R.E.M. "That Someone Is You" (video) (dir. James Franco)
Published Nov 28, 2012R.E.M. called it quits more than a year ago, but eclectic actor James Franco has been rolling out videos for cuts from the band's swan song, Collapse into Now. Following the Lindsay Lohan-featuring "Blue", Franco has now directed a clip for "That Someone Is You."
The video centres around a low-budget staging of Grease in which Franco appears as Danny Zucko. We can't tell who plays Sandy Olsson, however, since her face is obscured by an enormous, crudely super-imposed cat head. (How much do you want to bet that the woman wouldn't give Franco permission to use her image so he stuck a cat head in there instead?)
What any of this has to do with the brisk rock tune is unclear, but it's fun to watch nevertheless.