The keen observations that this piece makes about the music and the soundtrack of The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) would be very hard to convey in written form.
Indeed, the popularity of the video essay has also caused a greater interest in the analysis of the way films sound, not just look. This video essay, made for filmcomment, makes use of that auditory advantage of the video essay.