Gaspar Noé, the film director behind 2009’s Enter The Void, has suggested that Kanye West plagiarised his work for the ‘All Of The Lights’ music video.
The title sequence of Noé’s movie features quick cuts of various neon typefaces, an idea later implemented in West’s 2011 clip.
Speaking to The Daily Beast, Noé said that he wasn’t surprised that West “copied” his work but was shocked that Hype Williams, the director behind the video, would put his name to the work.
“The director [Hype Williams] was someone else who ripped off the titles to my movie,” he said. “I was more shocked by the fact that that guy who copied all the typography of my titles put his name in it – Hype Williams – when you never usually see a director’s name in a music video. He was putting his name on it over and over!
“It was so weird that he was not only copying it, but adding his name into the credits over and over again.”
Designer Tom Kan, who collaborated with Noé on the Enter The Void title sequence, previously commented on West’s video in 2011, telling Art Of The Title, “The similarities were too blatant and I believe plagiarism always devalues the imitator. Even if it’s a homage, there must be an added personal touch.”
See a comparison of both pieces of work below.
Meanwhile, rapper Travis Scott has claimed that Kanye West will release his seventh studio album ‘SWISH’ “very soon”.
West first announced the album in March of this year, originally referring to it as ‘So Help Me God’. It was renamed ‘SWISH’ in May.
Speaking on Beats 1 last Friday (October 30) Scott said: “That Ye album is nothing to sleep on. That Ye album is coming very soon. It’s lit.”