The Work of Director Spike Jonze

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Overview

Before directing the award-winning features Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, Spike Jonze made a name for himself by directing some of the most inventive music videos in the history of the format. The centerpiece of this two-sided DVD release is 16 of those clips, including Weezer's "Buddy Holly," which features footage of the band performing on Happy Days; Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice," with an excellent dance performance by Christopher Walken; Björk's "It's Oh So Quiet," an ode to movie musicals of old; ...
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Overview

Before directing the award-winning features Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, Spike Jonze made a name for himself by directing some of the most inventive music videos in the history of the format. The centerpiece of this two-sided DVD release is 16 of those clips, including Weezer's "Buddy Holly," which features footage of the band performing on Happy Days; Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice," with an excellent dance performance by Christopher Walken; Björk's "It's Oh So Quiet," an ode to movie musicals of old; and the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage," a note-perfect evocation of '70s cop shows. Commentaries from the music artists can be accessed for almost every one of the videos. Documentaries and short films by Jonze reveal other aspects of his formidable talent. The icing on the gravy is a slick 52-page booklet that contains an extensive interview with Jonze, stills from the videos, and drawings.
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Special Features

The Interviews; Making of "Drop" with The Pharcyde; Audio commentaries: Fatboy Slim, Weezer, The Pharcyde, Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, Björk, Christopher Walken, Puffy, and more -- includes Beastie Boys commentary on a selection of the videos; 52-page book with Spike's photographs, drawings, and interviews
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Editorial Reviews

Tracks - Terri Sutton
Watching sixteen of his videos in a row, you see the charm of the Jonze aesthetic: clever, if simple, concepts laced with an irony that makes viewers feel smart for getting it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2003
  • UPC: 660200306823
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Palm Pictures / Umvd
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English
  • Time: 6:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 27,704

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Spike Jonze Primary Artist
Beastie Boys Performer
Fat Boy Slim Performer
Daft Punk Performer
Technical Credits
Paul DeGooyer Executive Producer
Vincent Landay Producer
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Menu

Side #1 -- Music Videos
   Music Videos
      "California" by Wax
      "Sure Shot" by Beastie Boys
      "Drop" by The Pharcyde
      "Cannonball" by The Breeders (Co-Directed With Kim Gordon)
      "Sabotage" by Beastie Boys
      "Da Funk" by Daft Punk
      "What's Up Fatlip?" by Fatlip
      "Undone (the Sweater Song)" by Weezer
      "Praise You" by Fatboy Slim (Directed by the Torrance Community Dance Group w/ Roman Coppola)
      "Feel the Pain" by Dinosaur Jr.
      "If I Only Had a Brain" by MC 900ft Jesus
      "Sky's the Limit" by The Notorious B.I.G.
      "Weapon of Choice" by Fatboy Slim
      "Buddy Holly" by Weezer
      "Elektrobank" by The Chemical Brothers
      "It's Oh So Quiet" by Björk
      Play All
   Commentaries and Info
      Play All Commentaries
      "California" by Wax
      "Sure Shot" by Beastie Boys
      "Drop" by The Pharcyde
      "Cannonball" by The Breeders (Co-Directed With Kim Gordon)
      "Sabotage" by Beastie Boys
      "Da Funk" by Daft Punk
      "What's Up Fatlip?" by Fatlip
      "Undone (the Sweater Song)" by Weezer
      "Praise You" by Fatboy Slim (Directed by the Torrance Community Dance Group w/ Roman Coppola)
      "Feel the Pain" by Dinosaur Jr.
      "If I Only Had a Brain" by MC 900ft Jesus
      "Sky's the Limit" by The Notorious B.I.G.
      "Weapon of Choice" by Fatboy Slim
      "Buddy Holly" by Weezer
      "Elektrobank" by The Chemical Brothers
      "It's Oh So Quiet" by Björk
      Special Running Commentary on Select Videos From the Beastie Boys (40 min.)
      The Interviews/Musicians Discuss the Music Videos (13 min.)
      Making of Drop With The Pharcyde (6 min.)
      Weblinks
   From Our Friends
      The Work of Chris Cunningham
      The Work of Michel Gondry
      Yeah Right/A Girl Skateboards Film Preview
      Adaption/Special Edition DVd Preview
Side #2 -- Rarities
   Rarities
      Play All
      How They Get There: Short Film With Mark Gonzales, 1996 (2:40)
      Mark Paints: Short Film With Mark Gonzales, 1995 (1:02)
      The Oasis Video That Never Happened, 1997 (5:56)
      The Woods: Short Film From Mouse, a Gril Skateboard Video, 1997 (1:46)
      Rockafella Skank - Fatboy Slim: Richard Koufey Shot This as an Audition Tape for Fatboy Slim. It was Never Released, But Lead to the Making of Praise You, 1998 (4:33)
   Documentaries
      Play All
      What's Up Fatlip? (The Documentary)
      Amarillo By Morning
      Torrance Rises
   Credit and Thanks
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    boss book!

    wow. he's got the mind of Fabio and the body of a genius! no, fer real, i like this book.

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