The Work of Director Spike Jonze (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. One of the first in the series, The Work of Director Spike Jonze collects many of the director's most memorable videos, including his early clips for the Breeders ("Cannonball"), the Beastie Boys ("Sure Shot" and "Sabotage"), and Weezer ("Undone (The Sweater Song)" and "Buddy Holly"). Many of Jonze's short films are also featured, including his work with artist Mark Gonzales as well as his short-form documentaries.
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest , Television
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Critic Reviews for The Work of Director Spike Jonze

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August 13, 2007
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

One of the year's best DVDs. It contains at least five all-out mini-masterpieces.

Full Review… | December 6, 2007
Combustible Celluloid

In this medium renowned for generic marketing integrity, Jonze's work disenables such implicit dismissal.

November 20, 2003
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

The Work of Director Spike Jonze demystifies him. He's not a freak or a mad genius.

Full Review… | October 27, 2003
Movie Habit

Not only for Spike Jonze fans but for anyone that wants to see Fatboy Slim taking a bath or anyone that wants to freeze-frame Madonna's perpetual sour-puss.

Full Review… | October 25, 2003
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Work of Director Spike Jonze


Yeah. Fun, stupid, smart, interesting. A nice collection of music videos, docs, and rare short flicks plus some comprehensive extras.

Caleb McCandless
Caleb McCandless

Spike Jonze's early work; inventive music videos in the era where the abhorrent rap and hip hop took root. His collection is just half an hour long, but with three half-hour documentaries, and other extras on both sides of the disc, it's over 5 hours. For hardcore Jonze fans, I suppose. He's an obvious surrealist and the films I've seen of his project the talent found here.

Richard Cranium
Richard Cranium

What an incredible collection of work. I found so many things in this collection where I had no idea that Spike Jonz did it. Great stuff.

Josh Hakala
Josh Hakala

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