The Work of Director Michel Gondry (2003)




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Palm Video's Director's Label series compiles the short-form work of some of the most innovative names in music videos, advertisements, and short films -- some of whom have gone on to even greater success in features. Though he might be best known for his video collaborations with Björk, director Michel Gondry got his start playing drums in the French pop band Oui Oui, before his clips for the band's songs started garnering him more attention as a filmmaker than as a musician. From there, he went on to direct award-winning commercials, short films, and countless videos for bands the likes of the White Stripes, Foo Fighters, and Daft Punk, many of which are collected on The Work of Director Michel Gondry. Also included are interviews of the artists with whom Gondry has collaborated.
Comedy , Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest , Television
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Critic Reviews for The Work of Director Michel Gondry

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Books could be written about Gondry's pieces, but this former drummer remains a rock & roller at heart. Invariably, his videos are visual invitations to bang your head.

August 13, 2007
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

What's refreshing about Gondry, like Spike Jonze is that he's willing to drop the budget and polish to try something new.

Full Review… | January 20, 2010

Comes with a few essentials, including the outstanding White Stripes video for "Fell in Love With a Girl."

Full Review… | December 6, 2007
Combustible Celluloid

Gondry has a gift for visual sleight-of-hand that simply boggles one's mind.

February 22, 2004

The work of Michel Gondry demonstrates that the music video can not only sell records, but also invest pop music with intimacy and emotion.

Full Review… | November 20, 2003
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Some notable clips are missing, but this is a pretty comprehensive overview of music video auteur Michel Gondry's work, from 1987 to 2003.

Full Review… | November 14, 2003
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Work of Director Michel Gondry


This man is funny, he's a genius. I want to meet him and just sit in awe of his artistic majestry. The videos and movies he's made are simply genius.

Casey Rafter
Casey Rafter

My first exposure to Michel Gondry was the brilliant video for Daft Punk's "Around the World," which is included here. The rest of the material is of equal caliber, and turned me into a fan. A big enough fan that I didn't lose respect for Gondry after watching The Green Hornet.

David Underwood
David Underwood

A compilation of music videos, adverts, interviews from Michel Gondry. The man can make a silk purse out of a sows ear.,

Lesley N
Lesley N

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