Kanye West-Spike Jonze 'We Were Once a Fairytale' short film hits the web
Tuesday 20 October 2009
American hip-hop singer Kanye West screened his 11-minute short film, entitled
We Were Once a Fairytale and directed by American director Spike Jonze, on his blog October 18.
The short marks the second collaboration between the two, following the experimental music video to 2007's "Flashing Lights." The new clip features West portraying a drunken exaggeration of his obnoxious public persona, embarrassing himself in a nightclub as "See You in My Nightmares" (a track from last year's 808s & Heartbreak album) plays in the background. Eventually, West makes love to a stranger, vomits in a bathroom, and encounters a rat demon living inside of himself (a puppet resembling characters seen in Jonze's latest no.1 film, Where the Wild Things Are).
We Were Once a Fairytale was filmed in Los Angeles, California, over a two-day period in January 2009 . The short will eventually be made available for sale on iTunes (though no date has yet been set); Kanye West has since removed the video from his blog. The collaboration has been shown only once before, during the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 24.
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