The video for E.T. by Katy Perry has been compared to Lady Gaga's 'Born this Way' but E.T. trumps BTW in every aspect. Whilst it does verge onto Gaga weird territory, it is done with greater artistic direction and creativity.
Firstly, the visuals are simply stunning. I love the diverse colours and the way the theme of space, cosmos and extra-terrestrialism is portrayed through dress and make up. I can easily see influences from Avatar (eyes) and Tron (glowing lines on faces).
As she lands on Earth, the atmosphere is just phenomenal, the subdued tones, movement and fluidity of the clothes- amazing. I also love the screens of animals and general life on Earth, giving it a doc feel.
Overall, the video showcases artistic talent musically, talent in fashion, make up and it all relates to the song too. Lady Gaga, watch and learn.
Check out the music video and more screens below: