We’re out of the music business now, but here are a couple of music-related items as they relate to movies. First up, Marc Webb — the man who directed (500) Days of Summer, which is out on DVD on January 5th, which is awful, because now no one will receive it in their stocking — has directed the new Weezer video. I love Weezer; I own all their albums, but I’ll be the first to admit that damn near every one has 2 great songs, 3 good songs, and the rest is filler. The video is for “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To,” the new single on their upcoming album, Raditude. It also features one of the women on my list of the Top 10 Most Generic-Looking Females in Hollywood. But I’m not going to tell you which — I’ll let you try to figure it out yourself.
Good video. Good song. That is, assuming you like Weezer.
In addition, here’s a interview with Marc Webb about the making of the video. It’s absolutely not important to me. but when I saw (500) Days of Summer, I kind of got the idea that it was directed by a gay director. It just had this particular … greatness about it that, I dunno — I didn’t think a straight director could pull off (no offense to heterosexuals). Anyway, watching this interview, I dunno. The gaydar is on the fritz. I have no idea. Although, that straw hat should be a dead giveaway. I’m still on the fence.
And, on a minor note, Richard Kelley — director of Donnie Darko and the forthcoming The Box — spoke yesterday about the hopeful release of the film’s score, which comes from Arcade Fire (!) members Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, and Owen Pallet, who is also a member of Final Fantasy. He basically said: Arcade Fire is currently working in the studio on another album, so the score would come out “at some point, when it does not conflict with their album release schedule for their record label.” Bummer. But, on the bright side, Arcade Fire is working on a new studio album.
(H/T The Playlist)