Aus Taylor directs a gripping allegory on racism for LA duo Paris Texas, from the POV of a bullet, chasing a young black man.In the video for Bullet Man, the white teen grandson of a racist redneck transforms into a black teenager, runs from the grandfather's trailer, pursued by a bullet from the old bigot's rifle. The offbeat balance of themes and execution in this video makes for a fresh, unique concept. As dark and grotesque as the allusions to gun violence are, the over the top, almost comical cinematography - which follows the spinning bullet around corners and into a swimming pool - makes it completely surreal and cartoonish. With a riotous climax and an air of mystery to the final scene, it's an unmissable video that lingers long after watching.
Rob Ulitski - 13 days ago