Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Video: Daft Punk- Around The World
There's no other way to say it: Michel Gondry is a genius. And Daft Punk are geniuses, too. The combination of these two talents--even in 1997, before they were as well known as they are today--produced the magnificent video for the single version of 'Around The World.'
The video, which features Gondry's usual bag of dreamlike and almost-optical-illusion-esque tricks, has various groups moving around a platform in revolving, interweaving fashion. Like a visualizer, their movements sync up with the beats and sounds of the music in a way close enough to be cool but not so close as to be crap choreography.
My favorite 'group' in this video?? Not the skeletons as you might predict, but the prosthetically-tall jogging suit bedecked dudes. There's something very mid-to-late 90s about them, and I like that.