Filmmaker behind Enter the Void bashes Kanye for ripping off his movie for the music video All of the Lights.
The music industry has been with with several major lawsuits this week. Taylor Swift was accused of stealing Shake it Off. Demi Lovato was caught stealing lyrics, and now Kanye West is getting bashed by director and filmmaker Gaspar Noe over the music video All of the Lights. Kanye West All of the Lights
In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Noe bashed the music video director Hype Williams for allegedly stealing ideas for All of the Lights from Noe's movie Enter the Void.
The issue centers around Enter the Void's credit scenes, which is allegedly just like Kanye West's All of the Lights music video.
From The Daily Beast:
“The director [Hype Williams] was someone else who ripped off the titles to my movie,’ he said. ‘I was more shocked by the fact that that guy who copied all the typography of my titles put his name in it—Hype Williams—when you never usually see a director’s name in a music video. He was putting his name on it over and over! It was so weird that he was not only copying it, but adding his name into the credits over and over again…”
‘The truth is that when you put something out there, if you put any idea out there that’s kind of flashy, you have many, many people that are going to be copying it.’ ”
You can watch the music video and the credit sequence below in this YouTube video:
But, who is Gaspar Noe?
In 2009, director Gaspar Noe released Enter the Void starring Nathaniel Brown and Paz de la Huerta. The movie centers around Oscar, a drug dealer who gets shot by the police. But, after getting shot, he has an out-of-body experience that allows him to see what happens after.
The movie was original in the sense that it was shot from a first-person-perspective.
Noe calls the movie a "psychedelic melodrama".
The movie ended up bombing in the box office.