Watch: Great Trailer for Spike Jonze & Arcade Fire's New Short Film

March 14, 2011
Source: The Film Stage

Scenes from the Suburbs

The average listener may not have known much about the indie rock band Arcade Fire before their Album of the Year win at the Grammys not too long ago, but the Internet was in quite an uproar about the victory. Meanwhile, we've been fans for awhile, and loved band members RĂ©gine Chassagne and Win Butler's score for Richard Kelly's The Box even if Arcade Fire as a whole wasn't involved. And now we have a film project of theirs to look forward to with a trailer for Scenes from the Suburbs, a short film written by Butler and Chassagne and directed by Spike Jonze, the man behind films like Being John Malkovich and Adaptation. Watch below!

We can't really be sure what to expect from the trailer, but it feels like a gritty, real-life sci-fi flick not unlike District 9 or Monsters and that has me absolutely riveted. Jonze is one of the most unique minds working in film today, and working with a band like Arcade Fire has yielded positive results previously. As a matter of fact, you may get an ever better idea of the inspiration and style behind this new short film by taking a look at the stellar music video for The Suburbs, the title track off the band's most recent album on which the film is based. The short will be playing at South by Southwest this week (see Jeremy's coverage here), and will go straight-to-DVD at a later date, so keep an eye out for it. Thoughts?

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  • Anonymous
    looks quite good.
  • Reminded me a little of that music video where they round up the gingers and blow them up, but with more bmxing. It doesn't really look anything like it, but it's worth a blast anyways: MIA's Born Free
    • The Arcade Fire video came first. As did that episode of South Park.
  • Jcr4nf
    How does this look like science fiction?
    • Firefan
      Maybe because there are soliders geared up and with faces covered in the middle of the suburb....
  • Joshjacoby666
    win butler and regine chassagne of arcade fire DID compose the score for richard kellys horrific film the box. why am i not surprised first showing didnt know this?
  • I've been on this for some time. First moment possible buy for me. Arcade Fire and Spike Jonze = no brainer purchase. P.s. To the movie gods. Please make sure they drop it on blu.




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