Archive for the 'Video' Category
In this photo on the set of “Blue Orchid” Megbot is clearly missing her legs.
Photo by video director, Floria Sigismondi.
Seven Nation Army: While early reports had the White Stripes working with director Jim Jarmusch, the video was in fact directed by Alex & Martin. No doubt Jack went with the latter because of their previous experience working with robots (see Air’s “Radio #1” video.) The video also includes a shot of Jack with a flame on his head. A “reliable source” tells me that in the Bible this is symbolic of an apostle having been touched by the Holy Spirit. My source hypothesizes that this may indicate Jack has developed a God complex having “resurrected” Meg. Plus there are a lot of skeletons. They were not included just because skeletons are cool. [YouTube]
Hotel Yorba: Meg is playing with a mouse. Everyone knows real girls are afraid of mice. [YouTube]
Fell in Love with a Girl: Megbot was on the fritz; Gondry’s video was just necessity disguised as brilliance. [YouTube]
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground: Meg isn’t really in this video either, just the “ghost” of Meg. [YouTube]
We’re Going to Be Friends: Meg doesn’t move throughout the video, but merely lies on the couch. Supposedly she was asleep, but I think we all know what the real problem was. Her batteries were dead. [YouTube]
2002 MTV Movie Awards: During “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” fans are choreographed to do a dance commonly referred to as “the robot.” [YouTube]