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Mike Bruce

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds "If Love Is the Law" (Mike Bruce, dir.)

Mike Bruce, director: "If Love Is The Law is the fifth video in a series of seven music videos all of which comprise a chronological story line about two outlaws who meet and fall in love. As a whole the videos will eventually be released as a film entitled Stranded On The Earth complete with dialog sequences and live performances. The concept came from a series of discussions I had with Noel over the course of a couple months leading up to the release of Who Built The Moon?.

The Dandy Warhols "Catcher in the Rye" (Mike Bruce, dir.)

As close as you're gonna get to a JD Salinger film adaptation?

Mike Bruce, director: "I received a phone call from Courtney [Taylor-Taylor of The Dandy Warhols] in June about doing a video for their song "Catcher In The Rye." Brent [DeBoer of The Dandy Warhols] had put the idea in his ear about making a video based on the last chapter from the highly celebrated novel. Being a lover of all things nostalgic, of course I was immediately into the idea, I mean, the track is exceptional and it’s such a beloved book. What’s not to like? Reading The Catcher In The Rye is really a sort of rite of passage for everyone in their mid to late teens. At least it was when I grew up. I felt extremely fortunate to be given the opportunity to create a cinematic interpretation of the novel for the song. We wanted it to look like a classic film. I wrote a treatment which I felt captured a few key moments and the overall mood and tone of the relationship between Holden Caulfield and his kid sister, Phoebe.