Never have the lyrics, “I’ll tell you something, I know what you’re thinking” held less meaning. Because I never, ever saw this one coming. For one thing, Lynch’s movies tend towards either very retro, classic tunes (“In Dreams”) or cutting edge experimental stuff (Rammstein in Lost Highway). Duran Duran…is neither.
Not that I don’t love me some double-D – “A View to a Kill” remains the Bond theme most favored by my aural senses. But that was them years ago – nowadays they’re the guys known for a song aptly called “Ordinary World,” and a hilariously whitebread cover of Grandmaster Melle Mel’s “White Lines.” They’ve become the kind of bland nostalgia that Lynch deftly undercut in Blue Velvet.
Which might make him the perfect fit after all. But…”American Express presents”? Never thought I’d see a corporate sponsor line up behind the maker of Eraserhead.
After the jump, a very different cinematic take on “A View to a Kill.”
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist