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Daft Punk's Electroma

Author: TranZfusion
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
In the immortal words of Yazz: "The only way is up!"

That's how TranZfusion's feeling with news coming out of the email that Daft Punk is releasing a new DVD of science-fiction proportions.

Yes...this will rock. Probably...well, hopefully.

You see, the multitude of film stars that have turned to singing, only to have their wonderful vocal careers cut short after one or two popular records (even Academy award winners such as Jamie Foxx are prone to it), is proof that sometimes you're better of sticking to what you know and what has got you where you are.

If it's the reverse way, we can only hope that a music duo of Daft Punk's calibre can indeed live up to the idea that they might create something that rocks.

Anyway, here's some of what they're pitching:

"Debuting at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival Director's Fortnight, Daft Punk's Electroma is a surreal visual feast set against the stark Californian desert landscape. The sci-fi-cum-road movie sees two robots embark on a journey to become human that leads to an earth-shattering conclusion.

Directors Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo draw on a series of pop references - chiefly science-fiction and western themes - and craft a totally unique film for the now generation."

While the premise of the film does give you a bit of an idea of what to expect, it's the accompanying soundtrack that makes it intriguing - with artists ranging from Brian Eno through to Curtis Mayfield, it probably couldn't be more diverse. You wouldn't expect anything less, however, with the French duo.

Here's a three-minute scene that will leave you feeling better about yourself...probably.

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Daft Punk's Electroma will have a short season at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne and the Chauvel in Sydney from 7 June.