Congrats On Your Oscar, Kathryn Bigelow (And Let’s Not Forget Her Music Video Past)
As we’ve lamented before, there weren’t really any music nominations—or any real music performances, for that matter—for last night’s 82nd Academy Awards to get too overly-jazzed about. (By the way, T-Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham’s “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart won Best Song, while Best Score went to Up.) So let’s instead take a leap back in time to the earlier days of Best Director winner Kathryn Bigelow’s career, when she lensed a music video for a seminal alt-dance band out of Manchester, England. Watch it after the jump!
Here’s New Order’s 1987 Kathryn Bigelow-directed music video for “Touched By The Hand Of God.”
The dude making out with the girl in the car is actually Bill Paxton. And, no, that hair metal band drag was not the usual attire of New Order. The whole clip was made to be a parody of the Poison, Motley Crue, Cinderella, etc. videos that were running rampant at the time.
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