12 augustus 2011 | Commentaren (1)

Music Video Gods: #24 Dayton & Faris

0000294718_350.jpgBest known by now as the directors of Little Miss Sunshine, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris started their careers making a bunch of distinctive music videos. It landed them the #24 spot in my Music Video Director Top 30 - which so far looks like this:

 

30. Jonas Åkerlund

29. Walter Stern

28. Pleix

27: Steve Barron

26: H5

25: Tim Pope

24: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris

 

The couple first got noticed at the end of the '80s when MTV picked up their video for Jane's Addiction Been Caught Stealing - like 27 times a day. They went on to direct part of Janet Jackson's The Rhythm Nation project and made videos for Soundgarden, Porno For Pyros (see below), The Ramones, Weezer, R.E.M. and - hey, everybody makes mistakes - Extreme. Then, in 1996, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris wrote music video history with The Smashing Pumpkins' Tonight, Tonight - a grand-scale homage to Georges Méliès' Le voyage dans la lune that won six MTV Video Music Awards. Back then, that still meant something. They even won a seventh award that night for The Smashing Pumpkins' less baroque but equally impressive 1979.

 

thumb0_828a2e9595614a189c8195a310ddb02e.jpgThe duo made several more videos for The Smashing Pumpkins (and Oasis, Travis and Macy Gray) but it was Freak On a Leash, their one collaboration with KoRn in 1999, which probably garnered the most attention - and rightfully so. Though it has to be said that a lot of the videos they made for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the '00s are also pretty darn good - like Californication (see below).

 

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS - TONIGHT, TONIGHT

 

PORNO FOR PYROS - PETS

 

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - CALIFORNICATION

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