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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 suc... read more read more...cess 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. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

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Unrated, 5 hr.

Directed by: Michel Gondry, Lance Bangs

Release Date: October 23, 2003

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  • September 29, 2009
    Fantastic, he really raised the bar in music video production!
  • December 2, 2007
    This man is a genius. It doesn't even matter if something he does is boring to watch, the fact that it must have taken him 700 straight hours to do makes him my hero.
  • June 30, 2009
    A compilation of music videos, adverts, interviews from Michel Gondry. The man can make a silk purse out of a sows ear.,

Critic Reviews

Peter Travers
August 14, 2007
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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.

Adam Tierney
January 21, 2010
Adam Tierney, IGN DVD

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

Jeffrey M. Anderson
December 7, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

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

Scott Weinberg
February 22, 2004
Scott Weinberg, Daily-Reviews

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

Leo Goldsmith
November 20, 2003
Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You

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

Ed Gonzalez
November 14, 2003
Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

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

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