Don’t look for wind imagery. “There are no visual echoes of his music in the paintings,” says the curator of an exhibit of the legendary song writer’s visual art.
A spate of music videos appropriating various cultures are added to an ongoing conversation on where lines are drawn on what is considered racist.
The TBWA creative director talks about his collaboration with director Jonathan Glazer and breaks down his storytelling process.
A keen attention to detail, particularly unexpected details, is clear in Campbell’s work. Part of that, he says, is how his process for constructing a story always keeps an eye on the sidelines. “It’s weird,” says Campbell. “It’s like tunnel vision and peripheral vision at the same time. I know where I want to go eventually but I’m also interested in everything that’s going on at the margins. So I‘m trying to bring in things that perhaps shouldn’t matter, but I’m thinking about what that thing that shouldn’t matter has to do with where I’m going.”
Spoiler: It’s not very happy.
A music journalist-turned-filmmaker on his 10-year quest to create Time is Illmatic, the cinematic story of one of hip hop’s greatest albums.
“Why am I crying on Oprah?” he asked. Because you’re amazing, Pharrell, that’s why.”
“We made a decision the very first season—spoiler alert!—when Don was on the train and the guy calls him Dick Whitman; there was a conversation in the room that Don would take this guy and walk him towards the smoking car to have a drink or conversation and push him off the train. It would have been a very interesting show but I said, ‘Don Draper doesn’t kill people.’”
Comedy Central staple Stephen Colbert is making a big move to the network desk long presided over by David Letterman. Here’s how he got there.
“I don’t want to do what they expect—you don’t want to give people exactly what they want.”
What did you think of the movie? Did it work?
- Q: How did you get to be the face of the Venmo campaign?
- A: Mostly luck; I was just in the right place at the right time. Iqram, one of our cofounders, spotted me making coffee for myself in the morning after an uninspiring meeting with an ad agency and had one of those moments of clarity. Apparently “Lucas uses Venmo” has a good cadence.
Q: Do you regret your facial hair choice?
A: I didn’t have a choice. We shot the ads during Movember.