The Work of Director Spike Jonze
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2003
Director: Spike Jonze
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 660200-306823
Running time: 6:40 (400 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: October 28, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#2057)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 04, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 6 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
The Directors Label series highlights the work of the filmmakers who have helped to re-define music videos and filmmaking over the last decade.

Spike Jonze is most widely known as the director of Being John Malkovich (which garnered three Academy Award nominations) and Adaptation.

However, Jonze also remains a pioneer in the world of music videos and for many years has been best known as an award-winning music video, short film and commercial director. He got his start working as a photographer and co-directing the skate video "Blind Video Days" with Mark Gonzales.

Spike's direction of the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" music video (1994), in the form of opening credits for a fictional 1970s cop show, received critical acclaim and numerous awards. Ever since, Jonze's music videos have regularly been nominated for MTV Video Music Awards. In fact, Spike directed Fatboy Slim's "Praise You," which was named the best video of all time by MTV voters. Also ranked on that all-time best list are several of his other videos, including "Sabotage," Weezer's "Buddy Holly," Daft Punk's "Da Funk," Bjork's "It's Oh So Quiet" and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon Of Choice." Spike has also worked with such talented artists as The Pharcyde, R.E.M., Notorious B.I.G, and The Chemical Brothers.

Spike also produced Michel Gondry's Human Nature, based on an original script by his frequent collaborator Charlie Kaufman.

Music Videos:
Wax "California"
Beastie Boys "Sure Shot"
The Pharcyde "Drop"
The Breeders "Cannonball"
Beastie Boys "Sabotage"
Daft Punk "Da Funk"
Fatlip "What's Up Fatlip?"
Weezer "Undone (The Sweater Song)"
Fatboy Slim "Praise You"
Dinosaur Jr. "Feel The Pain"
MC 900ft Jesus "If I Only Had A Brain"
The Notorious B.I.G. "Sky's The Limit"
Fatboy Slim "Weapon Of Choice"
Weezer "Buddy Holly"
The Chemical Brothers "Elektrobank"
Bjork "It's Oh So Quiet"

Rarities:
How They Get There - a short film with Mark Gonzales.
Mark Paints - Another short film with Mark Gonzales.
The Oasis Video That Never Happened.
Rockafella Skank - Richard Koufey's audition tape for Fatboy Slim.
The Woods - a short film excerpt from Mouse, a Girl Skateboards film.

Documentaries:
What's Up Fatlip? (the documentary) - After Fatlip left The Pharcyde, outrageous rumors began circulating. This candid documentary happened as Spike and Fatlip worked together on a music video, and Spike let his curiosity take over. (31 min).
Amarillo By Morning - While filming probull riders at a national rodeo in Houston, Spike befriended two suburban teenagers who aspired to be cowboys. This chronicles a day in their life. (29 min).
Torrance Rises - Torrance Community Dance Group on the road to their grand performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. (34 min).

56-page color book:
Includes Spike's Photographs, Drawings and Interview.
DVD Covers
The Work of Director Spike Jonze
The Work of Director Spike Jonze
Misc.
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Genres
Music
Documentary
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Palm Pictures
 • Wea Corp
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
 
Tags
Music
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature, Bonus Material
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Gallery
 • 52 page booklet
Crew
Direction
Spike Jonze....Director
Cast
Christopher Walken
Björk
Sean Combs
David Cross
Rivers Cuomo
Mike D
Adam Horovitz
Brett Ratner
Mark Romanek
Fatboy Slim
Adam Yauch