The Chemical Brothers exploded with Star Guitar in 2002, resulting in one of my favorite music videos of all time. Ever. Of all time. It’s easily one of the most hypnotic, addictive, and straight up cool videos anyone will ever see.
And it’s got a delicious aura of “how the fuck did they do that?” – since the clip’s nearly a decade old. The simplest explanation is to note the genius who conceived it: Michel Gondry.
Yes, the man behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, one of the best films of this century so far, and The Science of Sleep (La science des rêves to the hip and the French), a personal favorite of mine for reasons yet to remain mysterious.
I know the clip isn’t viewable here, but that’s a good thing. Click, go to the youtube page, and watch it in HQ to get the full experience. You’ll emerge a changed person. Or at least smiling.