Michel Gondry & Jack Black = Marriage Made In Heaven

Of course, I also thought the combo of Alan Parker with Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet was a divine recipe, and David Gale made me want to asphyxiate myself with a Hefty bag. But still, being ever the cinematic optimist, I'm pretty enthused at the news (via CHUD) that Michel Gondry is going to direct Jack Black in The Master of Space and Time.

Sure, it'll be Michel's first outing without a Charlie Kaufman script, but if you've seen the DVD collection of his commercials, videos, and shorts, you know that there's absolutely nothing to worry about. The guy has more creativity in his little finger than 98% of working directors in Hollywood today. Take that, Simon West.

And we all know Jack Black is terrific when he's got the right director behind him. Jack Black with Stephen Frears or Richard Linklater produces gems like High Fidelity and School Of Rock. On the other side, Jack Black under the guidance of Dennis Dugan or the Farrelly brothers produces dreck like Saving Silverman and Shallow Hal.

And speaking of Michel Gondry...where the heck is the announcement for the DVD of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind already? I'm going through some serious Joel and Clem withdrawal, man. Yeah, the new Diet Coke commercial (watch) starring Kate Beckinsale is cute. And I have to admit, I love the new Mad World (watch) video, 'tis a thing of beauty. They certainly wet the whistle but I need a full length flick already, dammit.

Related tune: Mr. Blue Sky by ELO (mp3 via It Is Just Me?)

posted by drew on 5/27/2004

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