Remember two months ago today when that Spike Jonze-directed, Arcade Fire-accompanied short showed up online? I said in that article that it might be a small part of the previously discussed short that the filmmaker and band apparently collaborated on, but I also thought that the clip could be the entire thing.
Turns out it was only a small part of that collaboration, as a story at ThePlaylist (via GordonandtheWhale) tells us that the full short Scenes from the Suburbs will be premiering at the Berlin Film Film Festival next month. The press release for the festival describes it by saying that it:
“Expands the music video into a film without abandoning the structure of a clip. The future has become reality. And the threat lies in the proximity of the military. Memories of a past summer.”
It sounds an awful lot like that clip we saw. Thankfully, said clip is amazing, so there’s no reason for me to complain about it expanding upon that. The idea of a music video film, even in a short form, sounds similar to something like Pink Floyd The Wall, and that features some of the best matches of sound and image I’ve ever seen in a film. If this is even half as powerful as that, we’re in for quite a treat.
Here’s that music video, in case you needed another excuse to watch it again:
Were you a fan of the music video released a few months ago, and are you excited for Scenes from the Suburbs?
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, TFS’ Dan Mecca, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, before diving into a feature review of Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi drama Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to [...]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out [...]