This Kanye West sanctioned interweaving of “Flashing Lights” with the visual backdrop of Wong Kar Wai’s hue-saturated, retro-futuristic fantasy, 2046, is a perfect melding of their respective strengths: style over substance meets style over script. It’s almost sacrilege to not watch this in High Definition, but the video remix still shames the original Spike Jonze helmed spot.
Kanye’s editor Derrick Lee put together this, along with the following videos (making use of footage from Tron, 2001, Oldboy, and Akira, respectively) for the Graduation Album Listening Experience in about 3 days. (via KanyeUniverseCity)
“I Wonder” & Tron (Steven Lisberger, 1982)
“Good Morning” & 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
“Barry Bonds” & Oldboy (Chan-wook Park, 2003)