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Aronofsky’s Video for Metallica and Lou Reed Looks a Lot Like Pi

When it comes to epic team-ups, few sound more interesting than musical titans Lou Reed and Metallica joining forces for their album Lulu, which came out earlier this year. Even more epic? That Darren Aronofsky, known for such films as Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler and Black Swan, directed the video for their song “The View.”

As you can see below, the video looks like it could have been filmed in the late ’90s, when Aronofsky was making his low-budget, technological and psychological thriller Pi, with it’s grainy black and white aesthetic. The video primarily features the musicians playing the song in a surprisingly straightforward manner, but still conveys the mood of the song. What do you think, does Aronofsky have a future in music videos?


  • Jacob

    Woow… This song is shit.

  • guest

    I wish spin-off didn’t post anything about this album.  The less said about it, the better. 

    Of course, that said…..

    “I AM THE TABLE!!!”

  • pDUB

    i kept expecting the song to get at least slightly better, but alas.
    oh and there is nothing special about this video, though it got better towards the end, and as much as i admire the man, it seems like aronofsky phoned this one in.

  • ATK

    Whomever it was in the studio telling them that this was a good thing should be fired and never allowed to work in any entertainment capacity again. I lost faith that Metallica would produce anything good again a long time ago. Lou Reed; I expected more from you.