Beastie Boys feat. Santigold – Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win (Spike Jonze video)

I recently came across a bittorrent of the superb late-90’s music video series Mirrorball which was initially broadcast on Channel 4. If you’ve seen the Directors Label DVDs from a few years back, then you can be pretty sure they got their idea from Mirrorball which also focuses on music video promo directors such as Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham, Jonathan Glazer, Jonas Akerland and Mike Mills.

I watched the Gondry episode last night, which presents some of his finest work. The man is a visual genius. Examples:

Massive Attack – Protection

Shot in one-take on a set that was built horizontally, this is the ultimate music video optical illusion. Some people are hanging upside down, some are lying on their back. It’s six and a half minutes of a slow-moving beautiful headfuck.


Posted on February 25th, 2008