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5 Great Music Videos By Famous Directors


Here are 5 fantastic music vids that you may not have realised were made by top hollywood directors.

Radiohead – Daydreaming: Paul Thomas Anderson

Anderson has been making music vids since 1997, and Radiohead are without a doubt the biggest name he’s worked with. Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has had a long standing relationship with Anderson, composing scores for a number of his movies including ‘There Will Be Blood’ and ‘The Master’. It was obviously time for Anderson to return the favour and produce the amazing 2016 video for ‘Daydreaming’.

The Killers – Here With Me: Tim Burton

Tim Burton made his music video directorial debut for The Killers song ‘Bones’ in 2006. However, it was with 2012’s much less conventional and infinitely creepier video for ‘Here With Me’ that the director really made his mark. The video was shot in Blackpool, England and stars Winona Ryder and Craig Roberts in a bizarre love story between two wax mannequins.

Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark: Brian De Palma

The man who produced some of the greatest movies of the 1970’s and 1980’s such as ‘Carrie’, ‘Scarface’ and ‘The Untouchables’ also directed a single music video, 1984’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’. The video was shot in the Saint Paul Civic Centre in Minnesota and is notable for both Springsteen’s epic dance moves, and the appearance of a young Courtney Cox as a member of the audience.

The White Stripes – I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself: Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola is one of the most brilliant film directors of her generation, but when it comes to music videos is arguably second best to her brother Roman, who has directed some of the most iconic music vids of the last 20 years. On the occasions that Sofia has dabbled however, she has produced some fantastic efforts, particularly the uber stylish minimal video for ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’.

Michael Jackson – Bad: Martin Scorsese

As well as being the ‘King of Pop’, Jackson was undoubtedly the king of music videos, and made some of the most unforgettable videos of the 80s and 90s. Scorsese’s 18 minute short film for ‘Bad’ is possibly Jackson’s greatest, and is said to have taken inspiration from the 1961 film ‘West Side Story’. The video ended up winning a string of prestigious awards by the end of 1987.


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