Sunday, April 06, 2008

Be Kind, Rewind ended up not being as good as I would want it to be, but I loved it nonetheless. As a comedy, none of the jokes really struck me as funny, despite the presence of people like Heather Lawless and Jon Glaser, not doing anything, but getting paid anyway. I like it for Michel Gondry getting naked with his process, and how, while it's less technically impressive than The Science of Sleep, it seems more open-hearted for the way it embraces community. It feels like a companion piece to Block Party in that way.

I really hope Gondry's next film ends up being the postulated Daniel Clowes collaboration of an adaptation of Master Of Space And Time, especially if the Clowes screenplay for a movie about the kids who made an adaptation of Raiders Of the Lost Ark ever gets made.

Until then I guess I am waiting for the release of Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York, and Tokyo, the film anthology including an adaptation of the Gabrielle Bell comic from Kramers Ergot 5.


1minutefilmreview said...

Gondry's like a happier version of Tim Burton or a more child-like Terry Gilliam!

Anonymous said...

Gondry is a great example of "all style" filmmaking. Perhaps he should go back to music videos. That would be ok, no big deal other than the fact that maybe nobody makes music videos anymore? I haven't checked. Anyway, he is really clearly not a good filmmaker. Clowes would be making a mistake working with him! Clowes, he could have an incredible film on his hands if he had a good director. I almost think he needs to pick up a camera himself.

I always get in disccussions about Gondry because people usually love him and I don't get it at all!!