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KIRSTEN DUNST, JOHN GIORNO IN FINAL R.E.M. VIDEOS

First that Cannes press conference and now the new R.E.M. video — Kirsten Dunst knows how to hold a close-up. After her series of conflicted, painful expressions while Lars Von Trier rambled on about Nazism endeared her to the world press corps, Dunst now appears in the final video of R.E.M., again transfixing without speaking. But what got me really excited was seeing the second version of this song, “We All Go Back to Where We Belong,” which features poet and performance artist John Giorno. I knew John a little bit back when I worked at The Kitchen, and I always loved his poetry and his tracks on a great compilation album, You’re the Man I Want to Share My Money With. It’s nice to see him here.

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