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Last WordsConsidering Contemporary Cinema$
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Jason Wood

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171977

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.001.0001

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Michel Gondry

Michel Gondry

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(p.36) Michel Gondry
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Last Words
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Jason Wood

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0008

This chapter presents an interview with filmmaker Michel Gondry. His films include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), a second collaboration with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. The film echoed Gondry's work in other media with its arresting mix of state-of-the-art visual effects and more DIY aesthetic. He also wrote and directed The Science of Sleep (2006). The interview covered topics such as how making a film based on his own screenplay affected Gondry's creativity; how much The Science of Sleep was drawn from instances in his own life; the role played by Gael Garcia Bernal in the film; and whether Gondry delves into his own unconscious a great deal for his work.

Keywords:   Michel Gondry, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep, interviews, film directors, filmmakers, filmmaking

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