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Spike Jonze has released his 28-minute short film Scenes From the Suburbs, we had a trailer for this one back in March. The music video for ‘The Suburbs’ is included below because it’s great much like the song and album it came from. The short film can be watched here.
The short is a collaboration with Arcade Fire obviously and stars some unknowns. Bandleader Win Butler wrote the film with his brother William Butler, which follows a group of suburban kids during a dystopian summer where “military control of their town makes the lazy days more aimless than ever.”
Scenes From the Suburbs is a 28-minute short created together by Arcade Fire and Spike Jonze. Bandleader Win Butler wrote the film with his brother William Butler, the short stars unknowns and was given this synopsis in the Berlin festival program:
“I wish I could remember every little moment. But I can’t. Why do I only remember the moments that I do. I wonder what happens to the others.” A group of suburban youths. Back then, in the summer, so long ago. They couldn’t leave town because outside the country was at war and the military controlled life and all gateways. The teenagers wander aimlessly about town. Winter is a long way off. And love and longing and friendship still mean – everything.
The music video is posted below the trailer, both worth a watch. Scenes From the Suburbs will play this week at SXSW with a DVD release in May. Leaves a lot to interpretation because I still have no idea what’s going on, but I always like that. JUMP for the trailer and music video: (more…)
Back in April news surfaced that Spike Jonze (Where The Wild Things Are, Being John Malkovich) was casting a secret film project in Austin Texas. It was supposedly a short film that tells a story which involves “friends growing apart” and that it was collaboration effort with the band Arcade Fire who gave their sound to Spike for the Where The Wilds Things Are trailer [here]. Arcade Fire you should note is probably one – if not the best band in the world right now and I’ve said that a few times on this site, I’m sticking by it.
Now we have new information about the upcoming short film production — it is a b-movie science fiction story. Here’s a video for the band’s song The Suburbs, directed by Jonze. I won’t give anything away, but watch it from start to finish and you’ll find yourself hooked. This could be the start or excerpt from the film perhaps? If the actual short film is still to come is now the question, it might be nice to have a music video trilogy story of some kind. Watch the video below. (more…)
Arcade Fire is one of the best bands in the world, if you don’t know this; there are three albums I can recommend for further proof. The latest being The Suburbs, which I haven’t been able to stop listening to for weeks.
On August 30, 2010, an interactive video was released for “We Used to Wait” at http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com, designed in conjunction with Google Chrome, which makes use of Google Maps and Google Street View. The experience begins with the viewer entering in their childhood address and goes on to incorporate drawing a picture and writing a letter. It’s all pretty crazy and something I have never seen before. Close other windows and tabs and have fun, you can even share the short film you created with friends.