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Edgar Wright’s Music Video For Daft Punk And Pharrell Has Flying Stone Heads

A number of notable movie directors have either gotten their start directing music videos or gone on to helm them for friends or big acts. The list includes the likes of Spike Jonze, David Fincher, and Paul Thomas Anderson. Hell, Martin Scorsese even directed Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video in 1986 (remember when Jacko dance fights with Wesley Snipes?). Now we can add one more name to this list, as Edgar Wright has directed this new video for “Gust of Wind” by Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk.

Wright, as many of you probably know, is most known for directing movies, especially the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy that includes fan favorites Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the most recent installment, The World’s End. He also has an extensive background in episodic television, which is where he first worked with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and tag team of terror that would help to, in large part, define his career up to this point.

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Daft Punk Tribute Art Show Includes Bright Colors, Slave Leia, And Robot Heads

DPThe French duo Daft Punk has been cashing in on sci-fi chic for almost two decades now, accompanying their electronic music stylings with a pair of sleek robot helmets that add that certain sense of mystery. And also suggest that they’re just one fried circuit away from attempting to kill all humans. Both their robotic alter egos and their musical style made them the perfect pick to score Tron: Legacy, a partnership that resulted in a movie that worked better as a pure audiovisual experience than it did as a story (and I was pretty okay with that). Now an upcoming art show is paying tribute to Daft Punk’s unique style.

“Daft Punk Deux” is due (ahem) to open tomorrow, May 31, at the Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco. You can read the official description of the show below, and we’re including a few of our favorite works from the show as well, for those of you who aren’t within driving, hitchhiking, or catapulting distance of San Fran.

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