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?