The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer

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Several music videos and commercials directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Glaser come together in this collection from Palm Pictures. The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer includes clips for such songs as Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity," Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' "Into My Arms," and Radiohead's "Karma Police."
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Several music videos and commercials directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Glaser come together in this collection from Palm Pictures. The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer includes clips for such songs as Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity," Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' "Into My Arms," and Radiohead's "Karma Police."
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Special Features

Commercials:; Wrangler Ride; Guinness Surfer (extended); Guinness Swim Black; Guinness Dreamer; Volkswagen Protection; Stella Artois Last Orders; Stella Artois Whip Round; Levis Kung Fu; Levis Odyssey; Barclays Bull (with Samuel L Jackson); Barclays Chicken (with Samuel L Jackson); ; Interviews and Commentaries:; Including Nick Cave, Richard Ashcroft, Jamiroquai, Denis Lavant, 3D, Blur and James Lavelle; ; Films:; Sexy Beast (excerpt) - You're the Problem; Interviews with Ray Winstone and Sir Ben Kingsley; Birth (excerpt) - Central Park; Interviews with Nicole Kidman, Danny Huston, Harris Savides, Milo Addica and Jean Claude Carriere; Tramp Paul Kaye; ; 56 Page Book; Includes photographs, sketches, storyboards and interview
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Bill Pearis
Visual auteur Jonathan Glazer has only made a handful of music videos, but he is a director who favors quality over quantity. The videos included on this compilation, part of the ongoing Director's Label series, showcase a talent of undeniable creativity. Glazer's best-known video by far is Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity," an unforgettable, how'd-they-do-that clip featuring a couch as singer Jay Kay's dance partner. Equally impressive are Glazer's lesser-seen videos for UNKLE's "Rabbit in Your Headlights," Radiohead's "Karma Police" and "Street Spirit," Blur's "The Universal," and Nick Cave's "Into My Arms." Also included are many of his award-winning television commercials the Guinness ad, "Surfer," is a knockout, clips from his two feature films, Sexy Beast and Birth, and a 56-page booklet filled with interviews and artwork. Don't skip the very funny, self-effacing intros to the DVD menus, where Glazer's true inspiration is revealed -- he pays a tramp actually British comedian Paul Kaye to come up with the award-winning concepts for his videos.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2005
  • UPC: 660200308223
  • Original Release: 2005
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  • Source: Palm Pictures / Umvd
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 3:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 55,713

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Jonathan Glazer Director
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Disc #1 -- The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer
   Music Videos
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      Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
      Radiohead - Karma Police
      Unkle With Thom Yorke - Rabbit in Your Headlights
      Blur - The Universal
      Richard Ashcroft - A Song for the Lovers
      Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
      Radiohead - Street Spirit
      Massive Attack - Karmacoma
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      Volkswagen - Protection
      Stella Artois - Last Orders
      Stella Artois - Whip Round
      Barclays - Bull (With Samuel L. Jackson)
      Barclays - Chicken (With Samuel L. Jackson)
      Wrangler - Ride
      Guinness - Surfer (Extended)
      Guinness - Swim Black
      Guinness - Dreamer
      Levis - Odyssey
      Levis - Kung Fu
      Sexy Beast (Excerpt) - You're the Problem
      Birth (Excerpt) - Central Park
      Interviews With Ray Winstone and Sir Ben Kingsley
      Interviews With Nicole Kidman, Danny Huston, Jean-Claude Carrière, Harris Savides and Milo Addica
   Interviews & Commentaries
      Rabbit in Your Headlights With Denis Lavant (In French, Subtitled) With James Lavelle
      Into My Arms With Nick Cave
      A Song for the Lovers With Richard Ashcroft
      The Universal With Graham Coxon
      Virtual Insanity With Jay Kay
      Karmacoma With 3D
      Diary of a Lunatic
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The (almost) complete work of director Jonathan Glazer

    The "Work of Director..." series is a must have for any videophile. And Jonathan Glazer's work stands at the pinnacle of this group of talented directors not only for his unique and stylistic approach to music videos, but also for the musical groups he works with. This DVD would be worth the price just for the music in it alone; from Radiohead (he also works with Thom Yorke on "Rabbit In Your Headlights"), Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to Massive Attack. The collection of commercials is an homage to a visionary in a medium that is seldom looked upon as an art form. While the majority of these commercials never made it to American television, their impact is reflective in how the products are presented in our market to this very day. I enjoyed the honesty of both Jonathan Glazer and the others who joined in the commentary found on this DVD. A prime example of this is Nick Cave's very strong opinion of how Glazer's video for "Into My Arms" is completely wrong for the song. It is very rare treat that a director would allow such dissenting opinions attached to his work and I feel that only adds to the strength of this collection. In addition to the video clips and commentary (which also includes scenes from Sexy Beast and Birth), the DVD packaging has a series of sketches, notes and pictures taken by the Glazer that add to the voyeuristic look into this brilliant director's mind. A great purchase for any fan of Jonathan Glazer and a perfect vehicle for inspiring the inner artist in us all.

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