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Released: 2010


Director: Summer Camp


By re-editing scenes from the 1970 film ‘A Swedish Love Story’, we get a promo and story-line that totally fits into Summer Camp’s John Hughes- in debt aesthetic.


Best bit: The two leads' pre-pubescent eyes meeting over a steaming dancefloor.

 
 
 

Released: 1988


Director: Sonic Youth


The musical ‘teenage riots’ that The Youth pay tribute here range from Patti Smith and Dennis Wilson to Minor Threat and Nick Cave.


Best bit: When Patti Smith gets ready to leap out, cat like, from the screen.

 
 

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Elvis

 

Released: 2008


Director: Saam Farahmand


Creeping flesh, bare torsos and vibrating cheeks — Saam proves he's the master of subtle menace.


Best bit: The vibrating neck bit.

 
 
 

Released: 1989


Director: David Fincher


'Se7en' director Fincher creates this brilliantly stylised mini movie-like tale of sexual abuse and revenge.


Best bit: The powerful shots of "Janie" running through traffic.

 
 
 
Bjork

Released: 1995


Director: Spike Jonze


Jonze goes for old Hollywood glamour but does so in a particularly Bjork-ian way. So much so that you feel like you're inside the Icelandic pixie's head.


Best bit: The amazing Bjork backflip.

 
 
 
Rilo Kiley

Released: 2007


Director: Autumn de Wilde


Art imitating life here, as the real life band ex’s Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett play a couple whose happy day goes pear shaped.


Best bit: When Jenny flees the wedding.
Watch it on YouTube.

 
 
 

Released: 1983


Director: Russell Mulcahy


Something’s not quite right in this boarding school. Oh, it’s the fact that the pupils are all..ex pupils in more ways than one…


Best bit: When we see the choir with no eyes.

 
 
 
The Strokes

Released: 2006


Director: Samuel Bayer


Is it a space ship or a mental asylum? The Strokes get covered in a black jet of oil, lovingly shot close up. In retrospect, a bit like a metaphor for their recent inter-band relations. (It's a mental asylum isn't it?)


Best bit: Near the end when they are pretty much drowning but are up for one last...

 
 
 

Released: 1991


Director: Andy Morahan


9 minutes of fame paranoia courtesy of Mr Axl Rose at his most bombastic. It features a SWAT team, actual dolphins and a massive Slash guitar solo. Need we say more?


Best bit: The dolphins don’t want Axl to kill himself. So they save him.

 
 
 

Released: 1999


Director: Phillip Atwell, Dr Dre


Marshall Mathers would never be this carefree and slapstick again. Too many unpleasant funnies to mention, including references to ‘The Brady Bunch’, Marilyn Manson and Bill Clinton.


Best bit: That uncanny Marilyn Manson impression.

 
 
 
 
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