Reasonably late, we would also pay some attention to the death of a Beastie Boy. After all, this is the first update since May 4, the date of MCA’s unfortunate death. And while critics may argue if it’s necessary that the Avenue – largely a film blog – should pay tribute to a deceased rapper, there are two reasons why it is appropriate: 1) the Avenue occasionally devotes a lot of attention to music and 2) there is a noteworthy link between the Beastie Boys and a cult movie. Their video for Body Movin’ is an ode to a movie by one of the Avenue’s favourites: Mario Bava is the director of the schlocky joy that is Danger Diabolik. In the olden days, VJs would take some time to draw your attention to this, but this is the 2010s and music channels hardly play any videos. Therefore, by way of tribute to the deceased MCA/Adam Yauch, here’s the video for Body Movin’ back to back with the trailer for the movie. Rest in peace.
And now the (American) trailer:
The Beastie Boys videos were fantastic, in the best way he took all sorts of great pop culture and made it his own. And introducing me to Danger Diabolique has to be appreciated too!
Yauch also showed hope for all our more childish teenage nonsense. After spending the 80’s as a silly sexist pig, he eventually grew up and ended up one of the more enlightened guys in music.
A real shame.