@A_Listermann RT @calscruby: watch this if you want to know how to pronounce my name correctly http://t.co/dq7BojeWBx 1 day 17 hours ago
@JosephKahn RT @fourthreefilm: YOU HAVE TO SEE... @JosephKahn's absolutely bonkers (and brilliant) DETENTION | http://t.co/IcJERivp5g http://t.co/gD56Q1 day 17 hours ago
@JosephKahn I know more people who have been murdered off Craigslist than sold anything. 1 day 23 hours ago
@taylorswift13 RT @NBCTheVoice: .@TODAYshow has the first preview of #TSwiftOnTheVoice... annnnnd you're welcome! ✌️http://t.co/Xn910Xo6zI 1 hour 46 min ago
@JosephKahn That review is brutally specific about how broke DETENTION made me after I made it. I think my accountant wrote it. 1 day 17 hours ago
@JosephKahn RT @HSIProd: Check out the new amazing commercial for @Target with @taylorswift13 directed by @JosephKahn ! #commercial #proud https://t.c… 3 hours 17 min ago
@iamdiddy RT @oh_madeline: Now I'm really pumped to start watching @RevoltTV after hearing Andy Schuon talk about it at #TVnext 1 day 13 hours ago
@iamdiddy RT @TracybradyHH: Nirvana's Nevermind and Dre's The Chronic "washed the hair bands out to sea..." @AndySchuon @RevoltTV #tvnext 1 day 13 hours ago
@questlove RT @RobLongert: No joke. Best DJ set of my life. @questlove is really everything. #under30summit @ The Trocadero http://t.co/0X9EUeWkuA 7 hours 56 min ago
@jus10p You can go ahead and call me a #basicbitch because I love a plane picture. @ LAX http://t.co/XXbrWRdgbS 1 day 22 hours ago
@MuraiHiro RT @CreatorsProject: This CGI test footage pits a tiny crowd against a massive swinging arm: http://t.co/SoLvPtJzk9 http://t.co/MFkPB7nl26 1 day 20 hours ago
@JosephKahn Everyone spreading the word about DETENTION is waging cinema Jihad & gets 72 virgins when they die. Peace be on you. 1 day 23 hours ago
@jus10p My girlfriend and I broke up but she said we could still be cousins. #Florida 1 day 4 hours ago
@JosephKahn The fake banksy account seems to be written by a twink who is really into self help books. 22 hours 10 min ago

Justin Timberlake "Suit And Tie" (David Fincher, Dir.)

Happy valentines day, from Justin Timberlake and David Fincher.

When we last saw legendary music video director David Fincher working the short-form for the small screen, it was Nine Inch Nails "Only" in 2005. And the difference between that video and this is a perfect example of how doing what's right for the artist and song is really what makes a great video director.

"Suit And Tie" isn't groundbreaking. There's no trick to it. There's no visual hook. But, it's still one of the best videos you've seen so far in 2013.

It's just perfectly composed and perfectly executed. Nearly every shot is interesting. In some places it's even casual — JT and Jay-Z  hanging out — other parts are business-like and in the studio, while other segements are gorgously art-directed. They nail the modern day Rat Pack vibe, but it's not too retro (and I don't just say that because there's an iPad in it.)

Now, having a great artist and a great song and an ample budget surely make it look easy. But, if you look at Fincher's videography you'll see he made all sorts of videos for all sorts of artists. And while some people tend to cite a distinctive Fincher style, that's just a small segement of his output. He did what was necessary to bring attention and a deeper understanding for each song and artist. And at the end of the day, that's what makes a great director.

Also, it doesn't hurt at all that JT is a total star.

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