Modest Mouse / Heath Ledger video
There is a bit of hoopla around Modest Mouse‘s latest music video, King Rat. It is beautifully illustrated, it tells a very graphic bizarre tale of whales hunting humans. The subject matter is dark and deep. Funny, as soon as something like whale hunting gets humanized it becomes something outrageous, and evil. Perhaps this should be done for every way we treat animals. This video brings to the forefront a violent practice that has been going on quietly (somewhat) for centuries into mainstream conversation. Will it spark more public outcry? Or will it just stay as a “cool video”.
Equally important to the success of this video is that the late Heath Ledger was the producer, apparently he is still a hot topic. It is also nice to see that the illustrators get some kudos at the end. Justly deserved.
Throw in that is a great song from a popular band and it is the cat’s meow. A truly epic video.