Today is the birthday of Academy Award winning director Michel Gondry. The visionary French film maker turns 50 today. Gondry, like Spike Jones and David Fincher, got into feature films by way of a very prolific and successful career of directing music videos. He has directed absolutely stunning videos for the likes of Radiohead, Kanye West, Massive Attack, Sheryl Crow and Paul McCartney, among SO many others. Here are three of my favorite Gondry-helmed music videos:
Bjork 'Hyperballad' (1996)
The White Stripes 'Fell In Love With A Girl' (2002)
and, perhaps my favorite, Daft Punk 'Around The World' (1997)
Michel Gondry has literally dozens of other surreal, dream-like and mind bending music videos. You can find the full list here. I encourage you to check them out.
Happy Birthday, Michel. From a true fan.