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The Killers
"The Man"
4 mins 27s
29 June 2017
UK Promos

Brandon Flowers gives a - ahem - killer performance in this bombastic promo for The Killers' first single in five years. 'The Man' marks a funky new direction for the band, while Tim Mattia's promo has Flowers' Vegas sensibilities and showmanship dialled up to eleven.

We first see him inhabit a number of cocky personas: a sharp-suited lothario, a glitzy entertainer, a white-hatted modern cowboy. His characters revel in their own brilliance (pumping iron, 'wowing' on karaoke, strutting through the casino), but it quickly becomes apparent that they're only legends in their own minds.

This promo isn't a subtle parody of masculinity, but it is an effective one. Flowers shows an appreciable self-awareness in his performance, offering an effective counterpoint to the cocksure tone of the song. An enjoyable film that's well worth a second watch to take in all the details.

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Miles said:

Clearcast comment to put random hot air ballon driver in balloon at all times for H&S reasons? kinda cant stop looking at him trying to not


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The Killers
"The Man"
4 mins 27s
29 Jun 2017
Brandon Flowers gives a - ahem - killer performance in this bombastic promo for The Killers' first single in five years. The track marks a funky new direction for the band, while Tim Mattia's promo has Flowers' Vegas sensibilities dialled up to eleven. We see him inhabit a number of cocky personas... but it quickly becomes apparent they're only legends in their own minds.

The Killers
"Here With Me"
4 mins 52s
20 Dec 2012
Tim Burton underlines his reputation for Gothic weirdness in this highly watchable pop promo for a new tune by The Killers. Winona Ryder turns up in both animate and inanimate form as a mannequin representing the actress as a young man becomes completely enraptured by her. It's as mad as the proverbial box of frogs... but in a good way.

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