Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Time To GIF
Thanks to the tumblr geniuses who seemed to have gifs made before I had even watched the video twice. I liked this description, also found on tumblr: "It’s like Drive and Shame had a baby, and The Shoes provided the fucking awesome music."
Spinner spoke with video director Danel Wolfe about the making of the video:
"Jake Gyllenhaal and I had been talking about working together on something, and I got sent 'Time To Dance' by The Shoes, who are my favorite band, so I wanted to bring Jake in on that," explained 'Time to Dance' director Daniel Wolfe, in an interview with Spinner/RPM. "I pitched the idea to him, and he liked it, which was great."
"My brother and I had been chatting about doing a British take on the slasher genre for a while, but as a music video, and instead of seeing it from the victim's perspectives, we wanted to be with the killer, spend some downtime with him," the director continued. "To then be able to work with Jake Gyllenhaal on it was great. The Shoes' music is very cinematic, I had the privilege of working with them before, they're open to ideas, and they gave us the freedom to make 'Time to Dance.'"
The story mentions something that The Shoes and the video producer also retweeted: American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis gave the video his seal of approval on twitter. Twice.
(GIFs courtesy of Best of Jake Gyllenhaal and My New Plaid Pants.)