While the video for Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” presented life under martial law in a convincingly real, understated and almost nostalgic way, MIA’s “Born Free” is much more stylized and adrenaline-filled, showing a Dystopia where rebellious redheads are persecuted by the State, with an incredibly violent ending. More than its imagery, the questions it raises will haunt you long after it’s over.
In the music video for Pearl Jam’s “Do The Evolution,” life on Earth is presented from beginning to its apocalyptic end, with plenty of sex and death in between.
A happy parade involving a platoon of giant killer robots turns into a deadly slaughter when Rhon tells Steve that his robots are “crap 4ever.”
SCENES FROM THE SUBURBS, Spike Jonez’s short film about teenagers growing up in a suburban area occupied by an increasingly oppressive military presence, is reportedly coming out in May or June of 2011. The film will be about 30 minutes and expand on the story told in Arcade Fire’s 2010 music video of the same name. Trailer below.
Here’s the music video if you haven’t seen it:
More about the film:
Check out this fun stop action film inspired by John Carpenter’s THE THING about a virus, buried in the ice of Antarctica, that infects one of the men of a small research station, turning him into a monster. Somebody matched up the video with the song Aenima by Tool. Enjoy!
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