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Arcade Fire gets some help from Terry Gilliam and Andrew Garfield

Arcade Fire gets some help from Terry Gilliam and Andrew Garfield

Last night, Arcade Fire played a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden, in support of their terrific third LP, The Suburbs. They recruited filmmaker Terry Gilliam to direct the live webcast, which streamed on YouTube. In this 10-minute behind-the-scenes film, Gilliam is our host as we get to see the band hanging out backstage before a gig. It’s actually kinda charming to see a band so poised for superstardom, joking around like the kids they are. They even take things into playful Gilliam territory: at around the 7-minute mark, the video takes on a fictional narrative, as the director enlists the help of a roadie (played by his Dr. Parnassus cast member Andrew Garfield) to get the band on their feet:

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