Film: Spike Jonze directs a LIVE Arcade Fire music video with Greta Gerwig

Posted by Liv Siddall,

If only all emotional break-ups culminated in you dancing through Narnia to a live Arcade Fire show complete with a group of children’s violinists and Win Butler serenading you out of your misery. Unfortunately we live in the real world and we can’t all have Spike Jonze directing the more important moments of our lives in front of a live audience like he did last week for the YouTube Music Awards. Spike recruited everyone’s favourite kooky-kookster and darling of the indie movie scene Greta Gerwig to dance her way through a set in one of the coolest ideas for a live show we’ve seen in ages. What better way to honour the infinity pool of crap that YouTube can sometimes be than with a real performance from a group of truly talented people.

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    Spike Jonze: “Afterlife” Live at the YouTube Music Awards

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    Spike Jonze: “Afterlife” Live at the YouTube Music Awards

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    Spike Jonze: “Afterlife” Live at the YouTube Music Awards

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    Spike Jonze: “Afterlife” Live at the YouTube Music Awards

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    Spike Jonze: “Afterlife” Live at the YouTube Music Awards

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.