Beyoncé + Jay Z: Bang Bang, Part One


There’s a lot to be said about simplicity + that is one of the many things I love about the Beyoncé + Jay Z’s ‘Bang Bang, Part One’ above.  Besides it being a take on Bonnie + Clyde, but a lot more badass costarring a dusty 1960s Pontiac GTO, director Dikayl Rimmasch takes an artsy approach – from French New Wave Cinema, in fact – with Jean-Luc Goddard’s ‘Breathless’ as a huge inspiration.  How apropos no, with their tour finale ending in Paris on Saturday at Stade de France?!

‘Bang Bang’ is a trilogy of short films starring ‘Beyoncé + Jay Z that appeared throughout their two-and-a-half month long tour, ‘On the Run’.  The subtleties from Bey’s striped top in bed with her flicked eyeliner, a nod to Jean Seaberg + Jay Z with his cigar instead of a cigarette + a large fedora, similar to the one worn by the hot Jean-Paul Belmondo of ‘Breathless’, just keeps you wanting to see more, which I guess is the point with there being two more parts to come.  Add a soundtrack with an Ennio Morricone classic + you end up with something #flawless.




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