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Posted by: Dave on September 28, 2006 at 8:46 am

BeckInformationNext Tuesday, October 3rd, Beck will release his latest album, The Information. A DVD will be included with the release containing homemade videos for each song on the album. Though clips for several tracks have been popping up online, one clip that hasn’t surfaced yet is the Patrick Daughters-directed version of “Nausea,” the first single from The Information. Word on the street is that this thus-far-elusive video is heavily inspired by the 1998 film, The Truman Show. Basically, Beck’s character will find that his whole reality is taking place on a soundstage, where the people he encounters are all actors playing a role in his existence. The same disturbing twist was the crux of the film where Jim Carrey portrayed Truman Burbank.

I, for one, can’t wait to see this video. To me, The Truman Show is one of the greatest movies ever made. Though it’s respected by many, I feel it’s criminally overlooked in the whole discussion cinema excellence. Perhaps I’m biased because the story exactly captured my perception of the world and God when I was young (i.e. God’s in a control room and everyone in my life is an actor playing a role). Regardless of your perception of the world, it was an expertly-acted take on the existence of a manipulative, divine being.

While we wait for the high-concept version of “Nausea” to surface, there is a low-concept version on YouTube. If you haven’t heard the song yet, check it out.



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