“1979” by The Smashing Pumpkins was directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The video depicts a group of teenagers in suburban America, hanging out, drinking, and driving around aimlessly. The video captures the spirit of youthful rebellion and boredom, with the characters trying to find meaning and purpose in their lives. The video’s grainy, handheld camera style adds to the sense of raw energy and authenticity. The video is a nostalgic and bittersweet look at teenage life in the 90s, with the band’s iconic sound and lyrics capturing the feeling of longing and nostalgia. The video concludes with the characters setting off fireworks in an empty field, symbolizing the fleeting and transitory nature of youth. The video’s honest portrayal of teenage life and the band’s powerful sound make for a music video that has become a beloved classic.