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Gaspar Noé accuses Kanye West of ripping him off

The acclaimed director has highlighted the suspicious similarities between West’s ‘All Of The Lights’ video and Enter The Void

Acclaimed director Gaspar Noé has accused both Kanye West and Hype Williams of ripping off his work back in 2011.

In a new interview with The Daily Beast, the Love director acknowledges what many fans have been pointing out for years up to this point: namely, the suspicious similarities between West's “All Of The Lights” video and the opening credits of Noé's drug-dazed epic, Enter The Void.

“The director (Hype Williams) was someone else who ripped off the titles to my movie,” the director explained to interviewer Marlow Stern. “I was more shocked by the fact that that guy who copied all the typography of my titles put his name in it – Hype Williams – when you never usually see a director’s name in a music video. He was putting his name on it over and over! It was so weird that he was not only copying it, but adding his name into the credits over and over again.”

For those of you that need a little refresh, here's Noé's Enter The Void credits – which were apparently hailed by Quentin Tarantino as “maybe the best credit scene of the decade. One of the greatest in cinema history”. So no presh:

Aaaand here's Kanye West's “All Of The Lights” (similarities start from about a minute in):

...So I guess it's fair to say that there may be something in these accusations. In fact, the likeness is so striking that fans have already made side-by-side critiques of the video, with Enter The Void designer Tom Kan even straight up declaring that West and William's work was “plagiarism”.

However, while Noé may have undoubtedly been a bit frustrated at first, he's refusing to get too worked up about it.

“The truth is that when you put something out there, if you put any idea out there that’s kind of flashy, you have many, many people that are going to be copying it,” he concluded. “This happens whether you do movies, paintings, or music.”  

Gaspar Noé's Love is released on November 20