REM Video with Kirsten Dunst: We All Go Back to Where We Belong

Is This the Most Understated Music Video Ever?

Is This the Most Understated Music Video Ever?

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
Oct. 27 2011 12:15 PM

Kirsten Dunst Listens Quietly to R.E.M.'s Last Single

R.E.M. has always been one of the more understated muti-platinum-selling rock n' roll bands—but this (via Pitchfork) is ridiculous:

Or maybe sublime. I lean to the latter. This is R.E.M.’s final single, by the way: It’s from their greatest hits collection, Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbarge: 1982-2011, which comes out November 15. The director is Dominic DeJoseph. Another version of the video features the poet and performance artist John Giorno—who’s no stranger to understated films: He starred in Andy Warhol’s 5-hour, 20-minute film Sleep.

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