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Gorillaz_-_Clint_Eastwood_(Official_Video)

Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood (Official Video)

The official music video for the Gorillaz song Clint Eastwood, lead single of the self-titled album Gorillaz. It was released on 31 January 2001 on dotmusic.comW and was produced and animated by film production company Passion Pictures.[1]

Synopsis[]

Gorillaz is performing or rehearsing in the graveyard next to Kong Studios when suddenly Del Tha Ghost Rapper escapes out of Russel's head and raps about the illusion of life. Next, zombie gorillas rise from the dead and start to chase Murdoc around the graveyard while Del is rapping. Noodle was joyfully skipping along and then delivers a hard kick to one of the zombie gorillas in the face. When the morning comes though, the zombies gorillas turn into dust, and Del goes back into Russel's head, leaving Gorillaz stunned over the course of events.

Animatic[]

Other than the unfinished drawings and animations from the animatic, it doesn't have many notable differences from the final version of the music video. The only two notable ones are the scene where Murdoc kicks a zombie gorilla in the face being replaced by multiple of them rising from the ground up and the largely different character cards.

The storyboard also features a deleted scene at the end, where the director for the music video, a man wearing stereotypical French clothing, shows up and starts talking to the band members about the shooting, angering Murdoc who smashes his bass guitar on the director's head.

Commentary[]

On the 8th of April 2022, a commentary edition of the music video by band member Murdoc Niccals was posted to Gorillaz' official YouTube channel, as part of a series of commentaries on some of the band's music videos.

Availability[]

Music Video[]

  • Certain CD releases of the Clint Eastwood single;
  • Certain VHS releases of the Clint Eastwood single;
  • On the Phase One: Celebrity Take Down DVD;
  • Certain enhanced CD editions of the debut album Gorillaz;
  • Enhanced CD of most non-US versions of G-Sides;
  • DVD edition of the compilation album The Singles Collection 2001-2011;
  • Official Parlophone Records YouTube channel (unlisted);
  • Official Gorillaz YouTube channel.

Animatic[]

Storyboard[]

Commentary Edition[]

  • Official Gorillaz YouTube channel.

Credits[]

  • Directors: Jamie Hewlett and Pete Candeland
  • Producer: Sophie Byrne
  • Executive Producers: Andrew Ruhemann/Tom Astor
  • Animators: Pete Candeland, Dave Antrobus, Chris Hauge
  • Assistant and FX Animators: Dave Burns, Molly Sanderson, Michael Douglas, Rufus Dayglo, Nicola Perkiss
  • Tracers: Sam Spacey, Angeline da Silva
  • CG Animators: Chris Hemming, Stuart Hall
  • Production Coordinator: Martin Wiseman
  • Editor: Stuart Hutcheson, Dylan Taylor

Videos[]

Gallery[]

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The full image gallery for Clint Eastwood (Music Video) may be viewed at Clint Eastwood (Music Video)/Gallery.

Trivia[]

  • It was first privately screened to selected people at London's Metro Cinema on 30th January 2001 along with a virtual tour of their website.[2]
  • The music video's audio and overall resolution has been remastered and entirely improved from the original upload that was on the band's official YouTube channel.
  • The original video, uploaded to Parlophone Records' channel, has been unlisted, but Vimeo has kept it up.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gorillaz Music Videos. Veikko's Blur Page. Archived from the original on 18 April 2023.
  2. PRIMATE SCREEN. NME. Retrieved 31 January 2001.

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