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The End Credits Scene in ‘White Noise’ Rules

White Noise, the latest film from the trio of writer/director Noah Baumbach and stars Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig, dropped recently on Netflix and its certainly one of the more absurd movies to drop in 2022. It’s a surrealist dramedy following a quirky family coming to grips with the fear and uncertainty of death following an airborne toxic event that forces them to evacuate their home. As always, Driver and Gerwig are incredible though the film itself is a lot to digest. It can be a little strange at points though the middle act of this film is actually one of the more entertaining road trip movies in a while. But the real story about this film is its end credit sequence.

Check out the video below. There’s the minorest of minor spoilers in there but its nothing that will ruin/change your perception of the film. In the clip there are no credits rolling but in the film there are so just go with it:

What a banger of a sequence. Everything from “New Body Rhumba” by LCD Soundsystem to the set design to the absolutely absurd chaotic choreography. Perhaps my favorite part of this is if you’ve watched the movie you know that what’s transpiring has practically nothing to do with anything going on in the rest of the film. It’s weird, it’s random, and it’s all anybody seems to be talking about with this film. When I watched the film the other night I admit it was a bit of a lull to get through the end but by the end of this scene I walked away thinking that movie was friggin’ sweet.

I had the song stuck in my head all weekend and I’ve probably watched this clip in its entirety five or six times and every re-watch reveals some new level of Where’s Waldo viewing where its impossible not to want to see every little detail of the scene. But the real MVP of this sequence is none other than Andre Benjamin of Outkast fame.

Simply electric.

What makes this even better is that the song made the Academy’s shortlist as one of 15 finalists for Best Original Song at the Oscars. It has some pretty stiff competition against the likes of Lady Gaga (Top Gun: Maverick), Rhianna (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Taylor Swift (Where the Crawdads Sing), and more musical films like RRR, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, and Spirited. Still, I can’t think of a single song that can be better associated with a film this year than “New Body Rhumba” and White Noise. Plus, imagine this song performed live on the broadcast with the band, dancers, sets, and Andre 3000 shimmying for seven minutes straight with a white box that simply reads “cookies.” If they want to get more eyeballs on the show, that’s one way to make the show go viral. That and a recreation of the Naatu Naatu dance-off from RRR.

Give the film a watch if you’re looking for something weird or just share this clip and get the word out about one of the best scenes from any movie this past year. If you want to take a further look at how this came together check out this article from the Los Angeles Times. White Noise is currently streaming on Netflix.

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