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Watch: Full 30-Minute Spike Jonze/Arcade Fire Collaboration 'Scenes From The Suburbs'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 27, 2011 2:19 AM
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A nice bit of good news to start your week: as long promised, MUBI has premiered the latest short film from Spike Jonze, the director of "Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation" and "Where The Wild Things Are," his long-awaited collaboration with one of the biggest bands in the world, Arcade Fire. The film, entitled "Scenes From The Suburbs," is inspired by the band's most recent album, the Grammy-winning "The Suburbs," and is co-written by frontman Win Butler, and his brother Will, following a group of kids in a world where suburbs are continually at war with one another.

Spike Jonze/Arcade Fire Short 'Scenes From The Suburbs' Gets World Online Premiere On June 27th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 3:57 AM
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It feels like we've been writing about the Spike Jonze-directed Arcade Fire short film "Scenes From The Suburbs" forever now, but it looks like we'll finally get to see it for ourselves right in the comfort of our home.

Deluxe Edition Of Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs' Lands In June, With DVD Copy Of Spike Jonze Short

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 20, 2011 1:03 AM
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It feels like years since rumors started flying that Spike Jonze would be collaborating with Montreal's favorite sons Arcade Fire on a short film inspired by their latest album -- and indeed, the project was first revealed over a year ago. We've had a glimpse of the final product (entitled "Scenes From The Suburbs"), in the form of the video for the title track from the album, and the film premiered at SXSW last month, but with the group now anointed as one of the biggest bands in the world, following their surprise success at the Grammys, it feels like about time you and me got to see the full thing, right?

SXSW Review: Spike Jonze & Arcade Fire's 'Scenes From The Suburbs' An Intense Look At Fading Youth

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 18, 2011 1:20 AM
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While technically not a full-length feature, Spike Jonze's Arcade Fire music video/short film/spin-off/thingee "Scenes from the Suburbs" is one of the most hotly anticipated and frequently discussed entries in this year's SXSW line-up, so much so that they paired it with three other medium-length "shorts" and created a whole new distinction for them. (Since they're longer than shorts but shorter than features.) "What is it?", is the biggest question, but "Will it work?" was just as pressing.

Watch: Grim & Carefree Trailer For Spike Jonze's Arcade Fire Short Film 'Scenes From the Suburbs'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2011 1:48 AM
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Riding high off their Grammy win, and with a post-celebratory jaunt around the world this spring and summer, Arcade Fire show no signs of slowing down any time soon. And they still have more in store for their fans including the Spike Jonze-directed short film "Scenes From The Suburbs" which first appeared in an abbreviated form in the video for "The Suburbs."

Spike Jonze/Arcade Fire Short 'Scenes From The Suburbs' Set For May Release

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 14, 2011 1:52 AM
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With their return-to-form record "The Suburbs" winning a surprise victory for Album of the Year at the Grammys last night, Arcade Fire are pretty much at the top of the world right now, and as longtime fans of the band, we're delighted. But the band's ambitions clearly don't stop here: they're going for part two of the EGOT, with a short film collaboration with Spike Jonze that was announced last year, making our filthy hipster brains explode.

Poster For Spike Jonze's Arcade Fire Short Film 'Scenes From The Suburbs' Unveiled

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2011 6:37 AM
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For those lucky enough to attend the Berlin Film Festival, they will be able to catch the thirty minute Spike Jonze short film "Scenes From The Suburbs" based around Arcade Fire's latest album "The Suburbs," at one of its four screenings. The rest of us will have to wait, but for now a new poster recently debuted on the band's website, will have to suffice.

The Spike Jonze-Directed Arcade Fire Short 'Scenes From The Suburbs' To Premiere At Berlin Film Fest

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2011 2:53 AM
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You gotta hand it to Arcade Fire. The hard-working indie rockers pretty much write their own playbook and their growing success has allowed them to work on their own terms with likeminded collaborators. Earlier this year they tapped Terry Gilliam to direct a webcast of their Madison Square Garden gig, but long before that, they were hard at work with Spike Jonze on a secretive short film based around the loose themes of their latest album "The Suburbs."

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