He was especially noted for the videos for fatboy slims praise you and weapon of choice and for such movies as being john malkovich and where the wild things are. Two of buddy holly director spike jonzes videos for the same artist. Known as an innovative writerdirector, he has collaborated with maurice sendak to bring this classic childrens book to life. Director spike jonze brings an uncomfortable intimacy to ansaris selfreflective set, which, in the end, makes it all the more perceptive. The work of director spike jonze video 2003 the work of. A notoriously shy prankster with a penchant for skateboarding and tall tales, spike jonze might not have been the most obvious candidate for most promising director or best first feature status. The work of director spike jonze is the first volume in the directors label dvd series. Jonze began his feature film directing career with being john malkovich 1999 and adaptation. Spike jonze may have been a prolific music video director back in the day, but he sure has taken his sweet time between feature film. Released in 2004 as part of the limited edition directors label boxset the work of directors spike jonze, chris cunningham, michel gondry. These three uncommon characters were all editors for grand royal magazine as well, under the direction of mike d and adam horovitz and adam.
The music videos, documentaries and short stories of director and actor spike jonze. Spike jonze gets freaky for kenzo where film meets beauty the being john malkovich director has shot a perfume advert for the japanese brand the latest in a line of unusual collaborations. Jan 08, 2015 this is a short montage of spike jonze s movies from 199920. Nov 23, 2006 spike jonze s how they get there the big short 6 jared vennetts pitch to front point partners jenga blocks scene duration. Film director roman coppola, the torrance community dance group. Jonze s volume, the work of director spike jonze, was released in october and comprises his videos, as well as photographs, drawings and interviews. Not only does jonze muster a feature film from a mere 338 word picture book, his film demonstrates how notions. Jan 23, 2004 volume 1 is the work of director spike jonze. May 16, 2002 hes given us jackass, being john malkovich, some deeply freaky music videos and now a spoof documentary about a washedup rapper.
Where the wild things are is nothing but a disaster thu 3 dec 2009 18. Directors label is a series of dvds devoted to notable music video directors. While most know him as the director of being john malkovich and adaptation, jonze initially gained his. Spike jonze opens his heart for her in the directors scifi romance, a man joaquin phoenix falls very much in love with his computer operating system scarlett johansson. Spike jonze the work of director spike jonze 2003, dvd. Hes always been drawn to getting us so lost inside a characters head that reality is experienced as a blurred, flared out, and mostly inaccessible dreamworld. Spike jonze the nine club with chris roberts episode 78 duration. Her is a 20 american sciencefiction romantic drama film written, directed, and produced by spike jonze. Beastie boys story directed by spike jonze reveals. Directed by spike jonze, lance bangs, roman coppola. Youre supposed to watch stuff on the back of a director.
Colbert is best known for his work as a television host, writer, actor, and producer, and best known for his charity work teaching english as a second language on tunisian date farms. Jonzes volume, the work of director spike jonze, was released in october and comprises his videos, as well as photographs, drawings and interviews. Where the wild things are is not spike jonzes best work but even then it is one of the best films of 2009 which went completely unnoticed. Again, as is spike jonzes tendency, her stunned and excited critics and audiences around the world, earning jonze an oscar for best original screenplay as the screenwriter. Aug 29, 2016 as the line between content and advertising continues to blur, commercials have become increasingly cinematic. Select sabotage beastie boys this takes you to a menu for the video 3. Spike jonze biography, movie highlights and photos. Put your mouse over the sabotage beastie boys menu header. Taking a ten sentence book and turning it into a feature length film was a long journey with an amazing end result. Adam spiegel born october 22, 1969, known professionally as spike jonze is an american.
Spike jonzes her is an amazing movie and a work of art. Spike jonze made up onethird along with andy jenkins and mark lewman of the triumvirate of genius minds behind dirt magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented groundbreaking sassy magazine. His style for music videos is amazingly unique, and are usually a pleasure to watch. Apr, 2020 where the wild things are is not spike jonzes best work but even then it is one of the best films of 2009 which went completely unnoticed. Where the wild things are marks spike jonzes third directorial feature, after helming the indie films being john malkovich and adaptation. Background spike jonze was born namedadam spiegel on october 22, 1969. Scifi as social criticism director spike jonze replaces the genres usual escapism with a vision of the future that reveals hard truths about the present, writes solvej. How does director spike jonze use imagery to communicate a deep sense of loneliness in his work. If im curious about a video or band or film technique, i dont need an intermediate. Where the wild things opens with the rambunctious but imaginative little boy named max who wears wolf costume and. The first installment of the series centered on director spike jonze and was released on. Spike jonze has been making viral music videos ripe for the internet before the term viral even existed.
