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Watch Michel Gondry's Delightful Low-Budget Remake of 'Taxi Driver'

The concept of sweding, remaking a film with very low-budget aesthetic, was made famous in Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind. Now Gondry has put the concept into practice again with a short remake of Scorsese's Taxi Driver, which he also stars in.

Our favorite part just might be a curly-haired Gondry saying "Are you talkin' to me?" in French.

Watch below.

Watch Michel Gondry's Google Hangout Session

Director Michel Gondry participated in a public Google Hangout and the whole thing is now available to watch online. Gondry joined Metronomy's Joseph Mount to talk about the music video he directed for the band. Watch it below to get tons of bon mots from the whimsical French director.

Michel Gondry on the Music Video That Brought Him Back to the Genre

Michel Gondry talks to IMVDb about his charming music video for Metronomy's "Love Letters," which marks the first music video he's directed in several years.

He explains of the concept, "For this video I built a simple model of the set to test the idea and I showed it to Joseph [Mount, founder of Metronomy]. I went to visit him in his Paris apartment and, he had a poster on his wall that was exactly in the spirit of the drawing that I needed for the video. So that made my job easy."

Read the full story here and watch "Love Letters" below.

Michel Gondry Directs Whimsical Music Video for Metronomy

A beautiful piece of old-fashioned, hand-painted scenery takes centerstage in Michel Gondry's music video for Metronomy's "Love Letters." A 360-degree camera takes in all the intricacies of the set which, in typical Gondry fashion, is filled with whimsy.

Watch below.

Michel Gondry Goes Analog for 'Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?' Animations

Michel Gondry talks to Filmmaker Magazine about his unusual documentary, Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?, in which Gondry animates the musings of Noam Chomsky.

Michel Gondry Narrates a Scene from His Noam Chomsky Documentary

In a scene from Michel Gondry's documentary Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?, Gondry provides behind-the-scenes commentary on a scene from his unusual animated/live action film about Noam Chomsky. Gondry did many of the hand-drawn animations himself.

Watch it here on The New York Times.

Watch the Trailer for Michel Gondry's Animated Noam Chomsky Documentary

Michel Gondry's feature-length documentary Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? presents the dense, philosophical musings of Noam Chomsky as a series of animations. Chomsky's words were taken from conversations he had with Gondry over a period of time.

The film will close out the DOC NYC festival on November 21st. Watch the trailer below.

Watch the New Michel Gondry-Directed Gillette Commercial

Michel Gondry directs a music-based Gillette commercial in which an NFL workout routine becomes the beats for a new track by LCD Soundsystem's Phil Mossman.

Watch below.

Michel Gondry's Quirky Visuals Need No Translation in Trailer for 'Mood Indigo'

Oui, the latest trailer for Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo is entirely in French (with no subtitles), but you don't need to understand the words to appreciate the beautiful, surreal imagery of the auteur. Watch below.

A Guided Tour Through Michel Gondry's Favorite Video Store

Tiffany Limos directs this short film in which director Michel Gondry takes us through a guided tour of his favorite video store in Paris, La Butte Video Club. Says Gondry of how video stores have influenced him (most obviously in his feature film Be Kind, Rewind), "We had a video player at home since the early 80s so the video process was part of my adolescence. I used to shoot little sketches with my brothers and our friends. Sadly, I don’t think there are many places like La Butte left where I live in Brooklyn."

Watch below and read more here on NOWNESS.

Michel Gondry: A Cinephile's Labyrinth on Nowness.com.

Watch the Dreamy Trailer for Michel Gondry's Upcoming Feature, 'Mood Indigo'

You don't have to understand French to enjoy Michel Gondry's typically surreal and dreamy imagery in the trailer for his latest, Mood Indigo. The fantastical love story centers around a couple of newlyweds who are forced to deal with an unexpected ailment: she has a water lily growing in her chest.

The film stars Audrey Tautou and currently has no US release date (it comes out on April 24th in France).

Enjoy Three Minutes of Comic Surrealism with Michel Gondry's Short Film 'Haircut Mouse'

Michel Gondry's short animated film "Haircut Mouse" is about as surreal as you can expect from the French director responsible for helming Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Be Kind, Rewind. The tongue-in-cheek film tells the comically tragic story of a mouse who decides to be a hairdresser. Watch below.

Back to School: Michel Gondry Gets A Digital Education for 'The We & The I'

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<p>In 2011, Michel Gondry turned heads by accepting a directing assignment that is unique among the films on his resume, which includes <em>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind, Human Nature</em> and many visually groundbreaking music videos. <em>The Green Hornet</em> was a would-be Hollywood blockbuster that brought a comic book property to the big screen while folding in the comedic talents of Seth Rogan in the title role. The budget was reportedly $120,000,000.</p>

In 2011, Michel Gondry turned heads by accepting a directing assignment that is unique among the films on his resume, which includes Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind, Human Nature and many visually groundbreaking music videos. The Green Hornet was a would-be Hollywood blockbuster that brought a comic book property to the big screen while folding in the comedic talents of Seth Rogan in the title role. The budget was reportedly $120,000,000.

Back to School: Michel Gondry Gets A Digital Education for 'The We & The I'

In 2011, Michel Gondry turned heads by accepting a directing assignment that is unique among the films on his resume, which includes Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind, Human Nature and many visually groundbreaking music videos. The Green Hornet was a would-be Hollywood blockbuster that brought a comic book property to the big screen while folding in the comedic talents of Seth Rogan in the title role. The budget was reportedly $120,000,000.

Michel Gondry on Improvised Performances and How He Came to Appreciate Cannes

Michel Gondry talks to Indiewire about his latest film, The We and the I, which centers on a group of Bronx high school kids taking the public bus and features improvisation from a group of non-actors.

Watch the Trailer for Michel Gondry's Latest 'The We and the I'

The trailer for Michel Gondry's The We and the I has been released ahead of the film's Cannes premiere. There is rather a lot of mystery surrounding the plot of the film (which at one point possibly involved a time machine), though it appears to be about a group of kids who spend a year commuting on a public bus together. Watch below. (via Bleeding Cool)

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