July 30, 2004
Sunshine

Recently, the inimitable James L. of consumptive.org was wondering about making a photographic equivalent to a Pixies song. (A stieglitz-esque cloud?) And video ain't nothing like photography, except in the ways that they're identical, but yesterday I spent a lot of time pretending it was work to watch videos by Michel Gondry. While the rock video has been around, in its current form, for more than two decades (and if that doesn't make you feel old, what will?), Gondry has managed to utter more than a few completely new words. Yes, there's lots of groovy gimmicks in his work, like the Legos in that White Stripes video. What really sends me, though, are the equivalents. Like the videos for the Chemical Brothers' Star Guitar; Gary Jules' Mad World; and Daft Punk's Around the World. Extra bonus awe for the Polyphonic Spree Eternal Sunshine song, though its more goofy than profound..

Posted by dbrown at July 30, 2004 11:04 AM
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