There are some genuinely multi-talented musicians in the music industry, and then there are some talented musicians who think they are multi-talented. The examples of the former scenario are Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman, who are amazing basketball players and yet are talented musicians. There are unfortunately many examples of the latter scenario where a musician feels he can try his hand at direction, and has failed miserably. Here is a dekko at five such musicians and their cinematic creations which are totally absurd and pretentious. While you may want to know about it, better not to venture out to see these movies. Take a look for now:
5) Daft Punk’s Electroma
It is an excruciating art-house kind of movie where musical robots want to become human. The movie is all about this, and while we enjoy this musical robot duo, and his unique music, the movie that represents the musings of a robot is absolutely disastrous! Imagine a musician making a movie without music, and the only ‘sound’ in the movie is the ambient noise created by Curtis Mayfield and Todd Rundgren. There are no dialogues, and the setting is such that everyone is a Daft Punk robot. Now could it have become more pretentious than this?!
Daft Punk goes to a lab and disguises themselves as a human with the help of a head gear over their helmets. And the antagonist of the movie then is the plastic melting temperatures of the American West. What more could threaten plastic more than heat? The other robots that are normal and not in disguises, then chase these out of the town. Then, starts an endless hike into the desert and ultimately both the robots die.. the cause of the death is murder-suicide! As predicted, the film failed miserably, even the arty people of Cannes could not sit through the movie. If there is anyone in the world, who loved the movie, it is Daft Punk themselves.
4) Kanye West’s Cruel Summer
Kanye West is not just a rapper, but a fashion designer, Shoemaker, actor, and a writer/director too. His movie called Cruel Summer had his brand of music and actors like Aziz Ansari and some rap stars including him. The movie is about the love story of a sports car thief who falls for a blind Middle Eastern princess. To win her hand, he has to overcome the three challenges that her father has thrown at him, which includes restoration of her eyesight too!
If you are wondering that the movie sounds normal and what is so weird about it.. then hold on. This movie can only be viewed on seven individual screens.. each one showcasing something that makes the whole scene complete. The logical question then is that where are you going to get these seven screens to view the movie? Well.. you have to be super rich to create your own or otherwise make the pyramid television that Kanye created for the Cannes film festival! Yes.. he actually did that, and that got him some acclaim too, although that could also be because of the effort that he put in! His reasoning for creating this movie was that the viewers should put the screens together in their mind just like they do with memories! Absurd reasoning.. but what do you expect when everything about the movie is absurd!