Sep 23 2009

10 Awesome Music Videos Directed by the Incomparable Spike Jonze

Published by at 9:00 am under Movies,Videos

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Many movie fans know who Spike Jonze is, but he’s hardly a household name. After Where the Wild Things Are is released, though, I’m guessing that Jonze’s popularity will skyrocket.  Jonze is a more than capable film director – see Being John Malkovich, for example – and like other talented film directors, he’s directed his fair share of music videos.  Jonze has a style that defies classification and just about all of his music videos are “fun” to watch.  I expect big things from Where the Wild Things Are, but for a glimpse of Jonze’s talent, all you need to do is check out some of his music videos.  After the jump, enjoy 10 awesome music videos directed by the incomparable Spike Jonze.  I’m sure you’ll recognize at least a few of them.

Weezer – Buddy Holly

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV5iQJLpVnM

The Breeders – Cannonball

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpoqzt2EHaA

The Beastie Boys – Sabotage

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4PN7Xbexq4

Notorious B.I.G. – Sky’s the Limit

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtJW5mbErUA

Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZbckwYY9r4

Wax – California

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPT7q825gwI

The Pharcyde – Drop

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co3qMdkucM0

Puff Daddy – It’s All About the Benjamins (Rock Remix)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k456in_fDA

Bjork – It’s in Our Hands

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlHSCpozhKU

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Y Control

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_9D2N-UPkk

By the way, I couldn’t find an embeddable version of “It’s Oh So Quiet” by Bjork.  It’s one of his best, if you’ve seen it.  Click here to watch it.





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6 responses so far

  • Josh

    Who would have thought that Christopher Walken was a classically trained dancer? lol

  • Madison

    @ Josh

    No kidding. I can pretty much watch Walken do anything, though.

  • Laura

    Walken is the man. Deer Hunter is on right now, and man he looked so young then! And Di Niro, too.

    I never get sick of the Buddy Holly video

  • Lauren

    Some classics here, but I think my fave Spike Jonze vid is Daft Punk “Da Funk”. The human/dog guy with the radio is so fuckin weird…and the story is so tragic.

  • Madison

    @ Lauren

    Meant to post that one – it’s great. Unfortunately, I couldn’t embed it.

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