Michel Gondry

Michel Gondry: Recursion

Michel Gondry: Recursion

Michel Gondry’s music videos, TV shows, and films deftly combine humor, childlike whimsy, and in-camera effects to entertain our brains. In this clip from Polyphonic, essayist Noah LeFevre explains how Gondry’s background as a percussionist has influenced his work through rhythmic, repetitive, and redundant imagery.

Music Sounds Better Remastered

Music Sounds Better Remastered

Formed by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, along with Alan Braxe and Benjamin Diamond, the one-off French house band Stardust dusted off and remastered the music video that Michel Gondry shot for them back in 1998. The track is now available on a collector’s edition vinyl too.

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How Editing Shapes a Story

How Editing Shapes a Story

(PG-13: Language) Film Radar explores Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and how footage that was left on the cutting room floor could have dramatically changed the way the story played out and how characters are perceived.

Michel Gondry: Détour

Michel Gondry: Détour

Michel Gondry is known for his playful use of in-camera effects in films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and videos like Let Forever Be. His short film about a lost tricycle features the same sensibility, while doubling as a promo for the iPhone 7 Plus’ moviemaking capabilities.

The White Stripes & Michel Gondry

The White Stripes & Michel Gondry

Film Radar digs into the techniques that director Michel Gondry used to create The White Stripes‘ most classic videos. Gondry’s sense of whimsy and effective use of simple visual effects were the perfect accompaniment to Jack and Meg’s reductive sound. (Thanks Daniel!)

The White Stripes: City Lights

The White Stripes: City Lights

The White Stripes conceived this track back in 2005, but didn’t actually record it until this year. The icing on the cake: Without anyone’s knowledge, filmmaker Michel Gondry shot a video for the song and gifted it to the band. It’s minimal, but fits the song’s mellow vibe.

Mood Indigo (Trailer)

Mood Indigo (Trailer)

The latest feature film from director Michel Gondry, Mood Indigo is a whimsical love story based on the 1947 novel L’Écume des Jours by French writer Boris Vian. Turn on captions for English subtitles.

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