Monday, November 30, 2009

Spike n' Kanye--see for yourself...

4 comments:

Matt B said...

This was an odd video. Not just Kanye himself but the Jonze's use of Kanye. Spike Jonze, the director of Where the Wild Things Are & Being John Malcovich, likes to bring a surreal effect to his films. Jonze portrays Kanye as a drunk narcissist(one could even say douche bag)who you don't feel sorry for. I mean this portrayal of Kanye is what we expect (i.e. Taylor Swift incident) except until the end.

I guess i'm just left with more questions than when I started but I enjoyed the video overall.

Excaliborn7 said...

Wow. I found this to be incredible. absolutely incredible. Hats off to Jonze again. This piece has a lot of daring originality in my opinion, and makes brilliant use of Kanye's pop icon status. Jonze has always had a vision. This is no exception, and I think it adds to his repertoire of already brilliant stuff. It was a sad movie too. I did feel for Kanye, or the character of Kanye throughout...with the exception maybe of the first few minutes, but I was so curious at that point it didn't really matter if I liked or disliked his persona at the start off (and that gave him a chance to be transformed anyway, as all the best characters/people are). Thanks for posting this good stuff.

Sidney said...

Yeah. That got weird fast. But not weird in a bad way at all. I actually felt sympathetic towards Kanye almost the whole time. Even when was being a belligerent douche I felt like that was just the Hen talking... somehow like his stardom and access to fine booze wasn't his fault. I thought the camera work ie. helping the viewer feel Kanye's drunkenness was really effective as well as the visual and sound effects during the vomit/stabbing scene.

Julie said...

I would say that this is definitely sliding down the surface of things. unexpectedly moving