Bruce Springsteen Enchants Jimmy Fallon; Quentin Tarantino's Low Angles
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: Quentin Tarantino's low-angle shots have earned their own supercut, Radiohead unveils two new songs, and Bruce Springsteen leaves Jimmy Fallon in a hugging kind of mood.
From the meme that brought you the supercut of Wes Anderson overhead shots, it's the supercut of Quentin Tarantino low-angle shots! We could watch these all day long: hopefully somebody will get around to making one with all of Martin Scorsese's tracking shots and the best Preston Sturges pratfalls. (You'll probably want to watch this with headphones, since there's a good deal of swearing and abrupt gunfire.) [Dailywhat via Vulture]
Monday was a busy night for Radiohead with the debut of two new songs during a concert in Miami. The first, "Cut a Hole," is mopey and vaguely industrial, like something that was left off of Kid A. Things pick up for "Identikit." It's the closest Radiohead has ever come to sounding peppy. We mean that in a good way. [Brow Beat]
How is star Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish enjoying life as a member of the Texas Rangers? Hard to say. Word is he's been mowing down hitters in Spring Training, which is always an effective ice breaker. If that's not sufficient, he also showed an admirable willingness to try on all manner of cowboy hats Tuesday during Rangers Photo Day. It's fun to kid the new guy, particularly when silly hats are involved. [MLB.com]
Bruce Springsteen simply annihilated on Late Night Monday. He performed two songs -- "Wrecking Ball" and "We Take Care of Our Own" -- from his upcoming album, and even if you're the type whose heart sinks when a musician says he wants to play something off his new record, we're pretty sure you'll agree the tracks hold their own against the Springsteen songs of yesteryear. It was a joyful, radiant appearance. Just look at Jimmy Fallon's face. [Hulu]