Very much enjoyed the video for the new Chemical Brothers track "Believe", which portrays a man in the throws of some kind of mental breakdown, tormented by industrial robots – and the city.
The use of depth-of-field in the shots and colour treatment of the video give it a claustrophobia and feeling of decay I, at least, associate with the best, most terrifying British sci-fi of the 70s and 80s. Quatermass 4, Triffids, Pertwee in quarries, etc.
UNIT unfortunately doesn’t come to the rescue in this one.
The denouement, after a terriffic chase sequence, sees our antihero’s final downfall not at the claw of the robots, but by the city – as reality (and a 70s op-art concrete carpark) falls apart in psychadelic shards.
The best mini-movie I’ve seen in a while.
More on the directors, Dom & Nic, the process and details of the CGI here.