Interpol – The Heinrich Maneuver (2007)

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The twisted love song/ode to Cali “The Heinrich Maneuver.” Interpol is teaming up with Elias Merhige — best known for his work with Shadow of the Vampire and the cult-classic Begotten — to shoot the video for this single. The video for “The Heinrich Maneuver” was released on June 26, 2007. It is a single take of the main character, a woman in a white dress, shown in extreme slow motion applying lipstick and walking towards her demise, being hit by a bus. This overlays three other characters whose reactions to the event unfold in a mixture of speed altered motion, initially proceeding forward and then reversing. A man taking out his cellphone, a vogue lady screaming, and a waiter running to the scene. The woman featured unwittingly walks in front of a moving bus whose impact is cut short by the screen turning black as the song’s outro is cut short. “The Heinrich Maneuver” is a song on New York-based post-punk revival band Interpol’s third album, Our Love to Admire. It is the first single from the album. The cover features a Serval cat. The song’s title is a play on the Heimlich Maneuver and an allusion to the book White Noise by Don DeLillo.

[via Chris McGovern on Google+]


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