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30 July 2020

Ode to the Mets

by Andrew MacGregor

The Strokes: “Ode to the Mets” - 6 mins 48s

This era-spanning promo for the Strokes’ ‘Ode to the Mets’ traces the story of New York City through stylised animation and various cultural touchstones. Directed by Warren Fu, what begins as a slice of arcade game history morphs into a vivid city tour and ends up as a melancholic trip underwater and finally into outer space.

Coupled with a glinting soundscape and frontman Julian Casablancas’ surprisingly candid vocals, the promo subverts expectations of a band previously known for their surly demeanour and general detachment from the industry. Thanks to Fu's inviting visuals, we see that home is definitely where the heart is.

Film Production: Partizan Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Warren Fu Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Joel Kretschman
Executive Producer: Sara Nix

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