Simon Vozick-Levinson
September 05, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Falsetto soul man Robin Thicke reveals the inspiration behind his far-out new video for ”Magic.”

Frame 1
Ominous 2001-style space capsules open their hatches, revealing…Thicke, grooving to the beat.
”Stanley Kubrick is my favorite director of all time,” says the singer.

Frame 2
A constellation of stars shaped exactly like Thicke’s face appears in the heavens.
”It’s about how we all got star quality in us!”

Frame 3
A cloned army of Thickes performs elaborate choreography while decked out in formalwear and twirling canes. ”My friends showed me Puttin’ on the Ritz. I don’t know much about Fred Astaire, but I liked the suave manliness he had.”

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