Kanye West’s “Bound 2

The music video, when executed well, can arguably be a form of small-screen cinema. Hell, we recently discussed ten filmmakers who made the leap from the world of music videos into the world of feature-length narrative moviemaking and that list is long and arguably well-documented. Well, if a music video can be art, this Nick Night-directed video (he’s a British fashion photographer) is pretty much the opposite. 

Featuring the most terrible, hilariously bad green screen, the video for Kanye West’s “Bound 2,” off Yeezus, which debuted on "Ellen" of all places, is all kinds of wrong, perhaps evoking the over-the-top passions of “Purple Rain” and “Top Gun.” And of course it has West’s fiancé Kim Kardashian topless (did they CGI out those nipples?) We’ll say this, West is a pretty savvy guy, so whatever he’s going for here, it’s intentional for better or worse. Check it out below.