On Set With Michel Gondry For many directors, music videos are but a lucrative stop-gap between film projects – but for the French auteur Michel Gondry it is where he began (and a medium to which he returns again and again), the creative freedom they offer providing an outlet for his unfettered imagination, enabling him to experiment and fine tune a remarkable talent. For Gondry’s latest foray into music video he teamed up again with past collaborators The Chemical Brothers, and here discusses his interpretation of the duo’s “juddering robotic funk” of new single “Go,” offering an unprecedented insight into his creative process.
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For a new book, Daniel King photographed teens in Ukraine in the final months of 2013, leading up to the country’s descent into civil war.
Noel Camardo is watching American culture closely, analyzing and documenting its bizarre behavior with a sharp eye and his camera. Whether it’s our strange fascination with staring at phones in public while being unaware of our surrounding to income inequality or our government’s food regulation, Camardo’s photographs reveal the cracks and underlying issues in our infrastructre and society.
Set in a small British ex-pat community on the balmy holiday island of Majorca, The Rocks (Riverhead) follows two love stories over a period of 60 years.
For the New York-based duo Sofi Tukker, the creation of world music for a wider audience (including the dance and techno scenes) is essential.
Happy Monday! Here’s our compendium of pop culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the holiday weekend.
Kindness: House Lights “There’s enough straightforward, intelligent pop music than can just lay itself out really fast, in a sugar hit kind of way,” says British musician and filmmaker Adam Bainbridge aka Kindness. “People enjoy it but there’s enough of that already. So I might as well do something that is not so lazer guided
Improvisation for the Left Hand Mike Figgis is one of a rare group of acclaimed directors who manage to successfully balance big-budget Hollywood films with more experimental work. A recently announced reunion with his Leaving Las Vegas leading man Nicolas Cage for thriller Exit 147 follows his appointment as a patron of London’s Central School of Ballet (CSB), and last year the filmmaker threw himself into a project with a dozen of the renowned institution’s final-year students, the result of which premieres today. Improvisation for the Left Hand builds on his on-going work with internationally renowned pianist Rosey Chan, seen performing in the film
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