Watch R.E.M.’s Second Video Directed by James Franco


I guess when you’re James Franco, you’ve got a little more confidence during the pitching process. Instead of shrugging and suggesting maybe some live footage of the band over the years, or some artsy minimalist look to represent the emptiness of a world without R.E.M., James Franco is like, “Fuck it, cat face, Lindsay Lohan, me dancing. These are just a few of my ideas. What do you think?” And then everyone nods and is like, “Okay, excellent, James Franco.”

  • Viv

    James Franco is such a first class A-hole…this second clip is even worse than “Blue”…
    Why, Michael Stipe, Why????

  • Chris

    Why? Easy. R.E.M. has a large large number of people who will listen to anything they put out. They also have a new generation who either a) has no idea who they are or b) don’t care about R.E.M. To get either of those two to listen to the song you get some sort of buzz … in this case really weird and James Franco (but then I repeat myself). If 100,000 people who would never have heard that song before watch the video once and 10% of those people end up liking the song they gain 10,000 potential fans.

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