Band: The RembrandtsSong: I'll Be There For You
Year Released: 1995
The Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There For You” is a performance based music video with elements of a concept video of the friends cast taking over the band. With the first few shots featuring close ups of the Rembrandts band members and the main cast members of the American sitcom Friends (Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer), thus being an intertextual reference as “I’ll Be There For You” is the sitcoms theme tune. The intertextual reference is kept throughout the entire video.
|Lisa Kudrow using a clapper board.|
|Last shot during the video.|
As well as this the focus of the video changes through it, the focus changed from the band to the friends cast. There are also added effects of black and white footage. This is mainly used for the friends cast until they have taken over the set, thus anchoring the change in focus.
There are also similarities between this music video and Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine" as both music videos contain footage of the bands playing but also the crew producing the music video. Also both black and white and colour footage is used during the music video.