Tuesday, 13 April 2010

La Science de Michel Gondry: online scholarship on his films & videos

Last updated April 19, 2010
Electric Dreams? Above and below, images from Be Kind Rewind (Michel Gondry, 2008)

Film Studies For Free presents un petit hommage -- en images, hypertexte, et vidéos --to one of its favourite filmmakers, Michel Gondry, French maestro of the music-video form, and also responsible, as director, for the audiovisual brilliance of the following films: Human Nature (2001); Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004); La Science des rêves/The Science of Sleep (2006); Be Kind Rewind (2008); and The Green Hornet (2010).

There are some truly wonderful scholarly resources linked to below: merci bien, as ever, to their authors, editors and publishers for making them freely accessible online.

 The original music video of Gary Jules' and Michael Andrews' cover version of Tears for Fears' song Mad World, directed by Michel Gondry. This song features in the soundtrack of Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001)


Saurabh A said...

thr was a site that began featuring gondry's sugar water and a commentary on it ... can u plz share tht link.. thr were other videos too with critical commentary on them..

Catherine Grant said...

Thanks for your query, Saurabh, which sent me off of another interesting Gondry journey. I'm not sure I found the precise website you were looking for but below are some pages where you can (a) see Gondry's Sugar Water and (b) read some critical commentary on it . The latter site -- Director File - Michel Gondry -- is generally very good for bits and pieces on his films. Thanks again for your query. I'll keep looking for any more video esays on his films. But if anyone knows of any or any other good resources, please email me. Thanks.

Saurabh A said...

thanks Catherine for the links.. but I found the link I wanted.. http://criticalcommons.org/Members/adiab/clips/MV_Gondry_SugarWater_1995.mov/view