Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sick Vids Brah 2011 (HM): Gil Scott-Heron "New York Is Killing Me"

HM stands for "Honorable Mention." In this case, we have a 2010 video, just barely missing out on the deadline.

Similar to Mark Romanek directing Johnny Cash's "Hurt" so soon before Johnny's passing and only a year before Romanek's hiatus from video directing, Chris Cunningham made a return to video directing (after remaining silent for about 5 years) for a three-screen IMAX presentation centered around a song from what ended up becoming Gil Scott-Heron's last album. His passing ended up seriously cranking up the "depth" knob on this one. Personally, we think it's way better than the "Hurt" video...

R.I.P. Gil

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