the science of sleep
unfortunately i'm a little late for this idea, as i know a few other blogs have done it already. but hey, i think having a blog named for a line in another michel gondry movie gives me a little authority right? so anyway, michel gondry's new movie the science of sleep is getting limited release this friday and i could not be happier. this will be his third feature-length flick, after 2001's human nature and my favorite movie, 2004's eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. i'm a big fan of gondry's work, not just from eternal sunshine, but from his more well-known work in music videos. i've been sitting on the trailer for the science of sleep for a few months now and just can't get over how wonderful it looks--the wild imagination and visual devices that gondry uses seem to be in glorious effect. and if the songs in the trailer (the velvet underground's "after hours", the strokes' "fear of sleep", and death cab for cutie's "your heart is an empty room") are any indication, the music in this film will be perfectly suited. in that vein, here's a few more sleep-related songs (you knew that was coming):
pretenders : "i go to sleep"
from the album pretenders II (1981)
madder rose : "sleep, forever"
from the album panic on (1994)
cornershop : "sleep on the left side"
from the album when i was born for the 7th time (1997)
R.E.M. : "daysleeper"
from the album up (1998)
check out the website and trailer for the science of sleep...
...and what i consider to be his best music videos, in order
gary jules : "mad world"
the white stripes : "fell in love with a girl"
the chemical brothers : "star guitar"
also check this one out--the science of sleep seems to resemble this world
steriogram : "walkie-talkie man"
*****as a final note, gondry is now filming a new movie, entitled be kind rewind, starring none other than jack black. i just wet myself.*****