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R.E.M. Picks Kirsten Dunst to Star in Odd, Dreamy New Video

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Kirsten Dunst has certainly perfected the pixie-like, ethereal actress thing—The Virgin Suicides or Melancholia, anyone?

Now, she's using her charming superpowers in a mesmerizing new R.E.M. video, shot in black and white with a stationary camera capturing close-up footage of Dunst.

So what's she doing?

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Dunst isn't really doing much of anything during the song, "We All Go Back to Where We Belong," but the video is still entirely watchable.

The actress, wearing a black dress with white flowers, just stands against a white wall and appears to be listening to the song, absorbing the lyrics.

Yet you can't wait for her next expression, as she looks like she's thinking, then swaying, then dissolving into giggles. She looks so sweet and pretty throughout the video, and says nothing until the final frame, where she appears to mouth "it's amazing" about the tune.

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Two versions of the video were made, with poet-activist John Giorno starring in the second version, which has a style similar to Dunst's and was also shot with a stationary camera. In a band statement, R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe described the videos as having "gravity and beauty." 

The song is part of the band's new album, titled Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982-2011, which is a 40-song retrospective on the group's long career.

The album will be available Nov. 15.

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