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Michel Gondry has a new movie coming out called "Be Kind Rewind." And then, since I guess he wasn't entirely happy with the way the studio's trailer looked, he made his own.
posted by From Bklyn (46 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
...and I only just noticed that the official site is worth refreshing a few times.
posted by Jofus at 3:33 AM on February 13, 2008


Eddie Izzard certainly has put on some weight. And his American accent is spot on.
posted by PenDevil at 3:34 AM on February 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


MetametametaFilter!
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 3:44 AM on February 13, 2008


Oh yeah? Wait until I make my own version of his own version of the trailer with their own versions of films.
posted by ColdChef at 4:09 AM on February 13, 2008


It probably would have been more betterer if he'd remade Eternal Sunshine without Jim Carey, AMIRITE?
posted by Jofus at 4:13 AM on February 13, 2008


So if I pony up the money to go see this Gondry is like gonna be there in the cinema acting it out live in front of me?

... no wait, I'll get the script off Drews then act it out with some mates, myself.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:57 AM on February 13, 2008


Your favorite movie acted out and filmed on cheap video cameras then made into a trailer of a major movie but redone by the director himself sucks.
posted by hal9k at 5:20 AM on February 13, 2008


Gondry's version will make no sense if you haven't seen the real trailer. FYI.
posted by smackfu at 5:37 AM on February 13, 2008


Gondry's version will make no sense if you haven't seen the real trailer. FYI.

Yeah, I thought that was a plus.
posted by From Bklyn at 5:44 AM on February 13, 2008


So he made an imitation of the trailer mimicking the story of the movie he made.
BRLNT
posted by cavalier at 6:03 AM on February 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


^^^^ To stay true to my vision you need to read that as intended with absolutely no vowels.
posted by cavalier at 6:03 AM on February 13, 2008


Ahhh, that was funny, thanks. Good start on the day.
posted by AwkwardPause at 6:08 AM on February 13, 2008


For what it's worth, the actual trailer for this was the only one that's made me want to see the movie in at least the last year.

If they'd shown this one instead, I can't imagine that would've been any different.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:13 AM on February 13, 2008


I think this is an after joke, I don't think it's really meant to replace the other trailer. And it's really, silly, simple and funny or, in other words, great stuff. It's really cool that he took the time to do a silly joke like this.
posted by micayetoca at 6:25 AM on February 13, 2008


I haven't seen the original trailer, and I really want to see the movie now.
posted by lleachie at 6:37 AM on February 13, 2008


Lame! he didn't remake the soundtrack!

Heh, that was great, this youtube comment sums it up for me:

" Best thing ever never before has anything been sweded so well! Please tell me they'll swede more stuff!"
posted by TechnoLustLuddite at 6:39 AM on February 13, 2008


Michel Gondry has a history of wacky internet videos.

I can't seem to find the one where he solves a rubik's cube with his feet though. Too bad.
posted by splatta at 6:44 AM on February 13, 2008


Oh, wow! i didn't realize Michel Gondry was the Rubik's cube Foot solve hoax guy!
Well, i'd like to see them try to prove that THIS is a hoax:

Michel Gondry Solves a Rubiks Cube with his Nose
posted by TechnoLustLuddite at 6:49 AM on February 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


@splatta: d'oh!
posted by TechnoLustLuddite at 6:50 AM on February 13, 2008


Meta.
posted by Pecinpah at 6:51 AM on February 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


I have such a crush on Michel Gondry that it isn't even funny. I was especially dying when he said, "It's the Ghostbusters song theme."
posted by piratebowling at 7:30 AM on February 13, 2008


1. Michel Gondry is a fucking genius.
2. I can't believe this is coming out on my birthday. IT'S LIKE HE'S IN MY HEAD, MAN!
3. Swede?
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:52 AM on February 13, 2008


Yeah, i guess "swede" is a verb now. Who knew? Silly internets...
posted by TechnoLustLuddite at 8:01 AM on February 13, 2008


In the movie, they apparently start out by saying that it's the Swedish version of Ghostbusters, which is why it looks different. They then use the term "swede-ing" to describe their remaking process and style.
posted by piratebowling at 8:08 AM on February 13, 2008


Ah, thanks piratebowling.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 8:17 AM on February 13, 2008


If I had a uterus, it'd be all over Michel Gondry.

