Filed under: (500) Days of Summer, Industry News | Tags: (500) Days of Summer, Hall & Oates'., John Belushi, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marc Webb, News of Note, She and Him, Zooey Deschanel
A bank heist, 1960s hoop skirts and a pair of John Belushi glasses is a perfect recipe for yet another treat from the instant classic, (500) Days of Summer. Just two weeks ago, 20 Watts raved about the film’s soundtrack, but it seems that album was just a taste of what this project had to offer.
The film has undeniably succeeded with audiences since its limited release two weeks ago. To mark the nationwide release, the filmmakers put together a music video starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. Impeccably choreographed, the video is set to Deschanel’s She & Him song “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?”
Now, we all know that Gordon-Levitt and Deschanel not only have perfect chemistry on screen but can also rock some stylish vintage wear. It’s not exactly shocking that they make intense choreography seem like a stroll in the park.
(500) Days of Summer was director Marc Webb’s transition to film. A veteran music video director, it is only natural that he shot this video. However, Deschanel is credited as the original mastermind, inspired by Gordon-Levitt’s Hall & Oates’ dance sequence in the film.
Whether you’ve seen the movie, are looking for another reason to hit the theater, or happen to have a fetish for tap-dancing actors trying to channel dead cultural icons, make sure you check out the video!
— Irina Dvalidze