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Watch: New Ads Directed By David Lynch, Michel Gondry And Noam Murro

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2014 11:42 AM
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Advertising! While 90% they are nothing more than dudes in various elaborately named firms trying to sell you bigger Big Mac or Chevy truck with more pulling power, 10% they actually get creative and try something a little different. Or at least hire someone interesting to do their bidding. And so we've rounded up a few recent campaigns with some big names behind them.

Contest: Win 'Mood Indigo' Poster Signed By Michel Gondry And Audrey Tautou

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2014 11:05 AM
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In a season where studios are spendings hundreds of millions of dollars on special effects to help tell fantastical stories, once again Michel Gondry is showing Hollywood how it's done. On a much smaller scale, and with far less cash, "Mood Indigo" presents no less an imaginative story, full with no shortage of Gondry-esque touches. And today we have some special items for Gondry fans.

Review: The Shorter U.S. Theatrical Cut Of Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 21, 2014 12:02 PM
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“Mood Indigo,” the latest from the Michel Gondry dream factory, is something of a cinephile's movie. The playful whimsy merchant might be closing a book or opening a new one, since the picture almost feels transitional. All the Gondry staples are there – the dreams that fold into reality, the un-acknowledged fantasy, the entirely-too-pleased-with-itself practical effects. But this feels different. Some will find this romantic fantasy the ur-Michel Gondry text, indulging in all his worst tendencies. But if anything, this is like the head-in-the-clouds fantasist finally closing his beloved sketchbook and facing the rest of the world.

Interview: Michel Gondry On ‘Mood Indigo,’ Fancy Props, And The Future Of Stop-Motion Animation

  • By Alex Suskind
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  • July 16, 2014 3:24 PM
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Michel Gondry’s newest movie, “Mood Indigo” (based on the legendary French novel by Boris Vian), is filled with many of the same fantastical and emotional tropes that have been splashed throughout his filmography: cloud rides over France, cars made of see-through panels, a piano that produces cocktails (fittingly called a Pianocktail). There’s also the familiar romantic approach––a budding relationship between two individuals (Romain Duris and Audrey Tatou) that reaches the manic highs and depressing lows we’ve all come to experience at some point in our lives.

Michel Gondry Still Working On 'Ubik' & John Lee Hancock To Direct Lenny Dykstra Baseball Flick

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2014 10:03 AM
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So, remember back at the beginning of May when it was reported that Michel Gondry had dropped an adaptation of Philip K. Dick's "Ubik"? Well, you can scratch that. It turns out that no long after that, he spoke with Den Of Geek and said the movie was still in play, though adapting it was proving to be a challenge.

Watch: First U.S. Trailer For Michel Gondry’s Fantastical Romance Film ‘Mood Indigo,’ Plus New Poster

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 22, 2014 1:53 PM
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Real talk: Michel Gondry’s career is fascinating and also a mess that’s all over the place. And depending on who you are this is either a plus or minus. On one hand, the French filmmaker has been called a visionary on the level of Spike Jonze, but there’s an argument to be made Gondry's great films are far and few between. A lot of them have plenty of cool concepts in them and not all of them work (“Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind” easily being his best). Gondry also has some clunkers like “The Green Hornet,” and even “Be Kind Rewind” is super uneven (though it has a lot of good stuff too).

Michel Gondry Says He's No Longer Working On Philip K. Dick’s 'Ubik,' Reveals Title Of His Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2014 12:42 PM
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One of the more intriguing projects Michel Gondry attached himself to in recent years was an adaptation of Philip K. Dick's "Ubik." The metaphysical story follows a man who works at an anti-psi security firm that blocks telepathic spying and other sorts of supernatural trickery. When the company is hired to tackle a job on the Moon, things don't go as planned. And while we hadn't heard much about the movie in some time, last year Gondry said, “We are still at the very beginning. It's an amazing story. It's a very complicated story from a very prominent book so I am taking it slow."

Michel Gondry Reveals Details About His Next Film, Shooting Could Begin This Summer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2014 10:24 AM
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While the films may not always work, the inventiveness and willingness to try new things, make us return again and again to the movies of Michel Gondry. And Gondry has been particularly hard to pin down recently, delivering the lo-fi "The We And The I," the animated Noam Chomsky documentary "Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?" and the wild fantasy "Mood Indigo." And for his next, it looks like Gondry again is striking into different territory.

12 Indie Directors Who Jumped To Blockbuster Budgets

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 26, 2014 2:24 PM
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Noah, Russell Crowe, Aronofsky
This week sees the release of “Noah,” and it’s notable for a number of reasons. For one, it’s that it’s a relatively rare Biblical movie not aimed principally at religious audiences (which may or may not pay off). For another, it’s the latest film from “Requiem For A Dream” and “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky. But perhaps more than anything else, it’s a movie that costs $125 million, almost four times as much as the director’s most expensive previous film, “The Fountain,” the helmer having been given the keys to Paramount’s war chest after the surprise smash success of “Black Swan,” which made nearly $300 million worldwide.

Blessed Are The Forgetful: Remembering ‘Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind’ On Its 10th Anniversary

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 18, 2014 3:33 PM
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Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind
It’s 2008. April-ish. Manchester. My girlfriend of 18 months and I have just broken up. The first really serious, vaguely grown-up relationship, the one that makes you understand why people put themselves through all of that stuff. It's been on its way for a while, but the plug was finally pulled in a phone call, one that we both cry our way through. Eventually, we hang up. I could get on with this new life, or I could drink myself into warm, nauseous oblivion until I don’t feel the absence anymore. Behind me, on the wall (tatty, faded, and with the top-left corner hanging off, because I haven’t yet taken that step into the crucial and significant part of adulthood where you stop using Blu-Tack and start framing your shit), is a poster for “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

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