THE KILL by 30 Seconds to Mars

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In my quest to play more music videos than MTV, here’s the latest installment of Music Video Monday.

Jared Leto is the frontman of 30 Seconds to Mars, and he was an actor first. He also directs these music videos, which is why the band’s videos rock so hard. (If you read the credits, the director has a silly name. Post a comment, whoever sees that name first.)

So: here’s the video, which obviously pays deep homage to THE SHINING.


This is Guy Bergstrom the writer, not the Guy Bergstrom in Stockholm or the guy in Minnesota who sells real estate or whatever. Separate guys. Kthxbai.
Guy Bergstrom. Photo by Suhyoon Cho.

Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that won some award (PNWA 2013). Represented by Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

23 thoughts on “THE KILL by 30 Seconds to Mars

  1. I remember loving this video when it first came out, it was very representative of the teen angst at the time 😉

    I also like that Jared directs them under his silly-sounding alias, it somehow really works!


  2. It is very The Shining, isn’t it. Bartholomew Cubbins is a silly name, indeed. Something bothered me about the makeup all through the video, though. It seemed… I don’t know, off somehow. I’ll have to think about it.


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