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09 December 2011  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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Chemical Brothers concert flick Don’t Think is shaping up to be an eyeball disco for music fans of all ilks. Director Adam Smith used 20 cameras to do for the Chemicals what Jonathan Demme did for Talking Heads and looks like giving the clubbing generation its own Stop Making Sense. Check out the trailer below to see what we mean.

Smith, who's been designing visuals for The Chemical Brothers since their Dust Brother days 18 years ago, shot the duo on one night at Japan's Fuji Rock festival. Fifty hours of footage were then edited down into a maelstrom of dance music, eyepopping visuals and, as the director puts it, "moments of joy, fear and mad escapism".

"Normally at concert films it's just people gurning into the camera", Smith tells Empire, "but this was different. We put five or six cameras just in the audience - little Canon 5Ds - and had little signs on the cameras telling people not to look at the cameras, just to enjoy the show. And they did exactly that."

According to the director, the visual dimension is the game-changer that'll keep even dance music agnostics happy:  "It's a big cinematic experience. Even if you're not a Chemical Brothers fan, you'll go see their show and I hope the film has the same effect."



Don’t Think gets a worldwide release on February 1 with UK screenings at 10pm on February 3, so you won’t even have to brave the Glastonbury mud to see your favourite electronic masters in action. 
 


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