Gangster Trippin'

I see a web redemption in this band's future.

Pitchfork's staff compiled a list of The Top 50 Music Videos of the 1990s. Notably absent: "Tonight, Tonight" and "Smack My Bitch Up."

Two other videos I would have lobbied for:

God Lives Underwater
"From Your Mouth"
[dir: Roman Coppola; 1998]

Then Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Hirofumi Nakajima ate all that food in a single take six times consecutively.

Nine Inch Nails
"We're in This Together"
[dir: Mark Pellington; 1999]

Better than "Closer," in my opinion. Its chiaroscuro and cinematography are dynamite.

The video is an homage to the 1927 Fritz Lang film Metropolis, using similar sets to that of the film and Trent Reznor sporting the same costume and haircut as the workers in the film. [source]

I did not know that.

In the Taxi Driver-influenced video for David Bowie's "I'm Afraid of Americans", Reznor plays a Travis Bickle character.

I cannot find a Wikipedia page for "music videos inspired by films."

Let's see…

• R.E.M. – "Everybody Hurts" ()
• Def Squad – "Full Cooperation" (48 Hours/Trading Places/The Nutty Professor)
• Lenny Kravitz – "Believe" (2001: A Space Odyssey)
• Blur – "The Universal" (A Clockwork Orange)
• Rob Zombie – "Never Gonna Stop" (A Clockwork Orange)
• Shihad – "Pacifier" (A Clockwork Orange)
• Unklejam – "Stereo" (A Clockwork Orange)
• Smashing Pumpkins – "Tonight, Tonight" (A Trip to the Moon)
• Paula Abdul – "Cold Hearted" (All That Jazz)
• The Cranberries – "Linger" (Alphaville)
• Stereophonics – "The Bartender and the Thief" (Apocalypse Now)
• Keith Murray – "Incredible" (Batman)
• The Pipettes – "Pull Shapes" (Beyond the Valley of the Dolls)
• Berlin – "No More Words" (Bonnie and Clyde)
• Nas – "Street Dreams" (Casino)
• Redman and Method Man – "How High" (Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams)
• Busta Rhymes – "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" (Coming to America)
• Noreaga – "N.O.R.E." (Con Air/The Fugitive)
• Beastie Boys – "Body Movin'" (Danger: Diabolik)
• Jay-Z – "Hard Knock Life" (Fallen)
• Brian McKnight – "Back at One" (Fearless)
• Taking Back Sunday – "Cute Without the 'E'" (Fight Club)
• Geri Halliwell – "It's Raining Men" (Flashdance/Fame)
• Jennifer Lopez – "I'm Glad" (Flashdance)
• Madonna – "Material Girl" (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
• Ashanti – "Foolish" (Goodfellas)
• EPMD – "Symphony 2000" (Halloween/The Texas Chain Saw Massacre/The Shining/Marathon Man/Carrie)
• Donwill – "Laura's Song" (High Fidelity)
• Sixpence None the Richer – "Kiss Me" (Jules and Jim)
• Blur – "To the End" (Last Year at Marienbad)
• Stereophonics – "Hurry Up and Wait" (M*A*S*H)
• 2Pac – "California Love" (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome)
• Madonna – "Express Yourself" (Metropolis)
• Nine Inch Nails – "We're in This Together" (Metropolis)
• The Killers – "Mr. Brightside" (Moulin Rouge!)
• Busta Rhymes – "I Love My Bitch" (Mr. and Mrs. Smith)
• Fu Manchu – "Evil Eye" (Over the Edge)
• Young Jeezy – "Soul Survivor" (Paid in Full)
• The Whoridas – "Talkin' Bout Bank" (Pulp Fiction)
• Paula Abdul – "Rush, Rush" (Rebel Without a Cause)
• Cool Breeze – "Watch for the Hook" (Reservoir Dogs)
• Quarashi – "Mr. Jinx" (Run Lola Run)
• Company of Thieves – "Oscar Wilde" (Rushmore)
• My Chemical Romance – "The Ghost of You" (Saving Private Ryan)
• Alicia Keys – "Teenage Love Affair" (School Daze)
• David Bowie – "I'm Afraid of Americans" (Taxi Driver)
• Schoolly D – "Another Sign" (Taxi Driver)
• Redman – "Whateva Man" (The Blues Brothers)
• A-Teens – "Dancing Queen" (The Breakfast Club)
• Thrice – "Image of the Invisible" (The City of Lost Children)
• Maroon 5 – "She Will Be Loved" (The Graduate)
• The Fugees – "Fu-Gee-La" (The Harder They Come)
• Stereophonics – "Pick a Part That's New" (The Italian Job)
• The Notorious B.I.G. – "Hypnotize" (The Rock)
• Puff Daddy – "Victory" (The Running Man)
• 30 Seconds to Mars – "The Kill" (The Shining)
• Smif-N-Wessun – "Won Time" (The Shining)
• Prime Minister Peter Nice and Daddy Rich – Rat Bastard (The Untouchables)
• Jay-Z – "The City Is Mine" (The Usual Suspects)
• Armand Van Helden – "Into Your Eyes" (They Live)
• Gang Starr – "You Know My Steez" (THX 1138)
• Lil Scrappy – "No Problem" (Training Day)
• Faith No More – "Last Cup of Sorrow" (Vertigo)
• Jay-Z – "D.O.A." (Zabriskie Point)

sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

1 Comment

  1. Cangrejero 26 Aug 10 at 21:58

    Goldfinger's video for "This lonely place" is based on Alien


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