Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Now That's How You Start A Movie

While I toil away writing my Royal Tenenbaums post(s) for Counting Down The Zeros (can you sense me toiling?) please enjoy this music video from Depeche Mode. And whilst you find yourself enjoying it, imagine how much cooler it would be if it was the beginning of a movie.




Thanks to Pitchfork for the video.

7 comments:

Kramer said...

That was better than about 95% of every movie entro I've ever seen. I was seriously getting into that and it was barely 3 minutes long.

PIPER said...

The rest of the movie could suck ass and everyone would be talking about that first 3 minutes.

But whoever thought up that first three minutes, would be brilliant enough to finish the movie in style.

Kramer said...

And by entro I meant intro.

A video like this could give video directors a good name. Bashing Michael Bay may never be the same.

It was done by Patrick Daughters by the way.

Rick Olson said...

Pat, I've gotta get toiling ... I promised Ric I'd write something on "Talk to Her." I love Almodovar.

Bob Turnbull said...

That would be pretty cool if they continue the story with their next video, but then you run the danger of getting all Bryan Adams "Reckless". And you don't want that...

You're right though, I want to see that story through. I know Patrick Daughters name, but can't bring anything he's done to mind...

Bob Turnbull said...

I just Wikipedia-ed Daughters. He did Feist's "1234" video (which is where I heard about I think). The list on Wikipedia looks pretty interesting, but I haven't seen any of the others.

If those Director Label Series (compiling music videos from individual directors - previous sets had Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, Jonathan Glazer, etc.) were still active, he would be a good candidate.

cattleworks said...

Yo. I just blundered over here via Because I Saw the Film and you're right, that IS a real cool intro. So, this video is just a self-contained video (versus a tie-in to some movie)? If that's the case, that's REALLY cool. I'm assuming it's the band that's walking by on the sidewalk in slow motion, too. If so, I think it's great that they resisted any temptation to show them again or to cut/insert shots of them playing the song in the studio, you know?
I first thought this was playing backward and then I realized the car was simply rolling backward, which is still cool.
Definitely compelling.