Heath Ledger-Directed Music Video Released

Late star's animated clip for Modest Mouse reveals a surreal imagination

Not unlike the spirit of his good friend Terry Gilliam's Monty Python collages, Heath Ledger's just-released clip for Modest Mouse's "King Rat" -- featuring all-dancing, cigar-chomping whales and seals with a taste for gingerbread men -- trades in an off-kilter animated style that reveals a surreal imagination at play.

The similarities shouldn't be surprising, either. According to Modest Mouse singer Isaac Brock, Ledger had originally planned to shoot the video using animation from Gilliam, a man the actor considered a close mentor since they first worked together on The Brothers Grimm.

Ledger passed away during the filming of Gilliam's latest fantasy, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which the director completed with Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law playing skewed-world versions of the actor's character.

Parnassus is due in cinemas later this year.

See the clip below.


Comments

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Jared King

Hmmm...I;m going to have to mull this over.

Aug 4 - 09:06 PM

Chris B.

Chris Bellew

well, if you've ever seen any of Modest Mouse's other videos, you'd say it fits in with their 'style'.

Aug 4 - 09:45 PM

Chris B.

Chris Bellew

well, if you've ever seen any of Modest Mouse's other videos, you'd say it fits in with their 'style'.

Aug 4 - 09:45 PM

MattBaerFTW

Matt Baer

awesome

Aug 4 - 10:20 PM

terrible1

Phillip Robles

I ****ing love modest mouse. And heath ledger is cool too so i'm down.

Aug 5 - 12:34 AM

Stephen L.

Stephen Lewis

Absolutely love Modest Mouse. Can't wait to see this. No One's First and You're Next was A , especially 'Whale Song'.

Aug 5 - 02:01 AM

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John Noto

Love the animation. Reminds me of 'Paranoid Android'.

Aug 5 - 09:58 AM

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Peter Gallo

I'm not watching this crap.

Aug 5 - 03:49 PM

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