A few days ago, Kanye West
released an American Psycho
-themed short clip featuring his practically-brother-in-law Scott Disick as Patrick Bateman and fellow Kardashian associate Jonathan Cheban in the Jared Leto role. Instead of discussing Huey Lewis and News' "Hip to be Square", Lord Disick promotes Yeezus
' "New Slaves" before taking an axe to Cheban.
author Bret Easton Ellis recently tweeted about a lengthy conversation with West.
We don't know what they discussed, but who knows, maybe we'll see a Khloe Kardashian/Lamar Odom take on the sex-filled The Rules of Attraction
to promote the equally vulgar Yeezus
track "I'm In It".
While Kanye's recent music has been called groundbreaking and innovative, his technique of adapting from the silver screen has been a staple of music video production for years now. Here is a look at some other movie-inspired videos:
Plain White T's
hilariously spoof Mrs. Robinson and The Graduate
in their "Our Time Now" video.
Watch Plain White T's NYC Rooftop Session on Baeblemusic
The Smashing Pumpkins'
"Tonight, Tonight" video puts a meloncollic spin on Georges Melies' 1902 silent film A Trip to the Moon
way before Daft Punk in their "12:51" video, although the French duo have caught up by featuring Julian Casablancas on their new album.
The "Mesmerize" video is a modernization of Grease
with Ashanti becoming a surprisingly believable Sandy and Ja Rule
doing his best Travolta while donning an uncharacteristic varsity-letter cardigan.
Dave Grohl retraces Michael Douglas' steps (however, he skips the carcinogenic cunnilingus part of his day) from Falling Down
in the Foo Fighters
amusing video for "Walk".