There’s been quite the onslaught of coverage for Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” these past few days (just look at all this on the Indiewire network), but one thing in particular that caught our eye was Anderson’s declaration of love for Grimes’ “Oblivion” and its video.
“That gets me going,” Anderson said of Grimes’ “Oblivion” video during a 90 minute conversation with the filmmaker at the New York Film Festival. “It’s fucking great. It just saw it. It made me hyper, it made me want to dance around the room. I just want to bounce off the walls… Everything clicks. It’s spooky too. It makes you pumped and it has this really great energy, but this energy that starts to get a little bit crazy and feverish and you see some of the faces she got. These frat guys bouncing around and they seem all too real and all too date-rapey. And there’s that danger lurking underneath it. But on top of it, it just makes me want to dance.”
Anderson’s declaration is obviously also a major shout out to the video’s director Emily Kai Bock. The Montreal-based music video director has made incredible work for Arcade Fire and Grizzly Bear, and deservedly now has the official praise of Mr. Anderson.
“She’s great, she finds beautiful/ugly locations, that’s a good way to describe it,” he said of Bock. “She’s just doing really great work right now and I’ve been digging it, so I thought it was good to throw in here. She’s out there doing something good.”
Watch Grimes’ “Oblivion” below and find out more about what Anderson had say this weekend here.