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Four scenes from Stylo

The music video for "Stylo".

Synopsis

The music video depicts a fast-paced car chase on a Californian desert road. Murdoc, 2-D, and Cyborg Noodle (with a bullet hole in her head) are speeding down the road in a bullet-riddled, smoking 1969 Chevrolet Camaro with the word "Stylo" on the front grille. They encounter an inept police officer (played by actor Jason Nott) who pursues the speeding band in a police car. Cyborg Noodle, while Murdoc is trying to pull her back in the car and pull over, shoots at the police officer's vehicle, running it off the side of the road. Bruce Willis, in a red 1968 Chevrolet El Camino, chases down and shoots at the Gorillaz, as the sky turns black with a spectral fog and the android Noodle malfunctions and collapses. As Bruce and the Gorillaz race across the desert, the policeman crawls towards his spilled box of doughnuts. Before he can reach it, a shadowy masked figure (the "Boogieman") appears out of thin air and envelops the stunned policeman in a black fog, similar to that in the sky. The video ends with the Stylo car running off the side of the road and into the ocean, as Bruce looks on contently. The car, submerged underwater, transforms into a shark-like craft and swims out of view.

Trivia

  • The billboard the cop crashes through appears to be an advertisement for "SUPER FAST JELLY FISH", a reference to the single of the same name, as well as the breakfast product mentioned in the music video for the single. The sign features an illustration of the jellyfish that matches those seen in the music videos for "Superfast Jellyfish", "On Melancholy Hill" and "Doncamatic".
  • At the point the cop "dies", there's a sign that says "SWEEPSTAKES" in reference to the 12th track of the album Plastic Beach, "Sweepstakes".
  • The video was shortlisted for "Best Breakthrough Video" at the MTV Awards, "Best Video, Short Form" at the Grammy Awards, and "Best Video" at both the NME and Q Awards.

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