Arcade Fire and post- 9/11 suburbia


Arcade Fire has teamed up with director Spike Jonze to produce “Scenes from the Suburbs.” The film, supposedly scheduled to be released (on DVD) in May, is approximately half an hour long. It had it’s U.S. premier at SXSW.

The music video for Arcade Fire’s song “The Suburbs” is a montage of the full- length feature:

And here is the trailer for the film:

A lot of comments under the music video say something to the effect of “I don’t get it.” We’re going to venture to say that those kids are in the 13- 15 range. As for us, this was one of the most powerful things we’ve seen in a while. It’s like they captured the whole experience of being immediately post 9/11 and adolescent at the same time. This, not electronic addiction or insatiable greed, is the whole spirit of our generation.

This has all the makings of a classic, seriously. You have the neighborhood shenanigans, the token awesome girl in every group of male hooligans, and the dark cloud of world events hanging over unrelated decisions of whether to play another round of “Cops and Robbers” or head downtown for a milkshake.

Also, in the trailer when the dad says “You like humanity?” and the kid says “Yeah.”

Chills.

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