Two interesting cuts from two of the most distinctive directors working today.
First up is Michel Gondry’s video for The White Stripes’ “The Denial Twist.” As with much of Gondry’s work, there’s an imaginative layering of visuals, such that the video becomes something of a Mondrian Loop — the visuals begin to interact with each other in surprising and humorous ways, similar to his video for Kylie Minogue’s “Come Into My World.” What’s better, it’s all done in one take, uses such old school techniques as forced perspective, and it’s got a cameo by Conan O’Brien.
Second is a PSP commercial by Chris Cunningham that looks like something out of some manic Japanese animé. Wierd, whirling dervish-creatures made up of PSPs and other discarded scrap items run rampant through the streets, duking it out on cranes and TV anteannas.
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