The Nash Edgerton-directed music video for Bob Dylan’s new single “Duquesne Whistle” starts off like a Charlie Chaplin-style silent comedy, but turns into a Quentin Tarantino-esque violent flick.
The five-minute, upbeat song sharply contrasts the second half of the video’s plot, in which the protagonist – who spends the video trying to woo a young lady – gets abducted and beaten in a scene reminiscent of Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction.
“Duquesne Whistle” is the first single off Dylan’s upcoming album, Tempest. He is currently wrapping up a short tour of small-city U.S.A. and Canada. He is scheduled for a more extensive fall tour with Mark Knopfler, formerly of Dire Straits.