It isn’t exactly movie-related, but it’s content from one of our favorite directors being posted on a Saturday. Why not?
News that Darren Aronofsky was directing a music video for Lou Reed and Metallica — for a song from their recent collaboration, Lulu — would’ve normally been a shock, but the actual album is so bizarre and confounding; it felt like a natural step. Although the initial report claimed that the teaming would be for “Iced Honey,” the finished result actually goes with the album’s most popular (?) track, “The View.”
If you’re interested in seeing what that looks like, today is your lucky day. The music video, coming from their YouTube account (via /Film), features the ex-Velvet Underground leader delivering his borderline non-sensical lyrics whilst Metallica thrash, and as James Hetfield screams about being different objects. Sadly, the music video isn’t really much to marvel at. Some techniques — such as zooms and gorgeous cinematography — prevent it from being a completely standard affair, but I don’t get the feeling of Aronofsky‘s work at all. But there are worse ways of holding over until Noah, I suppose.
Most who watch this — like most who simply hear the song — won’t be won over by the unlikely assemblage, but I’ve found myself kind of endeared to this tune. I’m not a Metallica fan, but the mixture of Reed‘s dry, bitter voice and way with words almost always pull me in, despite this song’s apparent issues.
Watch it below:
What are your thoughts on Aronofsky’s direction here? How about the actual song? Are you the root?
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the 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 streaming […]
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 […]
Genre film fans are likely familiar with writer Alex Garland‘s output over the last decade and a half. He made his name with a splash when his novel was adapted into the backpacking adventure thriller The Beach in 2000 and struck again with screenplay for 28 Days Later which some credit as the fire that helped reignite […]
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. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support […]
Latest posts from The Film Stage