Muso types love to "homage" (and occasionally "rip off") classic films in their videos. The latest we've found is for a song by Zombie Zombie that re-creates John Carpenter’s The Thing using stop-motion animation and action figures.
It's good. Very good, in fact. Good enough to get us thinking about other references on MTV. Like...
Zombie Zombie - Driving This Road Until Death Sets You Free
Here's The Thing remade with Action Man figures and the magic of stop-motion. It's genius.
The Killers - Mr. Brightside
The Killers decided to do their take on Moulin Rouge for 'Mr Brightside'. Can't say it's the most authentic version, but perhaps they were afraid of Baz Luhrmann sending the boys round...[page-break]
The Italian Job
The Stereophonics - Pick A Part That's New
The Stereophonics decided on Michael Caine's back catalogue for 'Pick A Part That's New'. Not so much a new part as a classic with a spoof of The Italian Job.
Ashanti - Foolish
R&B songstress Ashanti (or, more likely her director) clearly has a thing for Goodfellas in this video for 'Foolish'. And Terrence Howard is in it, too. What, De Niro was unavailable?[page-break]
Takin Back Sunday - Cute Without The E
Taking Back Sunday's 'Cute Without The E' doesn't goes straight for the Fight Club footage version. Nice jittery effect - very Tyler Durden, lads.
30 Seconds To Mars - The Kill
Finally, we have Jared Leto's band, 30 Seconds To Mars, belting out 'The Kill' while surrounded by... look, this one's easy. Just watch the video.