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Wake Me Up When the Video Ends



Samuel Bayer, whose previous collaborations with Green Day are up for 8 MTV Video Music Award nominations, has declared his new video for "Wake Me Up When September Ends" the greatest thing he's done. And he's done some good videos.

"It's a sad song. It's a song about loss and heartbreak. And I've played the video for people and seen them cry," he continued. "To have a video that evokes that kind of emotion from people is amazing. In my career, I've never had anything affect people like that."

MTV is tripping over themselves to praise it and the fact that uber-liberal blog site Crooks & Liars have linked it up is indicative of how they will latch onto anything with a mildly anti-war message. I think it's an enormous piece of crap, on par with Michael Jackson's overblown and incomprehensible "You Rock My World" clip. But take a look for yourself and decide. Maybe I'm the only one who thinks cutting back and forth between soldiers getting rained on by bullets and debris with Green Day getting rained on with cool sparkly lights in slow motion is a little crass.

No offense to Jamie Bell and Evan Rachel Wood though, who do alright with the terrible dialogue and Star Wars-ian staging of their scenes.

Watch the video

Posted by Chad
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6:36 PM

Wow. Song=Awful. Video=Awful. Jamie Bell=Still Cool.    



8:07 PM

I agree with you guys. the only thing that could save this is if Jamie Bell started ballet dancing in Baghdad. Evan Rachel Wood is in a unique class of entertainers with the likes of Joss Stone, that really make me wish I was my younger brother's age.    



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