Throughout his career, spike jonze has made a virtue of the narrative and temporal limitations of short forms, including commercials, skateboarding videos, music videos, short films, and television. Rent the work of director spike jonze 2003 on dvd and. Kathy sweeney enters the weird world of spike jonze. Nov 28, 20 spike jonze on jackass, scarlett johanssons erotic voice and techno love john patterson the directors offbeat love story her about a man who falls in love with his computer operating system.
Dec 16, 20 joaquin phoenix plays a man in love with an operating system in director spike jonze s latest film, her. Spike jonze, american director and producer known for his visually arresting and innovative music videos and films. Director spike jonze turns in a fine performance with his documentary, beastie boys story technology extraction, that drops on netflix tomorrow, is an actionpacked ride that qualifies as a. Speigel happened to be a distant relative of speigel catalogue family making adam an heir to its catalog fortune. Jonze cofounded directors label a series of dvds devoted to music video directors in september 2003 with filmmakers chris cunningham and michel gondry. Directors label is a series of dvds devoted to notable music video directors first released in 2003 by palm pictures, the series was created by spike jonze, chris cunningham, and michel gondry, the subjects of the first three volumes. Her writer and director spike jonze won the oscar for best original screenplay at the academy awards in 2014. Oct 20, 2003 directed by spike jonze, lance bangs, roman coppola. Spike jonze, an american, is a deadpan prankster, engaged in streetlevel surrealism, subjecting low culture to. Hes given us jackass, being john malkovich, some deeply freaky music videos and now a spoof documentary about a washedup rapper. Real film director spike jonze her, adaptation, being john malkovich made his name in the field of nonfilm films skate videos, music videos, adverts in the 90s. The film director has put together a special compilation of dancing from his movies and. His work has pushed the vanguard of filmmaking technique and narrative, allowing.
Because its such a huge part of the human experience, filmmakers have been making films about loneliness s. Director offers details of the abortive film he and the beasties wrote in the mid1990s published. Colbert is best known for his work as a television host, writer, actor, and producer. Freud could well have been writing about the short film and video work of spike jonze. By playing with the extremes of your frames, you can capture characters disconnection with the world around them. Whilst undertaking huge feature film projects, spike jonze has also directed, produced and written some of the most influential and unforgettable shorts. The first time i watched it in theaters, it hit me with an extremely. Sreya bhattacharyya on playing a bassist in the film. Spike jonze the work of director spike jonze discogs.
One of the first in the series, the work of director spike jonze collects many of the directors most memorable videos, including his early clips for the breeders cannonball, the beastie boys. A second volume of gondrys work was released exclusively on his website. Four new volumes were released in 2005, this time featuring mark romanek, jonathan glazer, anton corbijn and stephane sednaoui. It includes interviews and audio commentaries from musicians such as fatboy slim, weezer, the pharcyde, daft punk, the chemical brothers, bjork, christopher walken and puffy, plus the making of drop with the pharcyde. Writer director spike jonze s latest movie, called simply her, is about a. Why spike jonze is being recognised for his work in dance. Mar 01, 2016 director spike jonze had a vision for how to open the late show, so stephen said, why not. Oct, 2009 spike jonze the nine club with chris roberts episode 78 duration. Spike jonze, the hip film director, didnt let the fact that he was born adam spiegel, heir to the clothingcatalog fortune, sink him into a slough of pampered despond the new york times. The director series of dvds, in my opinion is a must have for any film student or person who has a great interest in movies, directors and how its done. Possibly the most beloved video director working today, spikes also had the most successful leap.
Every person on earth has felt it at one point in their livesthe dead weight, the echoing pang, the electric skin that fires every time its touched. Having made his career out of a handful of outofthebox music videos, he managed to make a name for himself after teaming up with critically acclaimed screenwriter charlie. Its not talked about too much but it is seriously my favorite movie of all time. Described as a kid at heart, jonze set out to make the movie adaptation of one of the best loved childrens books of all time. Throughout his career, spike jonze has made a virtue of the narrative and temporal limitations of short forms, including commercials, skateboarding videos, music videos, short films, and television jonzes work across these abbreviated forms has allowed him to experiment aesthetically and to collaborate with other filmmakers, actors. With mark gonzales, lauren curry, rico bueno, gavin scott. Over the course of four features, spike jonze has become american cinemas poet laureate of solipsism. The film received mixed criticism on release, mostly focused on confusion between who the film was intended for adults or children. Rent the work of director spike jonze 2003 starring bjork and beastie boys on dvd and bluray.
