Thursday, March 27, 2008

Haven't I Heard That Before? #6: Nine Inch Nails & George Lucas's THX 1138

This entry in my "Haven't I Heard That Before?" series is a little different than usual...this time we have a movie clip that was included in a song.

George Lucas' THX 1138 is a must see for any Star Wars fan. Think of it as the what the world would look like if the Empire had won. One of the more disturbing scenes has Robert Duvall [a.k.a. THX 1138] watching the TV shows of the future...which is essentially robot cops beating a human at first slowly and then faster and faster:

This must have got the creative juices flowing in Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor as he took this clip and tacked it onto the beginning of "Mr. Self Destruct", the first song on The Downward Spiral.

Nine Inch Nails -- Mr. Self Destruct
From The Downward Spiral album.