To celebrate the 50th anniversary of their songwriting partnership, Elton John and Bernie Taupin gave new filmmakers the chance to create official music videos for three iconic Elton hits. A panel of industry renowned judges selected three winning filmmakers who went on to receive support from YouTube and top production studios to bring their ideas to life.
And here is Max Weiland's winning film for "Tiny Dancer," a very moving exploration of people, and their loneliness and interactions, all behind the wheels of their cars in and around Los Angeles. And as usual when Los Angeles is a feature (see films like the noir classic "The Big Sleep," the Coen Brothers' demented "Barton Fink," or David Lynch's modern masterpiece "Mulholland Drive") the city itself becomes a character as well. Indeed, this video recalls for me the brilliant, kaleidoscopic, stunning narrative of another L.A.-centric film, "Magnolia" by Paul Thomas Anderson.