Posted on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 by Germain Lussier
There’s nothing like a good Michel Gondry movie to warp your fragile little mind. Whether he’s wiping out memories, sweding blockbusters or walking around with giant hands, Gondry’s films always have a unique and memorable aesthetic. He’s currently in France filming The Froth on the Daydream with Audrey Tautou, based on the 1947 novel by Boris Vian, and it seems the film will be more of the same. A French site has come upon a bunch of very uniquely designed cars from the set of the film, which you can see a full gallery of after the jump.
If you mouse over each car, you can read what kind of car these designs began with. All old school European models.
Gondry’s film is based on the book L’Écume des Jours, which is translated in English to Froth on the Daydream or Foam on the Daze. We’re not sure what the English title will be. Here’s the description from story from a previous story by Angie:
Vian’s surreal tale revolves around a wealthy young man named Colin, inventor of an “olfactory-musical invention” called the pianocktail. He meets and falls in love with a woman named Chloe, only for her to become ill when she gets a water lily in her lung. The only way for Colin to treat her sickness is by constantly surrounding her with flowers, which eventually drains his funds.
Meanwhile, Colin’s married friends Chick and Alise suffer problems of their own when Chick becomes so obsessed with the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre that he begins devoting all of his time, money, and attention to collecting Partre’s books. Fantastical inventions, poetic diseases, poignant young love, and a healthy serving of humor — if that doesn’t sound like the ideal Gondry project, I don’t know what does.
It’s good to see that Gondry is getting back to his indie roots after coming to Hollywood for his last film, the underrated Green Hornet. What do you think about these cars?