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The Work of Director Spike Jonze (2003)

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The music videos, documentaries and short stories of director and actor Spike Jonze.


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Cast overview:
Mark Gonzales Mark Gonzales ... Himself (segment "Mark Paints") / Guy (segment How They Get There)
Lauren Curry Lauren Curry ... Girl (segment "How They Get There")
Rico Bueno ... Angry Man (segment "How They Get There")
Gavin Scott ... Himself (segment "Mark Paints")
Rick Howard Rick Howard ... Himself (segment "The Woods")
Spike Jonze ... Richard Koufey (segment "Praise You")


The music videos, documentaries and short stories of director and actor Spike Jonze.

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Release Date:

20 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Режиссерская работа Спайка Джонза See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Palm Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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Edited from MC 900 Ft. Jesus: If I Only Had a Brain (1994) See more »


Da Funk
Performed by Daft Punk
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Spike is genius but lazy.
25 June 2005 | by moon-safari-2See all my reviews

It is very difficult to rate this DVD. On the one hand Spike Jonze has directed such awesomely genius videos like Beastie Boys "Sabotage" and FatBoy Slim's "Weapon Of Choice". But on the other he did such usual works, like "Cannonball" by The Breeders. While watching this DVD I've noticed that Spike's main problem is that he is not a perfectionist, like other directors, presented in Director Label's series. In fact, Spike is a lazy director. Just think about it: the idea of "Sabotage" belongs to Adam Horowitz of Beastie Boys, the concept of Notorious B.I.G. video has been developed by Spike's former girlfriend director Sofia Coppola. And "Praise You" has been co-directed by Sofia's brother Roman. When Spike Jonze was assigned to do the Dinosaur Jr. clip he met Macsis of the band and asked him about what did Macsis want to see in this video. And there's even a documentary placed on the disc about Spike hanging around London asking ordinary people about the Oasis video of their dreams. Does this guy have any of his own ideas? Yes, he has. It seems like when Spike really interested in working on a good video, he makes it perfect. But most of his videos (non-classic) are simple ordinary works. And, of course, there's no use to say that Slim's "Weapon Of Choice", Weezer's "Buddy Holly", Bjork's ""it's Oh So Quiet", Chemical's "Electrobank" and some other videos and shots presented on this impressive FOUR HOUR, DOUBLE-SIDED DVD are worth paying for. The DVD also contain different interviewees and commentaries, but the quality of their sound is rather bad. And traditional Director's Label 52-page book is not that interesting and stylish as Michel Gondry's and Chris Cunningham's. Though this is not a perfect realize, It's imperative having Beasties and FatBoy Slim's clips in every good DVD collection. So, you'll have to buy The Work Of Director: Spike Jonze.

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