Or no, wait...

I mean...you know what I mean.
posted by Pecinpah at 8:20 AM on February 13, 2008


On a related note, the Alamo Drafthouse ran a contest where people made their own short remakes of famous movies.
posted by puritycontrol at 8:43 AM on February 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


That was awesome.
posted by Salmonberry at 8:56 AM on February 13, 2008


I don't want to be exposed to anus covered in uterus.
posted by nebulawindphone at 9:02 AM on February 13, 2008


I highly recommend the autobiographical documentary I've Been 12 Forever (here's part 1) for some insight into this man's goofy, brilliant mind.
posted by naju at 9:08 AM on February 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


I've been looking forward to this film since I first saw the original trailer a couple of months ago. I was a little uncertain about Mos Def when he first started acting, but he has been just consistently fantastic in every movie I've seen him in.

I strongly suspect that this will be no different.
posted by quin at 9:13 AM on February 13, 2008


Oops, looks like it's Part 2. Part 1 is more interesting, you should seek it out.
posted by naju at 9:21 AM on February 13, 2008


I hope this ends up more like Eternal Sunshine than the Science of Sleep. Gondry works within a continuum of weirdness, and the weirder end of it is not to my taste.
posted by smackfu at 9:32 AM on February 13, 2008


BRLNT indeed.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:11 AM on February 13, 2008


Art imitates Life imitating Art imitating Life (or something like that). This could lead to infinite recursion and the destruction of the universe, as we know it. (Not that this would necessarily be a bad thing.)
posted by spock at 10:28 AM on February 13, 2008


Funny, speaking of infinite recursion. Just yesterday I was poking some of the five-minute no-budget remakes for the "Rewind Kindly" contest (the tron one was the best) and found a couple of guys had remade the Be Kind Rewind trailer itself.
posted by churl at 10:35 AM on February 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


Horace- Happy early birthday! That's my birthday too!

I can't add much to the comments so far, just agree with everyone expressing love for Gondry.
posted by hopeless romantique at 11:51 AM on February 13, 2008


The underlying concept here is certainly similar to the one demonstrated in the Bachelorette video.
posted by anazgnos at 12:07 PM on February 13, 2008


churl: Has that site been FPP'd? Because I just spent way too much time on it.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:12 PM on February 13, 2008


Um, that second link is, um - exceptional!
posted by From Bklyn at 12:38 PM on February 13, 2008


I saw the movie before I saw either trailer, and I have to say - unfortunately, as I like Gondry - I enjoyed his own trailer more than his film. The film is about being whimsical and magical, but doesn't really succeed in having those attributes itself (though this being Gondry, that's not for want of trying). In this case, I think the concept may be better suited to a short form.
posted by liam at 12:53 PM on February 13, 2008


It has not been FPP'd as far as I know -- go for it if you think it's entertaining enough and dissimilar enough from this post. I watched a dozen or so and I liked the Die Hard and Blade Runner ones as well. There's sure to be some overlooked gems in there.

If you FPP it, give credit to puritycontrol. I just realized he beat me to the link.
posted by churl at 5:08 PM on February 13, 2008


Horace- Happy early birthday! That's my birthday too!

Woah... crazy. Me, too.

2/13... NEVAR FORGET.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:07 PM on February 13, 2008


Wait, C_D, is 2/13 your birthday, or 2/22. That's what we're talking about. The birthday formerly known as George Washington's, before all this President's Day nonsense came along.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:21 AM on February 14, 2008


Michel Gondry's Jack Black is brilliant especially the facial ticks/fiddling with his glasses.
posted by Hugonaut at 5:10 PM on February 14, 2008


I saw this the other night, and loved the beginning - enjoyed the whole thing, but felt like the end was a bit soppy, whereas it started off just wonderfully bizarre and hilarious.

But I am adding a comment here because that website is really funny. Check out the sweded internet, and then I recommend doing a search for "paris hilton", "cats", and perhaps "google earth", for starters...
posted by mdn at 9:00 PM on February 24, 2008


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