Wednesday, August 5, 2009

500 Days of Summer Music Video

I downloaded the soundtrack for 500 Days of Summer, mostly for the song She's Got You High by Mumm-Ra, and Us by Regina Spektor and have been listening to those songs on near constant repeat in my car. Marc Webb, director of the film, has made a charming music video with the stars of the film, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, to the song Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? by She & Him, Deschanel's retro-rock duo with musician M. Ward.

The music video is not directly related to the plot of 500 Days of Summer:

Gordon-Levitt plays a stoic man in a neat blue suit, turning to crime in a moment of absolute desperation. Deschanel is the gorgeous, wide-eyed teller, disarming the dangerous man (metaphorically speaking) in a playful, twirling, fox-trotting dance through the stuffy, starkly lit marble lobby. The other dour denizens go about their business unaware.

This video just makes me smile, and smile very big. My review for this amazing film coming tomorrow.

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