plays the wide eyed gamine in the video for "Countdown", a song you simply can't avoid loving.The video capitalizes on retro colorblocking and all things mod, featuring a blatant homage to Audrey Hepburn's infamous black on black with white socks ensemble from Funny Face
. References abound, looks recall Bridget Bardot, Diana Ross, and such iconic dance movies as Fame
- continual nods to the past that Beyoncé's modern image accumulates seamlessly.The glimpses of Beyoncé's brewing child are few; this girl barely looks pregnant! Nothing can stand in her away - bopping around, she bats her eyelashes, twirls her ponytail, and pulls out adorably silly faces a dance studio/warehouse/loft where a high school band plays the backing beat.
"Countdown" is off 4
, an album surely to go down in history. After all, Beyoncé does rule the world.