VOTD: ‘[the films of] Michel Gondry’

We’ve been following Kees van Dijkhuisen‘s “[the films of]” since the very beginning, and with the latest video, we’ve now reached the halfway point of his yearlong, twelve-part project. Like the other installments before it, “[the films of] Michel Gondry” focuses on a director’s body of work, showcasing his unique style through a montage of carefully selected clips from his oeuvre. Relive the whimsy and poignancy of a Gondry film in just two and a half minutes, after the jump.

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Cool Stuff: Brandon Schaefer’s Movie Posters

25-year-old Massachusetts-based graphic artist Brandon Schaefer has created an impressive collection of retro-minimal movie posters. The Ghostbusters-inspired posters above have been making the internet rounds recently, but Schaefer has a huge portfolio of posters, some of which can even be purchased as prints on inPRNT.com. Check out some of his posters, after the jump.
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The Science of Sleep Disasterology CalendarOne of the coolest movies of last year came and went relatively fast, and was virtually unnoticed by mainstream audiences. I’m talking about The Science of Sleep, Michel Gondry’s quirky romantic dramedy about a young man, entranced by his dreams and imagination, who becomes lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world. If you haven’t yet seen it, I highly recommend you add it to your Netflix queue.

Anyway, in the film Gael García Bernal plays Stéphane Miroux, an aspiring artist who at one point pitches an idea for a “disasterology” calendar, where each month would feature an illustration of a famous disaster. I always wished that Warner Independent would have created a replica of this prop for promotional purpose. Nearly two years later I discovered while browsing flickr, that they had done just that.

So below you can find the twelve illustrations from Stéphane’s fictional Disasterology Calendar.

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