Michel Gondry’s debut book is a functional memoir of his quest to put the tools of filmmaking in the hands of as many people as possible. At Deitch Projects in 2008 Gondry emulated the heroic example of his characters, constructing a do-it-yourself film studio in which any visitor could assemble their own film from extant plot summaries and rent the results. This book chronicles Gondry’s journey towards what he calls “The Be Kind Rewind Protocol”.
80 page paperback. Black and white with color covers and 16-page color section.
Picture Box, 2008
Be Kind Rewind DVD
Jack Black and Mos Def star in Be Kind Rewind, a one-of-a-kind comedy from the mind of writer/director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). Black plays a loveable loser stuck in a life that’s too small for his big dreams. But when he unintentionally erases all the tapes in a video store where his best friend works, he devises a plan to satisfy the store’s few loyal customers by re-creating and re-filming every movie they decide to rent.
1 hour 42 minute Region 1 DVD. Rated PG-13