January 27, 2002
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Lego isn't just for geeks anymore. The latest video directed by Michel Gondry for the White Stripes melds lego with rock in a wonderful way that just has to be seen.
posted by mathowie (16 comments total)
i like them white stripers.
posted by Satapher at 11:23 PM on January 27, 2002

Very good vid for a very good song. I like the way it's vague enough for you to not know what's happening if you're not totally focused on the thing.
posted by boneybaloney at 11:59 PM on January 27, 2002

I liked the video, but thanks for the pointer to the White Stripes as well. I can see I've got some catching up to do.
posted by walrus at 1:09 AM on January 28, 2002

I liked it, too, but one good video doesn't redeem millions of Lego fans from geekdom.

(Hey, Walrus! I was just reading your poems last night.)
posted by pracowity at 1:20 AM on January 28, 2002

gondry on form - good use of the medium!
posted by asok at 2:42 AM on January 28, 2002

did memepool spark all this Gondry mania, or is he just all over the place? I wanna see his Star Guitar video on tv...
posted by techgnollogic at 4:59 AM on January 28, 2002

I like the White Stripes better than the Strokes. Is that bad?
posted by Wizzle at 5:32 AM on January 28, 2002

Hmm... I dunno, the Strokes have 5 members. The White Stripes is just a pair. That's over twice as much rockin'. You'd have to listen to two White Stripes albums to compete with Is This It, which is easy, because there are three White Stripes albums! I guess that means the White Stripes are less dense rockin', but more rockin' total, unless it matters that the drummer's a chick, but we haven't done that in class yet.
posted by techgnollogic at 5:54 AM on January 28, 2002

The White Stripes are okay; The Strokes are disappointing (if you've seen 'em live, you'll understand); There are many many more much better bands in the world that you'll never hear of because they don't have enough cash; The NME has a habit of hyping up bands more than they deserve (duh).

That video is awesome, though. And Meg White gets my vote for "cutest woman in rock."
posted by cheaily at 6:16 AM on January 28, 2002

Not only has Gondry done many music videos, but it turns out he's responsible for the Levi's Belly Button ad that amused/horrified everyone.
posted by O9scar at 7:56 AM on January 28, 2002

He also has directed a new movie called Human Nature starring Patricia Arquette and written by the writer of Being John Malkovich.
posted by timothompson at 8:49 AM on January 28, 2002

O9scar: link ain't workin'. Will this work?

This Gondry fella is all that. On the same director-file site, there's mention of his love for Lego (scroll down to interview) and a quick bio.
posted by D at 8:54 AM on January 28, 2002

I heard a sundance review of Human Nature from a friend and all I can say is that I'm totally surprised to hear the movie fell flat. Perhaps hollywood screwed with the script, but it sounded like an incredibly dumb plot.
posted by mathowie at 9:22 AM on January 28, 2002

its very ok to like the white stripes more than the strokes.

theyve been in the game for quite some time.

and they dont suck.
posted by Satapher at 9:26 AM on January 28, 2002

Human Nature: of course, there's a rich tradition of music video/commercial directors' first features failing. Often they are unable to direct actors, or they can't handle pacing over such a long stretch. At least they tend to be beautiful failures (i.e. Hype Williams' Belly - but not to imply Mr. Williams was ever on par with Mr. Gondry here).

Yet the Human Nature teaser is pretty funny... (QT; although the site seems to be down now)
posted by D at 9:44 AM on January 28, 2002

I'm excited about Human Nature, but I like outrageous plots (like Malkovich). It beats Pearl Harbor. I read some praise for it here and here.

Here's another good Gondry page.
posted by timothompson at 9:57 AM on January 28, 2002

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