Well, I warned you a couple weeks ago that Darren Aronofsky would be directing a video for a song from the Lou Reed and Metallica record Lulu. Originally the report was that the song would be ‘Iced Honey,’ but what we get is in fact a video for one of the more unintentionally hilarious songs on Lulu, ‘The View.’ (It’s the song that has James Hetfield screaming “I am the table!” No, there are no single shots of a table in this video.)

Now we’ve got the video, and it’s really just some black and white footage of Loutallica playing the track in a rehearsal space. It looks good from a purely aesthetic perspective, properly moody and increasingly fragmented and blurry as the song goes on. But there’s really not all that much to it. Check it out below. Read More »

Metallica has worked with some pretty impressive people in the film and art world. Just as quick examples, photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn has been instrumental in creating the band’s visual image for more than a decade, and the band’s first music video, for the song ‘One,’ was co-directed by Bill Pope, now better known as the cinematographer for Sam Raimi, the Matrix films and Scott Pilgrim.

And while the latest Metallica record, Lulu, made with Lou Reed, is… a difficult listen, to say the very least, the band’s next video might be a real visual treat, because it will be directed by Darren Aronofsky and shot by Matthew Libatique. Read More »