Posted Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at 12:15 PM
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.