Sunday, 16 November 2014

What if great cinema directors make a music video?

Have you ever thought that music videos could be directed by important filmmakers? Sometimes we see great masterpieces and sometimes...well...
We invite you to taste nine visually stunning and good quality music videos.Which one is the best for you?

1)Dj Shadow-Six Days (Wong Kar Wai)

One of the greatest contemporary movie directors. He has big movies in his filmography (In the mood for love, 2046, My Blueberry nights) and showed a particular talent for mixing lively colors. Here's a taste of his talent.

2)Metallica-The Day that never comes (Thomas Vinterberg)

A reference in the Dogma film along with Lars Von Trier, his style is crude and aggressive (his first feature Festen is an evidence of it). To have it on your list.

3) Pearl Jam- Jeremy (Mark Pellington)

Mark Pellington lived golden years by the end of the 1990s. He directed successful films (Arlington Road) and music videos (NIN) but he has been long praised for this videoclip. A masterpiece.

4)The White Stripes- I Just don't know what to do with myself? (Sofia Coppola)


Sexy, simple and visually stunning. Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides,Lost In Translation) had the clever idea for this awesome song to film Kate Moss dancing to it. The images speak for themselves.

5)The Killers-Here with me (Tim Burton)

Well well, the crazy and ambitious Tim Burton decided to shoot a music video. A song too classic for our taste but with a video that is noticeable for its colors, style and story. Please, don't cry.

6) Aerosmith-Janie's got a Gun (David Fincher)

Murder, darkness, mystery. These themes, so relevant in a Fincher film, is taken into account in this very good music video. Received many awards.

7) Nirvana- Heart-Shaped Box (Anton Corbijn)

Dutch photographer and film director (Control, A most wanted man) he achieved one of his greatest work with this video. Nirvana has never been so powerful.

8) Placebo- Protege-moi 

French cover of their own song "Protect me (from what I want)", Placebo hired French-Argentine Gaspar NoƩ for directing this music video. The controversial director (Irreversible, Into the void) decided to create another controversy by orgy! This video is very representative of what he is: a crazy dude.

9) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds- Jubilee Street

The best for the end: a masterpiece. Directed by John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition), Nick Cave asked him to come up with a dark script that goes along with the song's spirit. Bravo. 

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