Sep 06, 2016 the parallels between weapon of choice and jonzes latest internetbreaker should not be ignoredand neither should the directors long history of video innovations. The work of director spike jonze 2003 rotten tomatoes. Includes a 52 page book with spikes photographs, drawings and interviews. With the release of being john malkovich in the fall of 1999, however, those were exactly the kinds of superlatives being lauded upon the impetuous wunderkind. Whilst the film is far less complex than any of jonzes previous work, it doesnt feel lacking at all. Writerdirector spike jonzes latest movie, called simply her, is about a. An extreme close up can make us feel overwhelming emotion. Director spike jonze turns in a fine performance with his documentary, beastie boys story technology. Jonze made a faux documentary called the mystery of dalaro in 2004 as part of an advertising campaign for the volvo s40. Born as adam spiegel, on the 22 nd of october 1969 in rockville, maryland this talented screenwriter, producer, director and actor grew up in bethesda, maryland and gulph mills in pennsylvania. Sure the name spike jonze rings a bell but i really hadnt heard too much about these guys apart from the fact that theyre directors. An ardent bmx biker, he soon became an assistant editor and later photographer for the independent biking. Spike created different products which include music videos, commercials, film and television. Jonze use imagery to communicate a deep sense of loneliness in his work.
The first installment of the series centered on director spike jonze and was released on october 28, 2003. Includes a 52 page book with spike s photographs, drawings and interviews. Jonze had made a short film in 2010, im here, starring andrew garfield, which was along the same lines, though focusing on young love. Where the wild things are director spike jonze film. The film is largely regarded as his best work to date shorts. Jonzes volume, the work of director spike jonze, was released in october and. The series first wave consists of the work of director spike jonze, the work of director chris cunningham, and the work of director michel gondry, dvds profiling three men who couldnt be more different as stylists or personalities. Despite the modest collection of featurelength movies under his belt, spike jonze may very well be one of the most exciting directors working in the film industry today.
Possibly the most beloved video director working today, spike s also had the most successful leap to the big screen with being john malkovich and last. Many famous directors, such as ridley scott, david fincher, and michel gondry, have supplemented their income with intermittent forays into commercial directing, which affords them a unique arena in which to showcase their signature style or, in this case, personal brand. Dec 03, 2009 here endeth the legend of the genius of the director spike jonze. One of the first in the series, the work of director spike jonze collects many of the director s most memorable videos, including his early clips for the breeders cannonball, the beastie boys.
In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need. Joaquin phoenix plays a man in love with an operating system in director spike jonzes latest film, her. The film director has put together a special compilation of. Spike jonze, director of where the wild things are, has multiple movies and music videos to his name. With joaquin phoenix, amy adams, scarlett johansson, rooney mara. Spike jonzes new commercial for kenzo perfume is as bold as it gets. Spike jonze made up onethird along with andy jenkins and mark lewman of the triumvirate of genius minds behind dirt magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented groundbreaking sassy. The work of director spike jonze includes a collection of music videos, short films, and documentaries filmed by the acclaimed director during the 90s. Ryan heffington whose work includes sias chandelierhas created erratic and rapturous choreography. The film follows theodore twombly joaquin phoenix, a man who develops a relationship with samantha scarlett johansson, an artificially intelligent virtual assistant personified through a female voice.
Dvd dvdvideo, pal, double sided, deluxe edition country. Among other rarities and strange things, it includes 16 music videos, several short films, documentaries, makingofs, interviews with musicians hes worked with. Her 20 her could almost be an amalgamation of spike jonzes previous. How spike jonze shoots movies about loneliness go really wide or really close. Directors label series boxed set the works of spike jonze. Spike jonze, original name adam spiegel, born october 22, 1969, rockville, maryland, u. Director spike jonze delves into where the wild things are 11012009 12. Where the wild things opens with the rambunctious but imaginative little boy named max who wears wolf costume and chases his dog, plays snowballwarfare game. Adam spiegel born october 22, 1969, known professionally as spike jonze pronounced as the common welsh name jones, is an american filmmaker, photographer, and actor, whose work includes film, television, music videos, and commercials jonze began his career as a teenager photographing bmx riders and skateboarders for freestylin magazine and transworld skateboarding, and he co.1494 463 1611 825 500 1054 866 649 160 794 939 757 1479 1027 1269 1254 723 428 1314 1169 466 919 762 939 1628 625 92 1651 1235 156 1430 1351 28 1298 1287 280 1113 180 330 620 546 394 53 741